Summary of Letter:

 Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

Often my zikr is completely neglected. Most of the time I feel very unstable and restless. Kindly guide me in this matter.

Summary of Reply:

 Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Brother / Sister

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

Conditions of this nature generally occur due to one of three reasons:

1. The incorrect company. To constantly remain in the company of people who are not inclined towards zikr, etc., has an effect upon one. (As a result one’s own inclinations also shift away from zikr.)

2. Incorrect food. The above mentioned calamity (of the disinclination of the heart from zikr and the constant instability) sometimes is brought about as a consequence of consuming food that has been purchased with haraam income.

3. The third reason for the above is indulgence in sin. It is therefore necessary that you ponder carefully as to what is the reason for your situation and rectify the same. Take a bath and then perform two rakaats of salaatut tawba. After the salaatut tawba remain sitting on the musallah for a long time and make much istighfaar (repent to Allah Ta’ala). Beseech Allah Ta’ala not to deprive you of taking his pure name. Having done this commence with your zikr, etc. The day you do not complete your zikr on time, postpone your eating until you have completed your zikr. May Allah Ta’ala assist you and grant you punctuality.  (Maktoobaat – vol.1, pg.137)