Zikr: A compendium on the Zikr of Allah – “The Illuminated Way of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ”
‘Zikr’, is the magnum opus of the world renowned Spiritual Master and Islamic research scholar, Mufti Qazi Hassan Razza. This work is a consequence of 35 years of practical and experiential knowledge, and could not have been produced without the enduring and tireless support of his beloved wife, Hafidha Noor-Ul-Huda Raza. In a time when people have become increasingly confused about spirituality in Islam, this work intends to clarify misconceptions around this core science, with an explanation of how it is the very essence of Islam, and how it differs from the other Islamic sciences in its practical and universal nature. The evidence for this is provided from the primary sources of religion; the Qur’an and authentic Hadith. In this work, Mufti Hassan provides a sound and wide base of evidence for the practice of zikr in all its forms; be it loud, silent, in isolation, or in a gathering. He goes on to discuss the physical sensations experienced by the people of spirituality, as found in the life of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) and his Companions (Allah be pleased with them), as well as providing specific authentic evidences for Bay’ah (the pledge of allegiance) in the spiritual path, and the role of a spiritual teacher in transferring the light of Allah to the student. This immense yet concise work is an essential read for all, including students of spirituality; to enhance their understanding, and for those who are unsure of the path; so they can receive clear evidence from Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him), and for those who wish to tread this most blessed path.