I am struggling with waswasa, what happens if I utter something that conflicts with the teachings of shariah?

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Salam. I have been experiencing waswasa about different things for a long time. Recently I have started having waswasa that certain statements I am making are shirk/Kufr statements. I realise that I should simply ignore these thoughts. If I tell my partner that I don’t believe wearing pants above the ankles for women is a big deal although I know it is wrong, does that constitute kufr/shirk? Jazakallah


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

You mention that you know you should be ignoring your waswasa. This is correct. You should ignore all waswasas. The statement you made to your wife will not constitute kufr.[1] As you already know, it is impermissible for a woman to expose the area above her ankles to ghair mahram men.[2] [3] [4]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Nadeem Moulana

Student Darul Iftaa
Kentucky, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.







[1] الفتاوى الهندية (2/ 283)

إذَا كَانَ فِي الْمَسْأَلَةِ وُجُوهٌ تُوجِبُ الْكُفْرَ، وَوَجْهٌ وَاحِدٌ يَمْنَعُ، فَعَلَى الْمُفْتِي أَنْ يَمِيلَ إلَى ذَلِكَ الْوَجْهِ كَذَا فِي الْخُلَاصَةِ فِي الْبَزَّازِيَّةِ

[2] الأصل للشيباني ط قطر (2/ 235)

وأما المرأة الحرة التي لا نكاح بينه وبينها ولا حرمة ممن يحل له نكاحها فليس ينبغي له أن ينظر إلى شئ منها مكشوفاً إلا الوجه والكف.

[3] کتاب النوازل (15/388)

عورت کے لۓ آجنبی اور نا محرم مردوں کے سامنے چہرہ، ہتیلیاں اور دونوں قدموں کے علاوہ پورے بدن کو چھپانا فرض ہے- اور اگر فتنہ کا اندیشہ ہو جیسا کہ آج کل واقع ہے، تو چہرہ کا چھپانا بھی واجب ہے

[4] فتاوی محمودیہ(19/169)

پردہ اسلام میں ضروری چیز ہے، قرآن کریم اور حدیث شریف سے ثابت ہے


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