Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada , states: “There is nothing wrong for in following the so-called meditation techniques as long as we do not perform the specific rituals of Buddhism and as long as we concentrate on dhikr (remembrance of Allah). Such techniques are not peculiarly Buddhist or Hindu; they have been part and parcel of religious traditions all over the world. Using such techniques to calm the mind and gain focus and perspective is indeed a beneficial method.
Islam does not forbid such things; rather it encourages all trusted methods of emotional, spiritual and physical healing provided they do not contain pagan elements contrary to the concept of tawhid (Oneness of Allah).
Having said this, however, I must rush to add that while meditating we should strictly repeat the words of dhikr as taught by the Qur’an and Hadith rather than the typical mantras as taught by Buddhism or Hinduism.
May Allah grant us the wisdom to see truth as truth and follow it, and discern error as error and shun it-ameen.”