Having Evil Thoughts

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Askmufti.co.za

Q: Its been a few weeks and within myself I keep having really evil things about Allah. I don’t want to say it but I cant control it. Please can you lighten my heart and tell me if it’s me or shaytan (the devil)? Please answer me. I can’t take it anymore. I’m scared if these thoughts will lead me to hell.

A: The fact that it is worrying you is a good sign. It means that you are concerned regarding your Iman. Shaytaan is trying to con you. Do not become perturbed by these thoughts. Whenever these thoughts occur recite a few times to yourself:

آمَنْتُ بِاللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِ
Aamantu Billaahi wa Rusulih.

Moulana Yusuf Laher