Stray thoughts

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Q: I have a problem, a big problem. Inside my head/heart I always have a whisper that is very wrong if said using my mouth. The whisper is like it is easier if we don’t need to do ghusl like others, whisper like ghusl is a burden. It happens in my head. Afterwards, I quickly do istighfar and say Lailaha ilallah muhammadur Rasulullah. I am afraid. I know its very wrong if I said that with my mouth and can be kufr.


A: Do not pay attention to these stray thoughts. These stray thoughts are whispers of Shaitaan.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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