i have a couple of ques.
1. one of my friends asked that why do the “sufis” prescribe a certain number when doin dhikr for ex. one’s sheikh may say that say Allahuakhbar 300x, etc… now my ques. is where does the number come from? because these arent established from quran and sunnah rite?
2.the special dhikrs that are done by sufis, that were not done at time of Rasulallah(saw) and time of sahaba, why are those done ? was not the teachings of Rasulallah sufficient for the ummah???
these ques. are wat my friend has asked me and i am unable to tell him why sufis do this so plz
One of the duties of Rasulullah was Tazkiyah-purifying the heart as mention in numerous places in the Glorious Qur’aan. Tasawuf is a way of purifying the heart. A Shaik is a spritiual doctor and Mureed is a sipiritual patience. Therefore, he prescribes different Wazayeef and numbers to treat his patience.
Whater Zikr a Shaikh tells his followers to read are from the Qur’aan and the Sunnah to purify the heart and get nearnessto Allaah. For more clarification see the following link: