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Waswasa, Apostasy and Pure Faith

Ustadh Tabraze Azam explains that baseless misgivings about one’s Islam are part of pure faith and such thoughts do not put one outside of the fold.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have bad thoughts keep coming over to me this last few days. It was really hard and I tried […]

Doubts on My Islam

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked about having doubts on one’s Islam and feeling overwhelmed by bad luck and misgivings about one’s faith and acts of worship.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I keep thinking with very strong conviction that i keep committing apostasy and fear on the loss of my good […]

Heavily Afflicted by Waswasa

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about compulsively saying “I’m sorry” and asking forgiveness. I became heavily afflicted with waswasa when I was unemployed mainly around najasah, but alhamduliLlah I recovered from that after starting work. But recently have developed waswasa about actions or words of kufr. Also I’m obsessed with an intense fear of being […]

Severe Doubts in Washroom

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about severe doubts on purity in the washroom. For the past seven months I have been going through so much doubts and uncertainty in my life. I feel like searching for answers online has made it worst. Please give me direct answers to the following, and advise dua to remove […]

Plagued by Thoughts of Faith in Allah

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil advises on how to deal with troubling and recurring thoughts. I am troubled with waswasa concerning the rightness of my belief in Allah, and nothing helps to put me at ease. What do I do? I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for reaching out to us. Troubling […]

Doubts on the Validity of Prayer

Ustadh Salman Younas dispels misgivings on performing certain acts in prayer. I’m one who frequently questions the validity of the prayer and genuinely questions whether I have committed a mistake. This has recently been magnified by my reading of that delaying a necessary act by the length of three tasbih is itself a wajib. Now […]

Excusable Filth in the Four Madhhabs

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat answers a series of questions about the excusable amount of filth according to the four madhhabs. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have a big problem. I suffer from OCD. It’s driving me crazy. I need to know how much filth (najasa) is excusable. I know what the four […]

Validity of My Wudu and Prayer

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about the limits of the face in relation to wudu and if one has doubts about this whether one should repeat prayers. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have recently noticed that the part to be washed in wudu includes the sideburns also and the skin between […]

Having Seriously Evil Thoughts

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about intrusive thoughts that are heretical. He explains their origins, what they mean, and how to counter them. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am a fourteen year old. My problem is that it has been five months that I am having these thoughts. First it started […]

Is Missing Prayers Due to Impurity Shirk?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: My friend missed a prayer because while he was urinating he had an erection, which led him to release prostatic fluid. Has my friend committed shirk? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, No, what you have described is not shirk. But the right thing to so would have been to […]