I am a 20 year old muslim boy. I am facing a problem from several days. I get bad thoughts … i repent for it.Please approve it iam really worried

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta Deoband Waqf
I am a 20 year old muslim boy. I am facing a problem from several days. I get bad thoughts and insults about allah and his prophet in my mind.  i feel depressed after having such thoughts. These thoughts keep constantly coming to my mind. Earlier these thoughts used to come only in salah but now they come all the time. I am also not sure whether i say these bad words in mind or did i utter it slowly because i have a habit of saying things to myself.  Will I be accountable for these thoughts (the thoughts are very bad sometimes i feel like i may lose eeman .The thoughts have bad words followd by name of allah or prophet).  Please provide me a detailed answer whether iam accountable for these thoughts or not and if iam accountable then how should i repent for it.Please approve it iam really worried


Ref. No. 1036/41-195

In the name of Allah the most gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

Alhamdulillah you have been enriched with the dignity of Iman and wealth of good deeds that are acceptable In-sha Allah. The Satan (the intimate enemy of human beings) always tries to put a stop to this wealth; thus some people lose their faith being confused by the demons, while some others consider these ideas to be satanic tricks and hence protect their faith. The Hadith clearly declares such a visit as a sign of faith. Hence you should not be worried about it and do not feel tense. You mustn’t pay attention to these thoughts at all, and never express these thoughts by your tongue at any cost. You will not be accountable for these thoughts unless you verbalize them. So, whenever you feel such thoughts prevailing in your mind just seek refuge in Allah and say: لا حول ولا قوۃ الا باللہ. Moreover, you should make repentance to Allah by Istighfar and recite this Dua more often

 “رَبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِوَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَنْ يَحْضُرُونِ (القرآن: سورہ المومنون ۹۷)۔

The Prophet of Allah (saws) said, “Allah will forgive my Ummah (followers) for any insinuating whispers that may cross their minds, so long as they do not act upon it or speak of it.” (Agreed upon)

It is narrated by Hazrat Abu Hurairah (ra) that once some of the Sahabah (companions) complained about the waswas that was bothering them. Some of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (saws) came to the Prophet (saws) and said to him, ‘We find in ourselves thoughts that are too terrible to speak of.’ He said, ‘Are you really having such thoughts?’ They said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘That is a clear sign of faith.’” (Sahih Muslim Hadith No. 132)

۱۳۳)  عن أبي ھریرۃ قال قال رسول اللہ ﷺ : (إن اللہ تجاوز عن أمتي ما وسوست بہ صدورھا مالم تعمل بہ أو تتکلم۔ (مسلم ۱۲۷) عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: جَاءَ نَاسٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَسَأَلُوهُ: إِنَّا نَجِدُ فِي أَنْفُسِنَا مَا يَتَعَاظَمُ أَحَدُنَا أَنْ يَتَكَلَّمَ بِهِ. قَالَ: “وَقَدْ وَجَدْتُمُوهُ؟” قَالُوا: نَعَمْ. قَالَ: “ذَاكَ صَرِيحُ الإِيمَانِ”. (مسلم ۱۳۲). وفي حديث عَبْدِ اللّهِ بن مسعود رضي الله عنه قَالَ: سُئِلَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم عَنِ الْوَسْوَسَةِ. قَالَ: “تِلْكَ مَحْضُ الإِيمَانِ”. (مسلم ۱۳۳)۔

And Allah knows best

Darul Ifta

Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband

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