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Saying a’oozubillah in salaah due to waswasas

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Q: When I am praying salah, can I turn to the left and spit thrice and say A’oozubillah because of whispering of Shaitan?

Can I do the same thing while making dua, whether my hands are raised or not?

I sometimes get whispers in my ears and I read A’oozubillah then spit thrice and continue making dua. It’s not real spit, just the sound of spitting. Is it permissible?


A: Just say a`oozubillah in your mind, as well as the spitting.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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