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I Can’t Help Myself From Thinking About Statements of Disbelief. What Do You Advise?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, I suffer from waswas and am forced to internally say things that are disbelief whenever I am praying or when I am in any kind of distress. I am not great at being patient and when I am in distress sometimes I intentionally say things internally that […]

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 […]

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. […]

I Always Think That I Have Lost My Wudu During Prayer. What Can I Do?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question:As salam alaykum, Praying for me has become a very difficult task. I have difficulty sustaining Wudu, as I have confusions regarding whether or not I passed wind. Most of the time, I have to stop mid-prayer and repeat the entire process. Also, I feel as if I have urine […]

How Can I Control My Urge to Internally Say Things Which Are Disbelief?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I suffer from waswasa and am forced to internally say things that are disbelief whilst praying and when I am in any kind of distress. Sometimes I intentionally say things internally that I shouldn’t like statements of ingratitude and blasphemy. What do you advise? Answer: assalamu alaykum “Internal” thoughts, […]

Is It Really Possible to Perform a Ritual Bath in One Minute?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, A scholar said that ghusl (ritual bath) can be done in one minute. I was wondering how that was possible if someone has bad memory and is prone to misgivings? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Removing the state of major ritual impurity (janaba) is straightforward. […]

How Can I Perform a Valid Ritual Bath in a Reasonable Amount of Time?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum My biggest problem is compulsory ghusl, taking me about an hour, due to do the removal and spread of impurity. I can’t make myself accept that I am not spreading impurity everywhere on my body rather than performing a valid ritual bath. How should I go about […]

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 […]

Am I a Hypocrite for Losing Focus in Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, I think I might be a hypocrite. Whenever I do an act of worship, I find it very difficult to think about Allah, and I nearly always end up thinking of something or someone else, and it feels like I am worshipping them. Am I committing major […]

Is It Impermissible (Haram) to Worry About What Others Think?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Is it haram to worry about what others think of you? I really struggle when trying not to worry about what others will think. I took off my hijab before because I thought that I was not being sincere, because of my fear of what others think. Answer: […]