Permission for dhikr recommended in hadith


A sincere seeker asked,

“I would also like to know if I can do the five tasbeehats mentioned in the “Excessive Remembrance/Dhikr 1” without a Shaykh’s permission (ijaza)?”

As per the teaching of Mawlana Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him) following answer was given,

‘Certainly you can do them.
As a general principle, specific permission is not needed for acts recommended by the holy Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace).

However, in selecting from the vast number of Prophetic dhikr recommendations, and especially their quantity advice from a Shaykh is very beneficial. The Shaykh who knows your physical & emotional health, motivation, time availability and involvement in other essential (wajib) activities will tell what suites your circumstances the best.’