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    I would like to know if the meditation is allowed in Islam like, kundalni meditation,etc. and other forms of meditation.


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    As-salamu 'Alaykum,

    Islam, and specifically the Sufi orders within Islam, has several forms of meditation that are usually called fikr, and precede or accompany dhikr (invocation). They are prescribed by a Shaykh for those who are initiated. Sometimes there are breathing or visual exercises involved.

    While various other traditional systems, such as some of those found in Hinduism, focus on the base of the spine or other centers on the body, Islamic meditation focuses on the heart, and then moves on to other centers.

    I would not recommend kundalini for most people, as it can be very dangerous...unless you are a Hindu and have a qualified master to teach and observe your growth. If you are a Muslim, the best way to learn about meditation is from a qualified shaykh in a traditional Sufi order.

    You can also find a few things written on the subject in H. Corbin's "Man of Light in Iranian Sufism". I hope this helps.

    wa salam,
    Abu 'Abdallah
    Last edited by Abu 'Abdallah; 09-06-2006 at 12:29 AM.


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    Are there any good kundalinii teachers in england?


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    Brother, we hv 2 derive everything from the sunnah of our prophet. During His days, such things were non-existent. we should rather try to bcum practical muslims. If some people may b saints adopted such traditions, those do not constitute sufficient enough authority for implementation by us.


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    "Are there any good kundalinii teachers in england?"

    I am sorry, I would not be able to recommend a contemporary teacher from the Hindu tradition. I'm sure they exist, but most people in the West who teach kundalini teach it outside of the complete religious and moral framework of Hinduism which such a practice demands.

    It is kind of like the many people in the West who practice dhikr or other aspects of Sufism outside of the Shariah.

    Of course it would be unwise to discredit kundalini or fikr or dhikr as such. There are probably some authentic representatives of kundalini in the West...but this is a practice for Hindus who are dedicated to the One through that tradition. Other forms of yoga are far less dangerous, and can be practiced by anyone as an exercise, like Tai Chi or the Martial Arts.

    wa salam,
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    Default Shaktipat Energy Transmission

    what about Shaktipat Meditation which is the transmission of life force energy , do you think that it will not be allowed in ISLAM ,it is for the betterment of Humans , there are many other saveral techniques which are for the good of people.

    Shaktipat is for the people who have lost the connection to their spirit and have lost the balance of life and ultimately the energy , it makes them stay connected with their spirit and change the connection and make them connected with their spirit so that the energy may be transferred to them which is natural and present in all the Universe.Energy Transmission is the main souce .

    kindly also let me know a little bit about your knowledge and position in Islam.


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    the prophet and his companions never did anything of this.

    Allah tells the believers to contemplate over the creation to increase their awe and fear and understanding of Allah's majesty and draw close to Him through doing obligatory deeds and avoiding haram deeds and then recommended deeds, etc...

    the best remembrance or dhikr is to work to perfect one's salah.

    Allah says,

    Those who remember Allah standing and sitting and lying on their sides and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heavens and the earth,: Our Lord! Thou hast not created this in vain! Glory be to Thee; save us then from the chastisement of the fire


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    can u give me any reference or Hadiths or any other source of Information where these meditations were not recommended by the Prophet pbuh.


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    believe me meditation is a great tool to handle many diseases and emotional problems


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    i think before we pass judgement on the various forms of meditation, we should consider whether they actually entail acts which may symbolise shirk in anyway, or any non-islamic, alter-religious symbolism. if that is the case then best to avoid. if not, and there is no activity or acts which symbolise or are representative of idolatrous ideology then i can't see the inherent harm in performing such acts of meditation. just be weary of its origins and purposes.

    having said that, i agree what the brothers have said: dhikr of Allah is the best meditation, reading the qur'an, reciting a wird of supplications in the morning and evening (this has amazing effects if done sincerely and regularly), and attending gatherings of dhikr all have a tremendous positive impact upon the heart.

    or you could find your local hadra.



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