I request your clarification/advice on the following.  How do you deal with Waswasa (whispers of Shaitan/Jinn) which continually disturb a person during Wudu and Salaah/Recitation of Qur’an and other daily activities ? It is recorded in Sahih Hadith Nasa’i 10500 and Abu Dawood 5113, Narrated by Abu Huraira RA that Rasul Allah Sallallaahu Alaihiwa Sallam declared such Waswasa to be Outright ​Eemaan, when the Sahaaba Radhi Allahu Anhum sought clarification from Rasul Allah Sallallaahu Alaihiwa Sallam about it. Could this Waswasa also mean to be so? Could this Waswasa be due to a person being affected by Sihr(sorcery)? If so, how can one differentiate it from being Outright Eemaan mentioned in point no 2?

Q: I request your clarification/advice on the following. 

  1. How do you deal with Waswasa (whispers of Shaitan/Jinn) which continually disturb a person during Wudu and Salaah/Recitation of Qur’an and other daily activities ?
  2. It is recorded in Sahih Hadith Nasa’i 10500 and Abu Dawood 5113, Narrated by Abu Huraira RA that Rasul Allah Sallallaahu Alaihiwa Sallam declared such Waswasa to be Outright ​Eemaan, when the Sahaaba Radhi Allahu Anhum sought clarification from Rasul Allah Sallallaahu Alaihiwa Sallam about it. Could this Waswasa also mean to be so?
  3. Could this Waswasa be due to a person being affected by Sihr(sorcery)? If so, how can one differentiate it from being Outright Eemaan mentioned in point no 2?

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A: 

  1. Don’t pay attention to it. Just ask Allah Ta`ala’s  help and protection.
  2. Insha-Allah.
  3. Don’t pay attention to all these baseless thoughts.

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

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)

وعن ابن عباس أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال إن الله تجاوز عن أمتي الخطأ والنسيان وما استكرهوا عليه رواه ابن ماجه والبيهقي (مشكوٰة المصابيح ص584)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)