Q: In Islam it’s all about the intention. I read that if a person had an intention to commit a sin and he refrained from that for some other reason than Allah, he will be punished for that sin. So according to this, will a person be punished for being ready to commit shirk with the idea of asking forgiveness? Because I am suffering from waswas for long time. For some reason I thought asking doubt is shirk then I thought of doing that and ask forgiveness from Allah after that I got to know that asking doubt is not shirk but I was ready to ask doubt so will I be punished for this? Do I have to say the kalima and do sahada again?
A: This is the hight of stupidity. Don’t ever think of these things. Imaan is a too precious thing to be experimenting with. Imaan is even more precious than your dear life. Will you throw yourself from a hundred story building with the intention of getting yourself right in hospital thereafter.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)