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Plagued by Many Obsessive Thoughts.

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I have strong feelings of hatred towards God that He made these laws and legislations but I don’t act upon it. I have worries, and thoughts that even if I fulfill the Islamic duties, I would get punished for the feelings I had. Is this how […]

Does Repeating Verses of Surah Fatiha out of Waswas Breaks Continuity?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Does repeating verses of Surah Fatiha out of waswas breaks continuity in Surah Fatiha in the Shafi Madhab? Answer: Assalam ‘alaykum. I pray you’re well insha’Allah. The Shafi’i fuqaha have mentioned the case of a person suffering from waswasa during recitation of the Fatiha in prayer and […]

How to Deal With Waswas During Istinja?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum When I was defecating some toilet water splashed back.I’m 100% sure that urine got on me but I’m not 100% sure I washed it. However I’m still ignoring this as I already used so much water and I feel as if it’s just waswas. What should I […]

How to Deal With Waswas Regarding Purity According to the Shafi’i School?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I suffer from OCD. 1. After using the toilet, how much water is normally used? Is the water that splashes from the bottom of the toilet bowl filthy? 2. After making istinja, are my hands technically clean? 3. Before having intimacy, a sticky, colorless fluid comes out. […]

What Should I Do When in Doubt Regarding the Number of Prostrations?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Today, I was doing the prostrations of forgetfulness, and forgot how many times I had bowed down. I ignored the doubts, and ended the prayer. Was I correct? Also, I have been told one should pause for 1-2 seconds after every action, otherwise, the prostrations of forgetfulness […]

Have I Sinned for Missing a Day of My Daily Schedule of Makeup Prayers?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum 1. A few months ago I made the intention to makeup the prayers I didn’t prayand I had been praying at least one day’s worth of make up prayers everyday since. For the last two days, I couldn’t bring myself to pray that amount. Have I sinned? […]

How to Deal With Bad Thoughts About God During Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I am facing a big issue of having very compulsive and evil thoughts. Sometimes they are of the doubting nature, so if I get them while praying I feel like my prayer does not count as I have doubted God, so I redo my prayer. Accompanied with […]

Is My Prayer Valid If I Have Doubts About Reciting Surah Al Fatiha?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum While praying, I swallowed my saliva and made a sound. I was thinking about this during my prayer and got distracted. At the end, I had doubts as to whether I recited surah fatiha. Is my prayer invalid?  Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, your prayer would […]

I Feel That My Mind Is Possessed. What Can I Do?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I have previously told you how I have been affected with misgivings about disbelief. But now, especially in prayer, I feel that my mind is possessed. Is it possible that somebody is giving me these kind of thoughts through sorcery? Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam Shukran for your […]

How Can I Deal With Waswas Regarding the Prayer? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I have been suffering from extreme waswasa ever since I started studying fiqh. I suffer waswasa when I start praying. No matter how hard I try the intention never seems to settle. I also have waswasa in regards to how many cycles I’ve prayed and in regards […]