Dhikr in the Vocal Form : Permissibility and Virtues of Dhikr and it's Gathering,*[A5] Paperback - 58 pages,by: Imam Muhammad 'Abdul Hayy Al-Lacknawi,Compiled and Translated by: Mawlana Muhammad Sajid Younus,by True Islam Publications.About the Book:The dhikr (remembrance) of Allah is not just an act of great virtue but is a requirement of religion. This dhikr can be performed both silently and discretely, or (in excessively) aloud and openly, and either individually, or in a group.As Muslims moved further away from the time of the best and better generations doubts about many permissible and established practices began to be entered into the hearts of the Muslim Umma'. One such doubt being spread was about the permissibility of performing dhikr in groups and in a raised voice. Shaykh Abd al-Hay Lacknawi took note of this and prepared an Arabic treatise, which became renowned in both the sub continent and the Arab World, proving the permissibility of gathering and performing dhikr in a raised voice.From the Translator's Introduction:'This is a translation of only two sections of the original Arabic text. These two sections were selected after taking account the needs and aptitude of those who seek knowledge and truth solely through the English medium. It is hoped that these will suffice in consoling and reaffirming pious hearts that dhikr jahr is a permissible and authentic act. The other sections of the orignial work are of a scholastic nature and would only be relevant and of interest to those who would implicitly possess a good command of scholastic Arabic, thus rendering an English translation redundant. ---Section 1 is a collection of 48 narrations related to the practice of raised dhikr and its gatherings. ---Section 2 is a detailed response to some of the objections that voiced against raised dhikr.Finally there is a brief summary and conclusion of the issues relating to dhikr.'Also see Islamic Doctrine,And Refutation.