How Can I Overcome Waswasa About Me Being a Disbeliever?

Answered by Ustadh Farid Dingle


Recently, I have been getting a lot of waswasa from shaytan about my past sins and I am trying my best to overcome these. Sometimes I find it makes me think I am a disbeliever so I stray and lose hope. What should I do?


Thank you for your important question.

You are definitely a believer, and you should just ignore these thoughts.

Please see:

How to Remove Doubts About My Disbelief?

If you honestly cannot get over these thoughts, I would advise going to a doctor. What you have is termed scrupulosity.

May Allah cure you and help you.

I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years, he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.