Placing a piece of cloth and people gathering around it while repeating the Name of Allah

A: Placing a piece of cloth in the Masjid and gathering around it to repeat the Name of Allah is a misleading act of Bid`ah (innovation in religion) undertaken by some Sufis who deviate from the course of the Messenger (peace be upon him). Therefore, it is not permissible to do or (Part No. 2; Page No. 87) attend. This should also be prohibited and disavowed. Masjids should be protected from such acts of Bid`ah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.