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OCD Regarding Purity

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum What should I do? I have OCD regarding purity and regular discharge of liquid. Sprinkling water on my underwear to cope with it gives me panic attacks. Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. My dear brother, I pray you are well. You should stop sprinkling […]

Dealing with OCD

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I experience negative thoughts and feelings of all kinds. I have OCD and I know some of these thoughts/feelings are caused by my OCD and some are just natural human emotions like envy/ arrogance/ frustration, resentment, hate toward others. What can I do? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as […]

Heavily Afflicted by Waswasa

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about compulsively saying “I’m sorry” and asking forgiveness. I became heavily afflicted with waswasa when I was unemployed mainly around najasah, but alhamduliLlah I recovered from that after starting work. But recently have developed waswasa about actions or words of kufr. Also I’m obsessed with an intense fear of being […]

Severe Doubts in Washroom

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about severe doubts on purity in the washroom. For the past seven months I have been going through so much doubts and uncertainty in my life. I feel like searching for answers online has made it worst. Please give me direct answers to the following, and advise dua to remove […]

OCD Causing Hardship with Impurities

Ustadh Salman Younas advises on how to deal with impurities when suffering from OCD. I have been struggling with OCD for the past few years. It’s mainly obsessive thoughts about impurities (najas).  I have read that certain things that are considered najis in the Hanafi madhab aren’t najas in, for example, the Maliki maddhab. My […]

Excusable Filth in the Four Madhhabs

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat answers a series of questions about the excusable amount of filth according to the four madhhabs. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have a big problem. I suffer from OCD. It’s driving me crazy. I need to know how much filth (najasa) is excusable. I know what the four […]

My Husband Refuses to Sleep Next to Me. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My husband is obsessed with cleaning the floors of our apartment nearly every day. It is driving me nuts! He is obsessed with having the apartment spotlessly clean. I can understand that, but it is going too far. If I don’t clean everything the way he […]

How to Deal With Waswas Regarding Purity According to the Shafi’i School?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I suffer from OCD. 1. After using the toilet, how much water is normally used? Is the water that splashes from the bottom of the toilet bowl filthy? 2. After making istinja, are my hands technically clean? 3. Before having intimacy, a sticky, colorless fluid comes out. […]

Concepts of Health and Disease within an Islamic Framework, by Shaykh Jamir Meah

In Shaykh Jamir Meah’s first article in this series, he discussed the importance of holistic healing for believers in the treatment of chronic disease. In this article, he specifically looks at the concept of health and disease, and how this understanding relates to our own religious states and practice.   The Concepts of Oneness, Duality, and […]

I Need to Get Things off My Chest. Can I Confide in My Husband or Is That Gossiping?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I am trying to cut out gossiping. I struggle to hold things in because I have OCD and anxiety. Can I confide in my husband? He doesn’t gossip at all, and will keep what I say confidential. Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you […]