Tormented by Thoughts of Disbelief

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalāmu’alaykum When I first got close to Islam, words cannot even describe how I felt…I was crying in my prayer…It was just beautiful. But now I get waswasa about shirk. For example, someone will say “look at the weather today, it’s so miserable”, and then I will say “I know.” […]

Passing Blasphemous Thoughts Leading to Despair

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I had a very small period of time where I had relief from blasphemous thoughts I was having. Now the terrible thoughts are back and they are worse. They have a terrible effect on my imaan and I feel empty I remember Allah and I feel no joy […]

Distinguishing Between Thoughts From Ourselves, Shaytan, and Allah

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: How can someone know the difference between thoughts from themselves, (nafs) shaytan, and Allah? For example, your nafs or shaytan can be telling you to respect yourself and do not allow anyone to oppress you and Allah can be guiding you to forgive others indefinitely. Also, in the case […]

Fantacizing About Schoolmates

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: Assalam Alaikum. Is it allowed to fantasize about a boy you like in the school?   Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful Dear Seeker, Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Generally, we are not held accountable for our thoughts. It is our actions that will count for […]

Ridding Oneself of Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

Answered by Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra Question: As’Salamu Alaykum, I have a problem with myself in that I keep having these images of harming myself somehow or committing suicide and I don’t know what to do. I’m at a difficult stage in my life right now. I have very bad family issues, financial problems and problems […]

How Can I Get Rid of Recurring Thoughts of Bad Things I’ve Done in the Past?

Answered by Ustadha Rukayat Yakub Question: Asalaamualaykum, I have recurring problem where I get negative flashbacks and thoughts about my past life and certain people keep coming into my head. Alhamdulillah, at one point I completely stopped,  but now these thoughts are coming up again and it is really my weak point because it’s holding me […]

What is the Ruling For Someone Who Has Thoughts of Disbelief Without Saying Them Aloud?

Answered by Sidi Faraz A. Khan Question: I know it is haram to say kufr things with your mouth, but what if you only say it in your heart/mind?  Is this haram?  I am not talking about waswas but i mean if someone intentionally makes a kufr/shirk statement in their mind only (for example if […]

Moments of Bad Thoughts About Allah and the Prophet

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Of late I have been suffering from one strange problem. Its like for a flash of a second something very unimaginable about Allah (SWT) or his prophet comes in my mind and goes away Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate. May His blessings and peace […]