Will My Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) Alters Get Judged on the Day of Judgement? – Mawlana Ilyas Patel

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


Assalamu alaikum, will my dissociative identity disorder (DID) alters get judged on the Day of judgment or just me, does that mean they have to pray too, what about the female alters, do they have to wear a hijab in the inner world when with the male alters? How will they pray, then?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question, and sad to hear about your illness. Allah Most High will reward you for every moment of the test.

You will not be judged on your alters on the Day of Judgement. In fact, you will be rewarded for every alter and moment of test and illness in this life. The only matter is you should try your best, but not overtry to follow the commands of Allah Most High shown by the Prophetic example, as much as you possibly can with your condition. 

Abu Said and Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with both of them) reported that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: “No fatigue, disease, sorrow, sadness, harm, or distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were a prick of a thorn, but Allah will expiate some of his sins thereby.”  [Bukhari & Muslim]

Allah Most High in His infinite wisdom, has created men and women differently. In fact, He has created each and every human distinct with various tests, trials, and illnesses. This is the characteristic of this physical world (Dunya). The next world (Akhira), which is an eternal world, will be different, everyone will be in one eternally happy state forever in Paradise or saddened temporarily or permanently in the Hellfire.

Don’t Worry and Be Positive

Allah Most High said, ‘Do not falter or grieve, for you will have the upper hand if you are true believers.’ [Quran, 3:139]

Allah has made their rewards different because He knows and decides what motivates each gender and what each gender is capable of. Allah Most High has written and destined your rewards through your condition and He will reward you unimaginably. As a servant who believes that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger, you must submit and trust in Him. Establishing this trust and submission is essential, and you must understand that the full realm of this world will only become apparent to you in the afterlife.

Do your best, pray as best as you can, wear the hijab as best as you can, and don’t worry if you are unable. Keep the company of the righteous and always remain positive and happy.

I pray you find ease when reading this and until your last breath and also when you will see the reward in the Next Life (Akhira), in sha Allah.

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I pray this helps with your question.

[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied within UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan and Turkey.

He started his early education in UK. He went onto complete hifz of Qur’an in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in UK where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then travelled to Karachi, Pakistan.

He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Qur’an, Tajwid, Fiqh and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He was teaching 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 UK with his wife. His personal interest is love of books and gardening.