I Have Bad Thoughts About My Faith. How Should I Deal With Them?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum, 1. I know in my heart that my faith is strong and I always think that I will never leave islam but how can I be sure about that? I have bad thoughts about my faith! 2. Do I have to perform a ghusl after renewing my shahadah […]

Confronting Atheism and Our Own Doubts

In Islam, faith is an active rather than passive concept. From the sinner to the saint, everyone’s faith will waver from time to time. What do we do about it? Regardless of which faith group we belong to, we will waver in of our faith in the existence of God, our confidence in the applicability of faith in modern times, […]

How to Answer Claims That the Prophet Never Existed?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: 1. I was deeply disturbed by reading claims that the Prophet never existed. Can you give me a solid response to those claims? I am really struggling inside. 2. Does really struggling inwardly with doubts caused by what I just described makes me a disbeliever? Answer: assalamu alaykum 1. […]

Must We Have No Doubt Whatsoever in Order to Stay Within the Folds of Islam?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: 1. Must we have no doubt whatsoever in order to stay within the folds of Islam? Is doubt allowed as long as you don’t affirm it as your central belief? 2. Does someone dying in a state of drunkenness or from a drug overdose dies as a disbeliever? Answer: […]

What Can I Do to Strengthen and Increase My Faith?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaikum, I am very very distressed. I have a lot of doubts concerning my religion but I really don’t want to deal with them at all. I have no interest in leaving Islam and I only want to find again my peace of mind. What can I do […]

Am I Sinful for Experiencing Unintentional ‘Images’ of God?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: When I was a child, someone showed me an image (of a person) and said ‘that’s God’. Since that time, I have flashbacks of this image when I think of the name ‘Allah’. Is there any way that I can remove this image from my mind, and am I […]

What To Do When You Hear Slander and Backbiting

When a poor opinion of others occurs to mind, recognize that it is a type of whispering the devil has sent your way. You should consider it a fabrication, as he is the most evil of evildoers, and Allah has said, “When an evildoer brings you news, verify it before you harm others in ignorance […]

How Do I Deal with Obsessive Thoughts about Purity and Filth?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Religion has become really difficult for me. I fear becoming impure, which means I can’t offer my prayers. If my husband touches the phone after intimacy I feel that impurity is transferred. I feel like impurity has travelled everywhere and I keep cleaning. I feel Allah will not […]

How to Strengthen Faith in Allah and Return to Him? A Reader

“Verily, Allah is more delighted with the repentance of His slave than a person who lost his camel in a desert land and then finds it.” [Bukhari and Muslim] How Do I Strengthen My Faith and Truly Repent? How Can I Strengthen My Iman When It Hits Rock Bottom? Doubts About Islam: I Don’t Find […]

Is it Possible To Dispel Doubts About Islam by Increasing One’s Worship?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Khan Question: For the last two years I’ve been having many doubts related to Islam.Rather than addressing these doubts, I have kept pushing these thoughts to the side, and increased my deeds. However, my questions have not gone away after doing these deeds. Should I temporarily put a pause on these […]