Superstitions and Stray Thoughts

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Q: I am very superstitious and I want to get rid of it through a Qur’aanic Ayat. Please inform me of a Qur’aanic Ayat of Hadith.

Superstitions and Stray Thoughts

A: Do not pay any attention to the superstitions and stray thoughts that come into your mind, and continuously ask Allah Ta’ala to save you from the whispers of shaytaan. Recite the following duaa in abundance. Rabbi inni Maghloobun fantasir (Oh Allah, I am overpowered (in this state), please assist me). If you do not pay attention to these things, you will not be accountable in the court of Allah Ta’aala. 

وعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال : جاء ناس من أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فسألوه إنا نجد في أنفسنا ما يتعاظم أحدنا أن يتكلم به قال أو قد وجدتموه قالوا نعم قال ذاك صريح الإيمان (رواه مسلم باب بيان الوسوسة في الإيمان وما يقوله من وجدها 1/79)

عن عبد الله بن مسعود قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم الطيرة من الشرك وما منا ولكن الله يذهبه بالتوكل. (ترمذي)

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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