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anonymous
05-02-2011, 05:31 PM
Assalaamu Alaykum,

Please can someone help me. I keep doing Shahaada several times a day and every thought that comes in my head makes me think twice about whether I should do Shahaada or not.

For example, if my brother was to take the mickey out of someone wearing a niqab I think that is kufr because you're taking the mickey out of and disagreeing with something Allah has written. So I don't tell him to take the Shahaada, but I avoid doing any other things myself that would make me anxious. Yet still I'm becoming so anxious and angryy. I keep saying to myself this religion is becoming so difficult for me, and for every hadith that I read e.g as a facebook I instantaneously think sarcastically/bad of it, as in ' yeh whatever.... etc etc' them sort of thoughts. I think this is because I'm making this so difficult for myself. I then say to myself this is happening to me everytime I read or see anything to do with Islam and question whether I should recite the Shahaada again or not.

Please could someone tell me what makes a person a kaafir and thus require them to do the Shahaada again? I feel as if I say one thing which goes against a rule of Islam, then I have to say the Shahaada again. Please could someone clear this up for me, because in that case aren't there so many people around the world who have said things like " Oh you dont have to wear hijab if you don't want to" etc, again isn't that declining a commandment of Allah SWT and thus making that person a kaafir. In that case, there must be many kaafirs all around the world ever since they said something like that without taking the Shahaada after. What about people who make music and think it is ok, are they kaafirs even though they say they believe in Allah SWT? I read a post on this site and ever since then it has got me worried about this. The poster said something along the lines of:

" To decline a rule/law of Islam and then preach it in your way to someone else makes a person a kaafir or to say something is halaal instead of haraam and preach it to others in this way, again makes that person a kaafir"

I wish I didn't read the post

Please help me in need, wa'alaikumusalaam
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anonymous
05-02-2011, 06:02 PM
I completely believe in Allah SWT and His Final Messenger( PBUH) so I am confused by this i.e. whether these things make me a kaafir and thus require me to say Shahaada?

Some more examples which I'm confused about:

If muslims hold grand weddings and say its OK to have music etc, its only for a single wedding, then isn't that going against the Law of Allah SWT, thus require them to say Shahaada as they've become kaafirs?

If people carry out some form of Bid'ah, then since they are going against the Law of Allah SWT, have they not become kaafirs and therefore need to say the Shahaada?

If a person has a few attributes of a kaafir e.g listening to music, gossiping, and other sins, then do these Kaafir attributes make that person a kaafir him/herself, thus requiring them to say the Shahaada again?

JazakAllah
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anonymous
05-02-2011, 06:04 PM
I can't seem to edit my last post but to resolve this problem I would like to know:

When would a muslim become a kaafir, and please could you give some examples?

Relieve me of my heartache Insha Allah :(
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Cabdullahi
05-02-2011, 06:45 PM
dont worry...these are just thoughts....if it is troubling you that means you are against these thoughts.
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anonymous
05-02-2011, 06:51 PM
Originally Posted by thequietone
dont worry...these are just thoughts....if it is troubling you that means you are against these thoughts.
Yeh well how do I knw whether I've become a kaafir or not??
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Cabdullahi
05-02-2011, 06:54 PM
Originally Posted by anonymous
Yeh well how do I knw whether I've become a kaafir or not??
brain hijacked suddenly by bad thoughts and you resisted it = no problem

brain hijacked suddenly by bad thoughts and you uttered to yourself i actually believe in this = danger
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Woodrow
05-02-2011, 06:54 PM
Another point. If you are doing your salah, you will be repeating the shahadah at least 5 times a day. Just perhaps the reason we repeat the shahadah in our salah is because Allaah(swt) knows none of us are perfect and has given us this wonderful opportunity to renew our Shahadah frequently.
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Ğħαrєєвαħ
05-02-2011, 07:47 PM
Originally Posted by anonymous
Assalaamu Alaykum,

Please can someone help me. I keep doing Shahaada several times a day and every thought that comes in my head makes me think twice about whether I should do Shahaada or not.

For example, if my brother was to take the mickey out of someone wearing a niqab I think that is kufr because you're taking the mickey out of and disagreeing with something Allah has written. So I don't tell him to take the Shahaada, but I avoid doing any other things myself that would make me anxious. Yet still I'm becoming so anxious and angryy. I keep saying to myself this religion is becoming so difficult for me, and for every hadith that I read e.g as a facebook I instantaneously think sarcastically/bad of it, as in ' yeh whatever.... etc etc' them sort of thoughts. I think this is because I'm making this so difficult for myself. I then say to myself this is happening to me everytime I read or see anything to do with Islam and question whether I should recite the Shahaada again or not.

Please could someone tell me what makes a person a kaafir and thus require them to do the Shahaada again? I feel as if I say one thing which goes against a rule of Islam, then I have to say the Shahaada again. Please could someone clear this up for me, because in that case aren't there so many people around the world who have said things like " Oh you dont have to wear hijab if you don't want to" etc, again isn't that declining a commandment of Allah SWT and thus making that person a kaafir. In that case, there must be many kaafirs all around the world ever since they said something like that without taking the Shahaada after. What about people who make music and think it is ok, are they kaafirs even though they say they believe in Allah SWT? I read a post on this site and ever since then it has got me worried about this. The poster said something along the lines of:

" To decline a rule/law of Islam and then preach it in your way to someone else makes a person a kaafir or to say something is halaal instead of haraam and preach it to others in this way, again makes that person a kaafir"

I wish I didn't read the post

Please help me in need, wa'alaikumusalaam
wa Alaaykum As'salaam

Be patient and calm insha'Allaah and you can recite the Shahadah when you feel ready. Indeed you are incorrect, Allaah has made Islaam easy upon us, we take things slowly and not all at once as it may become a burden upon us.

Allaah says in the Qur'aan :

"But those who believed (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism), and worked righteousness - We tax not any person beyond his scope, such are the dwellers of Paradise. They will abide therein." [ Al Qur'aan 7:42]


If your brother makes fun of something that Allaah commanded, why does that stop you from accepting what Allaah commanded? If you know and you fully believe with your heart with full sincerety, then why should what someone else say stop you? There are many people around the world who mock, but they do not realise the consequences, but people have done this over the centuries, even during the times of the Prophets (PBUT) but it did not stop them from spreading the command of their lord Allmighty.

Raise your hands and ask Allaah to make it easy for, to not let any of this bother you.

Regarding Facebook, that is an issue between yourself and how you use it. Meaning if your going to use it contact family and friends then insha'allaah thats good, but besides that i dont see any benefit (personally). The intention is whats kept between Allaah and yourself, ask yourself for what your using the site for, are the reasons good, will they displease Allaah in any way? etc The whole point really is to use it for good and if you feel you spend too much time i.e wasting your time then remain away from it insha'Allaah, using your time wisely.

As for what action makes a person a kaafir is when one does not believe that there is no God but Allaah and that you believe in all the Prophets according to the Qur'aan.

For those who say that there is no need of the Hijaab, these people have clearly spoken without knowledge and therefore have no right to make such claims and i can also say that there emaan (faith) level is very low so pray for their guidance. Whether they are Kaafir or not, we are not the ones to decide that as it is between them and Allaah, but if one does something wrong our duty is to remind them and make Du'aa that they strive for knowledge. We correct them in the wrong in a peaceful manner.

The 'muslims' who make Music, are either not aware that music is something forbidden in Islaam, or they they wish to follow their desires. The word 'Kaafir' means the disbeliever the one who denies that Allaah is one and all the messengers sent by him and that we are humans and we sin in some point of our lives, it doesnt make us a Kaafir, it makes a sinner, but depending on the intention, if the intention is that even though we know Islaam forbids something then it does, but for those who realise their sin then their duty is to repent and our duty is to not call them a kaafir. in this case we think more about ourselves and not what others do, but again i repeat it is our duty to speak good and correct the one doing the wrong and then their choice to whether they accept or wish to implement.

" To decline a rule/law of Islam and then preach it in your way to someone else makes a person a kaafir or to say something is halaal instead of haraam and preach it to others in this way, again makes that person a kaafir"
To decline a rule of Allaah and then preach it, it doesnt make sense ofcourse, the pereson who doesnt accept something that Allaah commanded and yet preach it is sort of wrong. It is better for an individual to practice what he preaches.

It is only mentioned in the Qur'aan what is regarded as permissable and forbidden for us, it is not our duty to decide the halaal and the haraam, it means you have no belief, no trust in Allaah which means your not a muslim its like making up your own belief other than Allaah SWT.

I hope my post made sense and if i said anything wrong correct me insha'Allaah and i apologise if i sounded harsh in any part

may Allaah SWT make it easy upon you and increase you in faith Aameen

.. peace ..
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anonymous
05-02-2011, 09:54 PM
Originally Posted by thequietone
brain hijacked suddenly by bad thoughts and you resisted it = no problem

brain hijacked suddenly by bad thoughts and you uttered to yourself i actually believe in this = danger
OK here's an example of typical situations i'm going through:

I was praying my namaz and after having prayed it for the second time, in the last sajda I felt as though some wind was about to pass, so hurriedly prayed Subhaana-rabbiyall a'la. When I finished the namaz I got a feeling that I hurriedly prayed it so my namaz wouldn't be accepted. I then got frustated and then the sort of whisper which I was previously having instantaneously came back which was " argh... Allah is stupid" . Astagfirullah I feel so bad even writing it.

Does that make me a kaafir? Do I have to say Shahaada again? Obviously now that I'm calmer about it, I don't think that and never will. I was just frustrated at having prayed for the second time and still feeling as though my prayer was incomplete.
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Hamza Asadullah
05-03-2011, 12:12 AM
Originally Posted by anonymous
Assalaamu Alaykum,

Please can someone help me. I keep doing Shahaada several times a day and every thought that comes in my head makes me think twice about whether I should do Shahaada or not.

For example, if my brother was to take the mickey out of someone wearing a niqab I think that is kufr because you're taking the mickey out of and disagreeing with something Allah has written. So I don't tell him to take the Shahaada, but I avoid doing any other things myself that would make me anxious. Yet still I'm becoming so anxious and angryy. I keep saying to myself this religion is becoming so difficult for me, and for every hadith that I read e.g as a facebook I instantaneously think sarcastically/bad of it, as in ' yeh whatever.... etc etc' them sort of thoughts. I think this is because I'm making this so difficult for myself. I then say to myself this is happening to me everytime I read or see anything to do with Islam and question whether I should recite the Shahaada again or not.

Please could someone tell me what makes a person a kaafir and thus require them to do the Shahaada again? I feel as if I say one thing which goes against a rule of Islam, then I have to say the Shahaada again. Please could someone clear this up for me, because in that case aren't there so many people around the world who have said things like " Oh you dont have to wear hijab if you don't want to" etc, again isn't that declining a commandment of Allah SWT and thus making that person a kaafir. In that case, there must be many kaafirs all around the world ever since they said something like that without taking the Shahaada after. What about people who make music and think it is ok, are they kaafirs even though they say they believe in Allah SWT? I read a post on this site and ever since then it has got me worried about this. The poster said something along the lines of:

" To decline a rule/law of Islam and then preach it in your way to someone else makes a person a kaafir or to say something is halaal instead of haraam and preach it to others in this way, again makes that person a kaafir"

I wish I didn't read the post

Please help me in need, wa'alaikumusalaam
Asalaamu Alaikum, Clearly you are suffering from severe waswas (whisperings of shaythan). Waswas can become a very serious issue and it may take away the pleasure in worship and instead replace it with constant worry whether a person did Wudu or Salaah properly. It can become a very serious issue as a person will feel overwhelmed by paranoia with regards to theri worship and will always feel a sense of inadequacy.

In worship terms Waswas means always have doubts about ones worship and not be sure of anything relating to worship as there is always a doubt there and this serious disease and illness is caused by shaythan.


What are some of the symptoms of waswas?

-You pray and then be not sure if you did.

- You waste too much water and long time in wudu and ghusl.

- You pray more than the number of rakats and do the sahu sujud every time. Even you pray more than once.

- you are not sure if your clothes are clean and every moment change your clothes.

- You follow the tiny things that are not even seen by eyes to clean them and remove them.

- You worry too much and feel your worship is not complete.

- You ask strange questions that people feel amazed about and show strange behavior for example: someone walks with shoes on the carpet until the spot where she prays just because she is not sure if the land is clean.

- You spend a very long time in the bathroom, just washing.

- You are not sure of any worship you did is complete.

And many other strange things that can tell you are suffering form waswas.


Waswas can become a serious problem especially if a person suffers from it constantly. Shaythan keeps putting doubts in ones mind and keeps telling the person that their prayer or wudu ghusl etc are not valid and that you have missed something out or not done it proprly and so you should do it again.

Your clothes are not clean, wash them again and so on. The person keeps falling for this and by this time shaythan knows that this has become the persons weakness so shaythan is able to attack the person in many different angles.


Eventually shaythan will go onto more serious matters of faith until he tries to convince a person that "Are you sure Allah exists"? Or shaythan tries to cast doubts in the mind of a person by convincing them that they had shirk thoughts and so they must do the shahada again because they have now become a kaafir and are out of the fold of Islam.

Here are some real stories of people having waswas problem:

A woman said: For 16 years, I everyday have shower and take shahada because I suddenly feel I am not sure, I am Muslim.

A guy said: For years I pray and think I did not until I stopped praying at all.

A woman said: I used to pray the prayer and keep repeating it until the next prayer.


The best way's to resolve Extreme cases of waswas are:


1. Waswas can occur with pretty much any practising Muslim particularly if they do not have sufficient knowledge of Islam and matters pertaining to fiqhi rulings.


They care so much about wanting to worship right and please Allah and get so worried whether their deed has been accepted or not by Allah but the fact is they just do not know enough about Islam especially fiqhi matters.

So it is VERY important to learn about Fiqh and various other aspects of Islam. Knowledge is key to eradicating this problem from your life!

Join some fiqh classes face to face or online. Learn about other important aspects of Islam to. keep learning, learning and learning and you watch how these evil thoughts dissapear inshallah.


2. JUST IGNORE shaythans whispers. He will keep telling you your worship is incorrect or you have missed out something in your salaah then you must NOT repeat the Salaah again.


When you have done Wudu and something tells you that you have missed out something or have not done it properly then IGNORE those whispers.


If shaythan tells you to do ghusl again because you never did it properly then IGNORE and NEVER obey these evil and deceptive whispers!


If shaythan tries to tell you that you have attributed partners with Allah and that you have done shirk then IGNORE IT. He wants you to lose your faith and think that you have committed blasphemy when you have not done anything of the sort. if the mind wanders sometimes then that is fine all of our minds wander.


Sayyiduna Abu Haraira (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that once a group of people came to the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) and asked: “We experience such evil thoughts that it is impossible to bring them on our lips”. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “Do you really experience these thoughts? Yes, they replied. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “They are clear signs of faith”. (Sahih Muslim).


So these are signs of faith and ultimately, we are not held to account for these thoughts. However, we will be held to account if we act on these thoughts.


Shaythan will then try to make you think that you did act on these feelings when all you did was involuntarily wandered about them in your mind. Even if they did linger in your mind it does not mean you acted on it. Almost all of us have random thoughts and absurdities going on in our minds all of the time it does not mean we necesserily believe what we thought of.

Do NOT ever give in to these thoughts for shaythan is just trying to be clever but knowledge will give on the upper hand!

Whenever you get these whispers then just think: IT IS SHAYTHAN TRYING TO DECIEVE ME AND PUT ME OFF MY WORSHIP!


3. Once you have completed Wudu then move on and ignore whatever shaythan tells you regardless of how serious it sounds. You have completed it and there is no need to think of it anymore. Once you have completed your Salaah then move on and continue with the next one or get on with whatever you are doing with your day or evening. Do not think about it and ignore any thoughts associated with the worship you have just done.


Whatever you have completed is done and is over and there is NOTHING more you can do about it so do not think back that you could have done this or that or whether you need to repeat it etc. These doubts will not affect the prayer or wudu etc which you have completed so disregard and reject the whispers that tell you otherwise.


These are all tricks of shaythan and you need to realise what his angles are. You need to play him at his own game and that way you will have the upper hand everytime!


Just think of what you need to do to please Allah and do not be extreme in religion.


4. Who decides whether your worship will be complete or not? Shaythan or Allah? So by listening to the whispers of shaythan then you are simply obeying Shaythan over Allah! Therefore we must ignore his evil whispers and realise that ONLY Allah can accept our deeds so we should obey Allah and ignore these waswas.



5. If you get waswas then recite the following:


A'udhu billaahi minashaythanirajeem


and


La Hawla Wala Quwatha Illah billahil aliyyil Adheem



Also recite the four Quls Morning and evening and Ayatul Kursi Morning, before going to sleep and after every prayer.

If shaythan whispers to you in prayer then look lft and spittle and recite A'udhu billaahi minashaythanirajeem


thank Allah, wholeheartedly, for enabling you to overcome your desires and shaytan [saying, Alhamdulillah (‘All praise is due to Allah’)]; this makes Shaytan despair, and strengthens one’s resolve.


The following verse of Surah al-mu’minun may also be beneficial:


“Rabbi inni a’uzu bika min hamazat ashayatin wa a’uzu bika rabbi an yahdurun”


Trans: O my Lord! I seek your protection from the instigations of devils and I also seek your protection from that they (ever) come to me.



6. Why disobey Allah and listen to shaythans whispers? By constantly repeating wudu, salaah and wasting so much time then we are going against Allah and instead listening to shaythans evil whispers. The fact is Allah wants you to reject the waswas but shaythan wants you to accept them, then who will you listen to? The choice is yours...



A desert Arab came to Allah's Apostle and asked him about ablution. He demonstrated (washing each part of his body) thrice, and then said: That is (the method) of the ablution. And he who does more than this has done wrong, transgressed the limit and has oppressed (himself). (Tirmidhi #417 , Nasa'i, Ibn Majah, and Abu Dawud)



This hadith proves that one does NOT need to keep repeating the wudu over and over for no reason just because shaythan is telling us to repeat it. We would then transgress and oppress ourselves by doing so! Sameway one does not have to repeat the ghusl or prayers again and again for no reason just because shaythan tells us to. We are praying for Allah so shaythan has NO say in it and NEVER has!


7. It is unlikely that you will not be able to conquer waswas overnight. Shaythan will not give up so easily for he will try and make you feel like you just don't care anymore about your worship or shirk etc but again this is just one of his many tactics that he uses to try and put off Allah's worshippers and so know that you know the different angels then you are now more equiped to fight these evil whispers.


There are many more different angles that the shaythan will use but they will all be similar in nature, so if you follow these tips then eventually you will be able to eradicate this disease out of your life FOREVER! and start to enjoy your worship of Allah again Inshallah.


So countract all of these negative thoughts that you get after worship with positive thoughts and realise that ONLY Allah can accept your deeds and knows what is in your heart not Shaythan for he is just a deciever!


Allah Most High has promised,

“As for those who strive in Us, We surely guide them to Our paths, and lo! Allah is with the good.” [Qur’an, 29.69]


If you have anymore questions or need any help then please do not hesitate to ask.



And Allah knows best in all matters
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anonymous
05-05-2011, 06:26 PM
Originally Posted by Hamza81
Asalaamu Alaikum, Clearly you are suffering from severe waswas (whisperings of shaythan). Waswas can become a very serious issue and it may take away the pleasure in worship and instead replace it with constant worry whether a person did Wudu or Salaah properly. It can become a very serious issue as a person will feel overwhelmed by paranoia with regards to theri worship and will always feel a sense of inadequacy.

In worship terms Waswas means always have doubts about ones worship and not be sure of anything relating to worship as there is always a doubt there and this serious disease and illness is caused by shaythan.


What are some of the symptoms of waswas?

-You pray and then be not sure if you did.

- You waste too much water and long time in wudu and ghusl.

- You pray more than the number of rakats and do the sahu sujud every time. Even you pray more than once.

- you are not sure if your clothes are clean and every moment change your clothes.

- You follow the tiny things that are not even seen by eyes to clean them and remove them.

- You worry too much and feel your worship is not complete.

- You ask strange questions that people feel amazed about and show strange behavior for example: someone walks with shoes on the carpet until the spot where she prays just because she is not sure if the land is clean.

- You spend a very long time in the bathroom, just washing.

- You are not sure of any worship you did is complete.

And many other strange things that can tell you are suffering form waswas.


Waswas can become a serious problem especially if a person suffers from it constantly. Shaythan keeps putting doubts in ones mind and keeps telling the person that their prayer or wudu ghusl etc are not valid and that you have missed something out or not done it proprly and so you should do it again.

Your clothes are not clean, wash them again and so on. The person keeps falling for this and by this time shaythan knows that this has become the persons weakness so shaythan is able to attack the person in many different angles.


Eventually shaythan will go onto more serious matters of faith until he tries to convince a person that "Are you sure Allah exists"? Or shaythan tries to cast doubts in the mind of a person by convincing them that they had shirk thoughts and so they must do the shahada again because they have now become a kaafir and are out of the fold of Islam.

Here are some real stories of people having waswas problem:

A woman said: For 16 years, I everyday have shower and take shahada because I suddenly feel I am not sure, I am Muslim.

A guy said: For years I pray and think I did not until I stopped praying at all.

A woman said: I used to pray the prayer and keep repeating it until the next prayer.


The best way's to resolve Extreme cases of waswas are:


1. Waswas can occur with pretty much any practising Muslim particularly if they do not have sufficient knowledge of Islam and matters pertaining to fiqhi rulings.


They care so much about wanting to worship right and please Allah and get so worried whether their deed has been accepted or not by Allah but the fact is they just do not know enough about Islam especially fiqhi matters.

So it is VERY important to learn about Fiqh and various other aspects of Islam. Knowledge is key to eradicating this problem from your life!

Join some fiqh classes face to face or online. Learn about other important aspects of Islam to. keep learning, learning and learning and you watch how these evil thoughts dissapear inshallah.


2. JUST IGNORE shaythans whispers. He will keep telling you your worship is incorrect or you have missed out something in your salaah then you must NOT repeat the Salaah again.


When you have done Wudu and something tells you that you have missed out something or have not done it properly then IGNORE those whispers.


If shaythan tells you to do ghusl again because you never did it properly then IGNORE and NEVER obey these evil and deceptive whispers!


If shaythan tries to tell you that you have attributed partners with Allah and that you have done shirk then IGNORE IT. He wants you to lose your faith and think that you have committed blasphemy when you have not done anything of the sort. if the mind wanders sometimes then that is fine all of our minds wander.


Sayyiduna Abu Haraira (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that once a group of people came to the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) and asked: “We experience such evil thoughts that it is impossible to bring them on our lips”. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “Do you really experience these thoughts? Yes, they replied. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “They are clear signs of faith”. (Sahih Muslim).


So these are signs of faith and ultimately, we are not held to account for these thoughts. However, we will be held to account if we act on these thoughts.


Shaythan will then try to make you think that you did act on these feelings when all you did was involuntarily wandered about them in your mind. Even if they did linger in your mind it does not mean you acted on it. Almost all of us have random thoughts and absurdities going on in our minds all of the time it does not mean we necesserily believe what we thought of.

Do NOT ever give in to these thoughts for shaythan is just trying to be clever but knowledge will give on the upper hand!

Whenever you get these whispers then just think: IT IS SHAYTHAN TRYING TO DECIEVE ME AND PUT ME OFF MY WORSHIP!


3. Once you have completed Wudu then move on and ignore whatever shaythan tells you regardless of how serious it sounds. You have completed it and there is no need to think of it anymore. Once you have completed your Salaah then move on and continue with the next one or get on with whatever you are doing with your day or evening. Do not think about it and ignore any thoughts associated with the worship you have just done.


Whatever you have completed is done and is over and there is NOTHING more you can do about it so do not think back that you could have done this or that or whether you need to repeat it etc. These doubts will not affect the prayer or wudu etc which you have completed so disregard and reject the whispers that tell you otherwise.


These are all tricks of shaythan and you need to realise what his angles are. You need to play him at his own game and that way you will have the upper hand everytime!


Just think of what you need to do to please Allah and do not be extreme in religion.


4. Who decides whether your worship will be complete or not? Shaythan or Allah? So by listening to the whispers of shaythan then you are simply obeying Shaythan over Allah! Therefore we must ignore his evil whispers and realise that ONLY Allah can accept our deeds so we should obey Allah and ignore these waswas.



5. If you get waswas then recite the following:


A'udhu billaahi minashaythanirajeem


and


La Hawla Wala Quwatha Illah billahil aliyyil Adheem



Also recite the four Quls Morning and evening and Ayatul Kursi Morning, before going to sleep and after every prayer.

If shaythan whispers to you in prayer then look lft and spittle and recite A'udhu billaahi minashaythanirajeem


thank Allah, wholeheartedly, for enabling you to overcome your desires and shaytan [saying, Alhamdulillah (‘All praise is due to Allah’)]; this makes Shaytan despair, and strengthens one’s resolve.


The following verse of Surah al-mu’minun may also be beneficial:


“Rabbi inni a’uzu bika min hamazat ashayatin wa a’uzu bika rabbi an yahdurun”


Trans: O my Lord! I seek your protection from the instigations of devils and I also seek your protection from that they (ever) come to me.



6. Why disobey Allah and listen to shaythans whispers? By constantly repeating wudu, salaah and wasting so much time then we are going against Allah and instead listening to shaythans evil whispers. The fact is Allah wants you to reject the waswas but shaythan wants you to accept them, then who will you listen to? The choice is yours...



A desert Arab came to Allah's Apostle and asked him about ablution. He demonstrated (washing each part of his body) thrice, and then said: That is (the method) of the ablution. And he who does more than this has done wrong, transgressed the limit and has oppressed (himself). (Tirmidhi #417 , Nasa'i, Ibn Majah, and Abu Dawud)



This hadith proves that one does NOT need to keep repeating the wudu over and over for no reason just because shaythan is telling us to repeat it. We would then transgress and oppress ourselves by doing so! Sameway one does not have to repeat the ghusl or prayers again and again for no reason just because shaythan tells us to. We are praying for Allah so shaythan has NO say in it and NEVER has!


7. It is unlikely that you will not be able to conquer waswas overnight. Shaythan will not give up so easily for he will try and make you feel like you just don't care anymore about your worship or shirk etc but again this is just one of his many tactics that he uses to try and put off Allah's worshippers and so know that you know the different angels then you are now more equiped to fight these evil whispers.


There are many more different angles that the shaythan will use but they will all be similar in nature, so if you follow these tips then eventually you will be able to eradicate this disease out of your life FOREVER! and start to enjoy your worship of Allah again Inshallah.


So countract all of these negative thoughts that you get after worship with positive thoughts and realise that ONLY Allah can accept your deeds and knows what is in your heart not Shaythan for he is just a deciever!


Allah Most High has promised,

“As for those who strive in Us, We surely guide them to Our paths, and lo! Allah is with the good.” [Qur’an, 29.69]


If you have anymore questions or need any help then please do not hesitate to ask.



And Allah knows best in all matters
Assalaamu Alaykum, JazakAllah for your reply. Lately I've been having this other frustration relating to this matter:

Everytime I'm about to listen to music( I don't listen to it all day) and watch TV, I know it is a sin. And when I recognise this, I quickly, automatically think "... Arghhh... Islam is stupid/so restrictive' etc. Astagfirullah I feel so bad even writing it here. But I never used to have this whisper before, I mean I used to accept it as a sin and this whisper never used to come in. I think I'm seriously getting affected by this waswasa, because I know Islam is not restraining, I don't miss drinking alcohol, gambling and all the other haraam things the non-Muslims do. I never used to have this thought before and it's really bugging me, it comes innumerable times a day, everytime even if I make a mistake in my revision notes. That's an example, e.g. if I make a mistake in my revision notes, I feel I have commited some degree of sin, then get frustrated with this thought and then that whisper comes. And this happens ALL THE TIME, so much so that I now cannot even revise for probably 30-45 minutes without this thought coming back and bothering me. It's really upsetting me, because this time last year I never had these thoughts and if I ever did, I could easily dismiss them. Now I'm getting them and the reason I keep pondering over them, is because I think I need to say Shahaada again as the thought has made me a kaafir, thus neccessitating the need for me to say Shahaada. Please can you reassure me that I don't need to say Shahaada, then I won't ponder over these thoughts. This is the root cause of my worrying and pondering. I just wish I can focus on what I'm supposed to be doing and revise for however long I wish, yet still find pleasure and peace in following this religion, rather than the current persisting struggles I'm facing.

Grr...... I really wished I didn't look at the original post some time ago, with my crazy mind in its current state.

JazakAllah for your reply, walaikumus-salaam.
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Woodrow
05-06-2011, 12:45 AM
Originally Posted by anonymous
Yeh well how do I knw whether I've become a kaafir or not??
You will know you are Kafir when you can stand up and announce with all sincerity you will no longer follow Islam and do not want to be called Muslim.

As long as you are doing your best to follow Islam and not deliberately rejecting it, you are not Kafir.

We are all humans and each and every one of us except for the Prophets(PBUT) do non-Islamic things daily and maybe by the minute. We are weak and we do err,sometimes even deliberately. But as long as we sincerely want to be Muslim and do make the effort to follow Islam we are not Kafir.
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Hamza Asadullah
05-16-2011, 01:13 AM
Originally Posted by anonymous
Assalaamu Alaykum, JazakAllah for your reply. Lately I've been having this other frustration relating to this matter:

Everytime I'm about to listen to music( I don't listen to it all day) and watch TV, I know it is a sin. And when I recognise this, I quickly, automatically think "... Arghhh... Islam is stupid/so restrictive' etc. Astagfirullah I feel so bad even writing it here. But I never used to have this whisper before, I mean I used to accept it as a sin and this whisper never used to come in. I think I'm seriously getting affected by this waswasa, because I know Islam is not restraining, I don't miss drinking alcohol, gambling and all the other haraam things the non-Muslims do. I never used to have this thought before and it's really bugging me, it comes innumerable times a day, everytime even if I make a mistake in my revision notes. That's an example, e.g. if I make a mistake in my revision notes, I feel I have commited some degree of sin, then get frustrated with this thought and then that whisper comes. And this happens ALL THE TIME, so much so that I now cannot even revise for probably 30-45 minutes without this thought coming back and bothering me. It's really upsetting me, because this time last year I never had these thoughts and if I ever did, I could easily dismiss them. Now I'm getting them and the reason I keep pondering over them, is because I think I need to say Shahaada again as the thought has made me a kaafir, thus neccessitating the need for me to say Shahaada. Please can you reassure me that I don't need to say Shahaada, then I won't ponder over these thoughts. This is the root cause of my worrying and pondering. I just wish I can focus on what I'm supposed to be doing and revise for however long I wish, yet still find pleasure and peace in following this religion, rather than the current persisting struggles I'm facing.

Grr...... I really wished I didn't look at the original post some time ago, with my crazy mind in its current state.

JazakAllah for your reply, walaikumus-salaam.
Asalaamu Alaikum, i apologise for the delay in replying to your post.

With regards to these thoughts then they do NOT mean anything. They are just little whisperings which shaythan says in your ear and that is why it is coming into your mind. Obviously you don't believe them so any thought which occurs in your mind which you do not believe then it is to be rejected and disregarded.

Shaythan is just trying to confuse you and put you off your worship and rid your heart of peace. You should ignore these thoughts and know that you do NOT believe them in your heart so how can they be true? You do NOT need to keep thinking that you are a kaafir and need to do shahada again for this is your enemy shaythan telling you this.

So be assured ANY thoughts like this are from shaythan and you ONLY need to reject and disregard them. Do the duas mentioned in my last post whenever you get such thoughts. You are in control remember that for shaythan can only whisper into your ear. Whatever he tells you MUST be ignored but you know what your heart feels so listen to your heart and not what he is whispering into your ears.

And Allah knows best in all matters
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