Dhikr should be performed throughout the day. However, can verbal dhikr be performed while engaged in other activities? The common understanding is that when you perform two things simultaneously, you will do neither at full capacity. Given this notion, is it better to perform dhikr while you are undistracted by other activities?
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Walaikumussalam w w
As with everything else like studying, reading, writing etc, when we are focused we do it properly and when it’s done without total concentration we make mistakes and do not derive the full benefit.
Similar is the case of zikrullah. To attain maximum benefit we should do it with total concentration. However, that does not mean that we should abandon it when we are not focused.
In Urdu they say “phool nahi to phool ka patta saheeh” ie if we can’t get the flower then at least catch the leaves.