I am seem to be slipping away from my deen even in Ramadan. I mean that I sometimes seem to doubt the power of Allah S.W.T.A, Astaghfirullah I know it wrong and I don’t do it intentionally but even as I?m praying stupid thoughts come into my head & and I am now worried about what may become of me on Judgment day. Please help me & may Allah S.W.T.A reward for your deeds.
What is the remedy to evil thoughts?
A: Evil thoughts are a sign of Imaan. The noble companions complained to
Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa sallam) of evil thoughts to which he replied by
saying, ‘That is a clear sign of Imaan.’ (Mishkaat pg.18; Me’raaj)
The mind is like a highway. Today a king or pious person would pass over it,
tomorrow a beggar or evil person will pass by. Similarly one experiences
good thoughts (of performing Salaat, reciting the noble Qur’aan, etc.), as
well as evil thoughts. One should avoid seeing or doing anything that invite
such thoughts.If the thoughts are not articulated, one will not be
answerable for them. Evil thoughts are like live electric wires. If one pays
attention to them by touching them, he will get shocked.Similarly, one
should ignore evil thoughts and engage in something useful. One may also
read ‘Laa hawla Walaa Quwaata Illaa billahi al-Aliyy al-Adheem’ (There is no
power – to refrain from evil – nor ability – to do good – except with Allah,
the Most High, the Exalted).
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai