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What Can I Do About Misgivings Regarding Filth?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I’m in a serious predicament. I have fallen into extreme waswas. It’s takes me up to an hour to pray one prayer. I am completely lost about whether filth has affected me or not, especially in the washroom. What should I do? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, […]

How Can I Battle Bad Thoughts During Worship? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum How can I battle bad thoughts during worship? Answer: Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned […]

What Is the Difference Between Waswasa and Ego? [Video]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the difference between waswasa and ego? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned […]

Does the Intention to Break the Prayer Break the Prayer? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Does the intention to break the prayer break the prayer? Whenever I pray I have these thoughts that tell to break my prayer. I know this is waswasa but I often ends up breaking my prayer. I have also these thoughts when performing wudu or ghusl and […]

What Should I Do About My Extreme Anxiety in Matters of Religion?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum What should I do about my extrem anxiety in matters of religion? I know I must ignore waswasa but sometimes it takes me almost 1 hour to perform a prayer. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, You should read: The OCD Workbook, by Bruce Hyman, and work […]

How Deep Should I Watch My Ear During the Ritual Bath (Ghusl)?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum 1. How deep should I watch my ear in ghusl? 2. I often think that sperm has exited my private parts after perforing a ghusl despite knowing that, in fact, it didn’t happen. Are my prayers valid? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, 1. During the ritual bath […]

Am I a Disbeliever for Being Unable to Anwser Waswas Regarding My Belief in Allah?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum I have sudden doubts about Allah and His Essence. I end up responding each time I’m facing these insinuating whispers until I become confused with my own belief. I am saddened by this problem. Am I a disbeliever? Answer:Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, What you are describing is […]

How Can I Avoid to Spend Too Much Time in Cleaning My Clothes and Performing a Ritual Bath?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaikum I am Maliki, and I suffer great distress from the ruling of my school that mani (sperm) and wadi (post urinal liquid) are impure, as it leads me to obsessive lengths in cleaning my clothes and body and bedding from it. I also usually spend hours doing […]

Does Uttering Waswas (Baseless Misgivings) About Allah Make Me a Disbeliever?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I recently went to a restaurant and in the washroom there was something written about Jesus. I didn’t stop my mum from using it. I later realized my mistake, asked for forgiveness, said my shahada and scrapped off the writing. I also said something that was blasphemous but […]

Do Gas Exiting “Inside the Body” Break My Ritual Purity?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam aleykum, I have excessive gas throughout my body such that I can hear it all the way from the top of my digestive tract with no feeling of gas exiting the body. If I hear such a sound can I assume my wudu is still valid? Would it […]