I have been suffering strange evil thoughts with regards to the topic of divorce. The problem is i have no desire or want to divorce my wife whatsoever. Nor is there any external reason to think about the topic. But these thoughts overwhelm me. On one occasion i was forwarding a message to my wife , i was saying to my self that I am sending this to my wife. Randomly a thought came to me and i accidently said ” i am sending this to my divor (stopped at the letter R) then said inshaAllah”. I was intending to say half the word but due to waswasa it happens i usually control it but it is so confusing.
Did divorce take place?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
Brother in Islam,
May Almighty Allah alleviate the predicament you are faced with. Aameen.
Brother, this life is filled with challenges and adversities. Every individual faces his/her own challenges. Almighty Allah has promised to test us in this world with various things. It is natural to feel anxious and experience grief.
A divorce will only take place if the words are mentioned with the intention of divorce. Your Nikaah is intact. The scenario in reference does not affect your Nikaah.
We advise you not to ponder and build on these thoughts, as you will be aiding the Shaytaan in fulfilling his mission. Do not allow the whispers of Shaytaan to intimidate you.
Hereunder are some ways to combat the whisperings of Shaytaan:
- Constantly recite the undermentioned supplications/duas :
رَبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَنْ يَحْضُرُونِ
Translation: O Allah! I seek your protection from the evil whisperings of the Shaytaan, and, O my Rabb, I seek Your protection that they (the Shaytaan) approach me (because they always approach with evil).’”
(Surah Al-Mu’minoon, Verses 97-98)
اَللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ وَسَاوِسَ قلبي خَشْيَتَكَ وذِكْرَكَ واجْعَلْ همتي وهَوَايَ فِيْمَا تُحِبُّ وتَرْضَى
Translation: “O Allah! Make Your fear and remembrance the obsession of my mind and divert my will and courage to the performance of deeds that please You.”
لا حول ولا قوة الا بالله
Translation: There is no power to neither do any good nor prevent any evil except in Allah
- Recite the Ta’awwudh as much as possible.
- Recite Surah Al-Falaq and Surah Al-Naas
- Implore Allah Taalah in Du’aa to alleviate you from your predicament. Du’aa is the most powerful weapon of the believer.
- Read the book “Combating the whisperings of Shaytaan” by Hadhrat Moulana Yunus Patel Saheb (Rahimahullah).
Kindly refer to the following link to download the book:http://islamicexorcism.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/combating-the-whisperings-of-shaytaan.pdf
Our beloved Ustaadh Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb Hafidhaullah advises:
When you are on a highway filled with smoke that obscures the road, you will not worry to remove the smoke. You will focus on the road and drive through the smoke. You will pay attention on the road and not at the smoke.
The wasaawis are like the smoke. Ignore the wasaawis and work through them even though your work might feel obscured. Do not get caught up with the tricks of Shaytaan.
In addition to this, we also advise you to consult a medical expert to assist you overcome the challenge. Medical treatment has proven to be extremely helpful. There are many people who experience similar problems and get medical treatment. Insha’Allah, Allah will relieve you of this situation.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Mufti Muhammad I.V Patel
Checked and Approved by
Mufti Nabeel Valli
Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah