What Should I Do about Thoughts That Make Me Think That Allah Will Not Accept My Repentance from Shirk?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel



What should I do about thoughts that make me think that Allah will not accept my repentance from shirk?



I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question.

These are satanic whisperings and obtrusive thoughts. I would like you to work on yourself to ignore them and recite this prophetic dua in abundance, which is taken from the following hadith.

أعُوذُ بِكَ مِن شَرِِّ نفسِي وشَرِِّ الشَيطانِ وشِرْكِهِ

Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Abu Bakr Siddiq (Allah be pleased with him) said: “O Messenger of Allah, advise me with some words that I would say in the morning and evening: Say:

اللهم فاطِرَ السماوات والأرض عالم الغيبِ والشهادة، ربَّ كُلِّ شَيءٍ ومَلِيكَه، أَشْهد أن لا إله إلا أنت، أعوذ بك من شرِّ نفسي وشرِّ الشيطان وشِرْكِهِ وأن أقترف على نفسي سوءًا أو أجرُّه إلى مسلم

(O Allah, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, the world of the unseen and the martyrdom, the Lord and King of everything, I testify that there is no god but you. I seek refuge in you from the evil of myself and the evil of Satan and his shirk, and to commit evil on myself or drag him to a Muslim.) “Say these words in the morning and evening and when you lie on your bed. ”

[Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Nasa’i, Musnad Ahmad]

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel

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Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey.

He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then travelled to Karachi, Pakistan.

He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Qur’an, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences.

He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His personal interest is the love of books and gardening.