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Does Jokingly Pretending to Convert to Cullenism or Not Liking Beards Make Me an Unbeliever?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, (1) During my adolescence I became obsessed with the Twilight books. As a result I said, as a joke, ” I have converted to Cullenism,” and, “I won’t die before I see this movie”. Have I committed disbelief? (2) In the past, I have said that I […]

Am I Starting to Be a Disbeliever for Not Crying Anymore Regarding Bad Thoughts Towards Allah and His Messenger?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, I always have bad thoughts regarding Allah and his messenger (peace be upon him). At first these thoughts were making me crying but now, even if I still hate these thoughts they don’t make me cry anymore. Am I getting accustomed to them? Am I starting […]

Is Asking a Question About Uttering Statements of Disbelief Disbelief in Itself?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum Someone has thoughts of disbelief and, in order to know the ruling, asks a scholar by writing saying that he has uttered this statements of disbelief. Does writing this question make him a non muslim? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you […]

Doubts Regarding the Authenticity of the Qur'an: I Really Need Help

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Since the end of Ramadan, I try to maintain good habits that I took during Ramadan. My belief in the Quran was so high a that time but now I am overwhelmed with doubts regarding its authenticity. I’m always trying to pray the best way but I have to […]

Thoughts of Disbelief While Being Delirious

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, At one point in my life I became delirious and at that point I had a thought that Allah does not exist and that the purpose of Prayer is to gain control over the mind. Immediately after I asked Allah for forgiveness. Is this considered to be […]

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 […]

Tormented by Thoughts of Disbelief

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalāmu’alaykum When I first got close to Islam, words cannot even describe how I felt…I was crying in my prayer…It was just beautiful. But now I get waswasa about shirk. For example, someone will say “look at the weather today, it’s so miserable”, and then I will say “I know.” […]

How Do I Cure Satanic Whispers Causing Bad Thoughts About Islam?

Answered by Saira AbuBakr Question: As Salamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh, May Allah bless you all who are holding this website giving and helping us Muslims! I am suffering from some deeply bad whispers. It’s not the kind that I can just ignore. Sometimes I think of deep philosophic thoughts which I can’t handle. […]

Distinguishing Between Thoughts From Ourselves, Shaytan, and Allah

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: How can someone know the difference between thoughts from themselves, (nafs) shaytan, and Allah? For example, your nafs or shaytan can be telling you to respect yourself and do not allow anyone to oppress you and Allah can be guiding you to forgive others indefinitely. Also, in the case […]

What Do I Do If My Wudu Is Taking Me 45 Minutes?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Wudu has become a huge burden upon me, most times taking about 45 minutes. I keep trying different techniques and this has been going on for over 6 months i think, though it seems extremely difficult. Please advise. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that […]