Severe Waswasa

Severe Waswasa

Question:

Assalam o alaikumwrwb….

I have heard that sometime a person says something and then he or she is no longer a muslim.Now this waswasa haunts me… many a times a say something and then thoughts start coming that what if i am no longer a muslim and it also nullifies my nikah… i do recite amantobillahi on and off but at the back of the mind the thought  stays for a long… I know that I DID NOT UTTER THOSE WORDS WITH ANY EVIL INTENTIONS..  but it still haunts me what if this nullifies my eman.. Kindly help me… what do ido ?  how many times do i have to re do my nikah.. I am really disturbed here… 

Wasawis also come when i am doindwadu ..or taking ghusl .. or offer salah as to what rakati am on and also did i do the different parts of salah ! I also stay away from my 9 yr old child… even when he was 6 yrs old … as these waswasas haunt me that what if hurmut e musaharat occurs…. Plzplzplz help me …

Answer:

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Sister in Islam,

May Allah expel such thoughts from your mind and alleviate you from this predicament you are being faced with.

You state you experience extensive problems with Waswasah (whispers) to the extent that you experience them around your own children. When such thoughts occur, recite Ta’awwuzimmediately.[i]Exert yourself to ignore and dispel such thoughts. Tell yourself that such thoughts are from Shaytaan and him only. Continuing to ponder on such thoughts will only be aidingShaytaan in fulfilling his mission.Say to yourself that you are correct and carry on with whatever work you are doing.

There are many ways to overcome and deal with your Waswasah (whispers) problem. Try and make a routine of reciting Quran as much as possible. Verily Allah Ta’ala says:

وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ مَا هُوَ شِفَاءٌ وَرَحْمَةٌ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ ۙ (سورة الاسراء: 82)

Translation:And We send down of the Qur’an that which is healing and mercy for the believers (Surah Al-Isra:82)

Hereunder are some supplications you may recite to combat the whisperings of Shaytaan:

رَبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَنْ يَحْضُرُونِ  [المؤمنون: 97، 98]

Translation: My Lord, I seek your protection from the evil whisperings of the Shaytaan, and I seek refuge with You, my Lord, from their presence.”

لاحول ولا قوة إلا بالله

Translation:There is no power and no might except with Allah.”

أعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ نَفْسِيوَمِنْ شَرِّ الشَّيْطَانِ وَشِرْكِهِ[ii]

Translation:I seek refuge in you from the evil of my soul and from the evil of Satan and his companions.”

Try your utmost to recite the aforementioned Du’as whenever you experience such thoughts. One should also try and read Ayat-ul-Kursi abundantly. A key point that must not be forgotten is Du’a. Turn to Allah in humility and make sincere Du’a that Allah alleviate you from your predicament.

You should also consider seeing a psychologist to help you adequately deal with your Waswasah problem.We alsoadvise you to listen to the following discourse delivered by my honourable teacher, Mufti Ebrahim Desai Hafizahullah, in regards to dealing with Waswasah (whispers):

https://daruliftaa.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Before-Zuhr-23.mp3

https://daruliftaa.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/After-Zuhr-23.mp3

You may also read the following book: Combating the Whisperings of Shaitan by ShaykhYunus Patel (Rahimahullaah) for effective methods on dealing with waswasah

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hammad Ibn Ismail Jogiat

Student - Darul Iftaa

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

سورة فصلت (آية 36)1

{وَإِمَّا يَنْزَغَنَّكَ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ نَزْغٌ فَاسْتَعِذْ بِاللَّهِ إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ}

سنن الترمذي ت بشار – محمد بن عيسى بن سَوْرة بن موسى بن الضحاك، الترمذي، أبو عيسى (المتوفى: 279هـ) – دار الغرب الإسلامي – بيروت (334/5)2

 – حَدَّثَنَا مَحْمُودُ بْنُ غَيْلاَنَ، قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو دَاوُدَ، قَالَ: أَخْبَرَنَا شُعْبَةُ، عَنْ يَعْلَى بْنِ عَطَاءٍ، قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ عَمْرَو بْنَ عَاصِمٍ الثَّقَفِيَّ، يُحَدِّثُ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ: قَالَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ: يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ مُرْنِي بِشَيْءٍ أَقُولُهُ إِذَا أَصْبَحْتُ وَإِذَا أَمْسَيْتُ؟ قَالَ: قُلْ: اللَّهُمَّ عَالِمَ الغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ، فَاطِرَ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ، رَبَّ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَمَلِيكَهُ، أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ، أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ نَفْسِي وَمِنْ شَرِّ الشَّيْطَانِ وَشِرْكِهِ، قَالَ: قُلْهُ إِذَا أَصْبَحْتَ، وَإِذَا أَمْسَيْتَ، وَإِذَا أَخَذْتَ مَضْجَعَكَ.

هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ.

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