Movement during Dhikr
Written by Shakyh `Abdal Qadir `Isa
Movement during Dhikr (remembrance) is a good thing because it brings energy to the body for that act of worship. It is permissible in Sacred Law, as proven by the narration of Ahmad in his Musnad, and al-Maqdisī with sound narrators from the Hadīth of Anas radīallahu `anhu that said: "Once, the Abyssinians were dancing in front of the Messenger of Allāh sallallāhu `alahi wa-sallam , saying in their language: ‘Muhammad is a righteous servant.' He sallallāhu `alahi wa-sallam said: "What are they saying?" It was said: "[They are saying] Muhammad is a righteous servant." When he saw them in that state, he did not censure them. Rather, he approved of their act. It is known the that rulings in Sacred Law are taken from his sallallāhu `alayhi wa-sallam statements, actions, and tacit approvals. Since he approved of their action and did not censure them, it is clear that it is permissible.
Movement During Dhikr
al-Sayyid Shaykh `Abdal Qādir `Īsā al-Halabī