Assalam mualaikum Maulana Shakyh Hisham and e-shakyh,
May Allah bless you for your work and patience with us.
I keep getting involuntarily hand movements ( hand jerks), I remember this first started to happen whilst i was in Syria and sat with Shakyh Adnan, my left hand just kept moving and it scared me. This happened again whilst in Cyprus during zikr , and happens every now and again since, especially during zikr or thinking of Maulana and only in my left hand.
I’m confused, I’m not sure if this is something i am doing subconsciously or whether it may be something medical. The more i think about it the more i feel my ego is playing with me so i thought i would ask to put my mind at rest.
I humbly ask if any light could please be shed on the meaning of the above experiences .
These states may be explained medically, and spiritually they may be reminders pointing you to vigilance. Many people experience them and they sometimes involve the whole body or the voice, such as exclaiming dhikr incongruously. You may address your hand with the words of the Prophet (upon him blessings and peace) to the woman who trembled: Ya miskina `alayki bis-sakina.
Hajj Gibril Haddad