How Can I Have a Confirmation from Allah Most High about My Guidance?
Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel
I’m having some severe issues. I have doubts that kill me, and I can’t sleep because they bother me so much. The problem is that I grew up in Europe, where everyone had a critical-thinking mentality.
Now I doubt whether I’m rightly guided or not. The Quran and Sunna are not enough for the reasons mentioned above, which is why I need a personal response from Him.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.
I pray you are in good faith and health.
I assure you that you are being guided; this is a sign of pure faith (iman) and guidance.
Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) said: “Some of the companions of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) came to the Prophet and said to him, ‘We find in ourselves thoughts that are too terrible to speak of.’ He said, ‘Are you really suffering from that?’ They said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘That is a clear sign of faith.’” [Muslim]
Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported, The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Satan will come to one of you and he will say, ‘Who created this and that?’ until he says to him, ‘Who created your Lord?’ When it comes to this, let him seek refuge in Allah and stop such thoughts.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “Let him say: I have faith in Allah.” [Bukhari; Muslim]
Stop Dwelling and Be in Good Company, Always
Try not to stress, and I suggest you continue working on increasing your acts of worship, performing the daily prayers, performing them in the congregation, seeking religious knowledge, and attending circles of remembrance of Allah. Good company in this way will eliminate your individual mindset and give you a collective mindset like others by being with them, in sha’ Allah.
Don’t focus on your actions but on Allah and how much He has given you. Be happy and thankful and invest your time in praising Allah for his favors upon you and sending Salawat on the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace).
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May Allah give you every success, put ease in your life, and increase you in guidance, faith, and good works, amin.
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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.