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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I Can’t Help Myself From Thinking About Statements of Disbelief. What Do You Advise?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, I suffer from waswas and am forced to internally say things that are disbelief whenever I am praying or when I am in any kind of distress. I am not great at being patient and when I am in distress sometimes I intentionally say things internally that […]

Should I Pray Sitting down Because of Excessive Gas?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu, If one is suffering from excessive gas should he pray sitting down if that will stop the problem from occurring? Even for obligatory prayers? If I pray standing, I often find it very difficult to maintain wudu. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi […]

Wet Fingers Inside the Body While Washing the Private Parts and Fasts

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu aleikum, I always thought to enter a state of purity one must clean the anal area completely and that would require using wet fingers inside the anus. I think many of my fasts were invalidated due to water entering my body through this channel. What should I do […]

Checking Clothing for Drops of Urine

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam aleikum. Sometimes when I have doubt that urine or pre-ejaculate fluid may have come out, I check my clothes to confirm. Sometimes it’s clean and sometimes it’s not. Once, as I was exiting the shower I felt maybe something came out and as I was putting my clothes […]