Doubting the existence of Allah Ta’ala

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Q: I am an Egyptian girl, 16 years old and I was born a Muslim in a Muslim household. I’ve always believed in Allah and prayed. I never had any doubts towards the existence of God because I was born a Muslim and my parents taught me from a young age, since I was born, therefore I had no option but to believe, of course like any other born Muslim kid.

I didn’t know anything about other religions and the possibility of existence of atheists except in ancient times as I learned at school etc. like any typical child. I was like “OF COURSE THERE IS ALLAH.” I was happy, I prayed, everything was ok untill a month ago. I started diving deep on the internet, after I had bad thoughts like “how is there a God… does God really exist?’ etc.

I fell into a state of depression, gradually. I didnt sleep, I didnt eat, I lost weight and I got sick and I had to tell my mom to help me because I can’t tell anyone else such a thing. She kept telling me “Its the Shaitan, and stuff like that… and we watched videos together to make me feel better.

I became slightly better after overthinking all the time to thinking less. I was always afraid, but now I feel empty. Im so afraid that I feel like I surrendered to my thoughts. I need guidance again, I just want my strong faith back… What do I do? Please help me.


A: All these feelings and thoughts are from Shaitaan. Ignore these feelings and thoughts and immediately seek forgiveness from Allah Ta’ala for entertaining such doubts and looking at various sites on the Internet etc.

Any sane person fully believes that every made thing which we see in the world, there is someone who had made it (whether it be a car, house, building, hospital etc). When this is the case of such entities, then how could this magnificent universe with all its galaxies come about on its own without a creator.

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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