Stray thoughts

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Q: I was reading salaah and just as I completed a thought occurred to me how people could claim to be God. I wondered how it was so easy for them to have uttered “I am God” while wondering I fear I might have subconsciously uttered those words due to lack of paying attention to my thoughts. I fear I might have committed a form of shirk unintentionally. I am panicking because I don’t want to lose my Imaan. Please advise.


A: Don’t pay attention to this. Make istighfaar and continue.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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