Zikr (Remembrance)

Zikr is a practice in Islam (primarily through its mystic branch known as Sufism, but even non-Sufi Muslims do it) whereby one recites or chants a particular Name of God, phrase, or verse from the Qur’an many times as a means to access God. It is similar to the practice of Mantras in Hinduism. It is a very beautiful and positive experience. There is something about simply repeating the names of God over and over, that have a very calming and yet energizing effect on the entire body and mind. Baha’is also practice a daily zikr, by repeating the “greatest name” (Allahu Abha) a minimum of 95 times a day. I would like to see gatherings like this take place in a Baha’i context.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by fred on March 22, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Hi. I just want to make you aware that the Naqshbandi-Haqqani are very prejudiced when it comes to homosexuality. You may want to revise the video selection with one more in line with the UB values.

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  2. Noted, Fred. I will look into that myself, although I will leave the videos up as they are the best I have found of live zikr. What does “UB” mean?

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