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siyad
08-30-2009 @ 3:24 PM    Notify Admin about this post
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slam.!



I started practisin nearly 4 month ago, and after a while my iman reached such a level that
I used to pay Zakat early morning in the week days in the masjid, since no one is at the masjid this time, i used to fast without letting my family know, and used to break my fast outside ( since a thought this was between me and allah), i used to wake for fajr and pray it at the masjid, i used to prat salah al-layl, and even pray the five prayers at the masjid..
I completly changed my old life style.

but after a while..

I started asking my self question like about allah (not good to talk bout it here, since i think it might effect your eman)..
But now im in a state that i dont believ in nothing, im doubting evrything in the deeen of islam..but really and truely deep inside my heart I know this religion is the right one-but I starting doubtin whenever i see a christian, siikh, or budhaman.. Im really scared of dying as a doubter or even following another religion. all this started befor ramadan, and I have talked about it one sheikh and his said this was shaytan that realised my eman , but then again WE ARE IN RAMADAN NOW AND SHAYTAN MAIN TO BE LOCKED UP, WHY IM I STILL DOUBTING...pleeaaaaaaaaase heelp..

right about know I feel like my heart hurts, simply because i dont believe in allah. most of the time im unhappy, and feel like im in darkness, scared to die in this situation..

I REALLY WANT TO BELIEVE IN WHAT I USED TO BELIEVE IN, WAS MUCH HAPPIER THAT TIME....

pleaase brother and sisters write back as soon as possible...dont relly know how to use this webside since im new in here  please write back in here or even to my email abdi-mohamed@hotmail.co.uk

dawud-ASWJ
09-02-2009 @ 4:56 PM    Notify Admin about this post
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Hold firm brother and do not give up, we are all tested and we must hold firm and struggle through it. Just because we say la illaha ilallah it doesn't mean we are not going to be tested and its important at the very least to hold on and never give up.

Mashallah that you are trying to rectafy your doubts rather than giving in, please hol dfirm brother. Maybe you need to get away, go and visit somewhere, do umra or something?

Lastly I wanted to state two things I have heard. 1 The major shaitaan is in chains but the mini shaitaans are still here 2 Just because shaitaan is in chains, the work he has done on us doesn't get chained up with him, therefore if shaitaan managed to do some work on you before ramadan before getting shackled (may allah curse him) then its vital that you free yourself from this, the ulema can advise you on how to do this inshallah.

dear brother I am not knowledgeable to advise you properly but inshallah I wil make dua for you, that Allah may give you guidance with certainty and conviction and allow you to pass over to teh bazarkh in a state of Ihsan.

Lastly, just wanted you to know I am a revert of english origin who took shahada nearly 2 years ago. I am 22 years old and Islam is a beautiful and blessed religion and I sincerely pray that you are able to ride through this and come through to the other side, we all suffer iman dips but Islam is so beautiful, I truely cannot emphasise enough how much the idea of leaving the light of Islam for the darkness of jahilyah scares me. I have come from western kufr society so have experienced both sides of the coin and believe me brother you do nto want to give up something as blessed as Islam. May Allah aid you brother, you have a sincere desire to be guided and be close to Allah and tahts a beautiful thing.

Take care brother

Assalamu alaykum wa Rahmah Tullahi wa Baraktuhu

azir111
09-03-2009 @ 4:06 AM    Notify Admin about this post
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Salaam aleykum !!!

May Allah swt guide us all and protect us ameen !!

I suffered a lot in life and understood that Allah swt does all what is best for us,this life is a whole test in which Allah already knows each of us how will pass the test,Allah wants that we get completely what we deserve,this why he need to prove to our selfs and shaytan the very same thing,well...u are now tested with ur iman and each time u keep it strong Allah raises u up a higher lever to jannah,this is why there are levels in jannah,and the best muslims will get the best jannah,so pls be patient,sabr is powerful,knowledge is power and without knowledge there is no iman,and without iman there are no actions,all these things come as one,so pls my Muslim bro/sis,try ur best to have this and may Allah continue always to guide u and give u the best for u ameen.

If u want here is my msn and we'll talk more about everything of life and Islam,this my id - a-z_production@hotmail.fr

pls sabr sabr and knowledge,everything is ok and always will be better inshallah so don't worry,Allah swt is with u wherever always !!!!

Peace and mercy !!!

azstylebeats

yasin3683
09-03-2009 @ 9:58 PM    Notify Admin about this post
ibn Ahmad Maher ibn Ahmad (U.S.A.)
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Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu 'ala Rasool Allaah

Ignore Shaytan's Whispers, by Shaikh al-'Uthaimeen

[url=http://www.fatwaislam.com/fis/index.cfm?scn=fd&ID=46]Shaytaan's Whispering Means Nothing, by Shaikh al-'Uthaimeen[/url]

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He is the First (nothing is before Him) and the Last (nothing is after Him), the Most High (nothing is above Him) and the Most Near (nothing is nearer than Him). And He is the All-Knower of every thing. (Al-Hadid 57:3) This is the Ayah indicated in the Hadith of 'Irbad bin Sariyah that is better than a thousand Ayat. Abu Dawud recorded that Abu Zamil said,
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"I mentioned to Ibn `Abbas that I felt something in my heart. He said, 'Doubts' and then laughed. Next, he said, 'No one can escape this. Allah the Exalted stated:

So if you are in doubt concerning that which We have revealed to you, then ask those who are reading the Book before you. Verily, the truth has come to you from your Lord.(10:94)' He then said to me, 'When you feel any of this in your heart, recite:

(He is Al-Awwal and Al-Akhir, Adh-Dhaahir and Al-Batin. And He is the All-Knower of everything.)'"



Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.

MuhammadS
09-04-2009 @ 6:47 AM    Notify Admin about this post
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As salamu alayk,

Brother I had some of the exact same experiences as you; I used to be non-practicing Muslim, but then I started practicing and it got to a very high level; however, then I started getting doubts too. It all went downhill from there. I started having mental tensions and headaches because of my constant sadness. In fact, it got to a point where I didn't even want to live anymore (astaghfirullah); I just wanted these doubtful thoughts to go away. I was in a constant state of sadness, trying to repel these thoughts.
But alhamdulillah, it started getting better after about a year, until now ALHMADULILLAH i love islam!!
Here are some of the things I believe you should do:


  • Whenever you get doubts say aamantu billaahi wa rasuulih
  • Read this page concerning shaytaans whispers and doubts: http://fatwaislam.com/fis/index.cfm?scn=fd&ID=99
  • Don't feel as if you need to 'prove' your eemaan or Islam to the shaytan; if you try to do it, they might try to confuse you even further.
  • Spend a lot of time with good salafi brothers at the masjid. This will help you because you will have support and it'll also take your mind off these things.
  • Don't overburden yourself with Islamic duties; Islam is a religion of ease, so do only as much is easy for you. Read the Last ayah of suratul baqarah for clarification. Know that Allah doesn't wrong people, PEOPLE wrong themselves by overburdening themselves.
  • Have a positive attitude always, don't keep thinking "I'm going to die as a Kaafir" etc. THIS IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT
  • When you have thoughts about Allah or his essence (believe me, I had these evil thoughts for so long, that I went into depression), just try to calmly steer away from such thoughts. I used to have thoughts about allah and how he looks like, especially when I prayed and made du'a, because these are times when you are asking Allah. But don't worry brother, these thoughts are not your fault, Allah knows that you don't mean to think these evil thoughts. We have been excused for what our nafs whispers to us as long as we don't act upon it. Again, Allah doesn't burden a soul beyond its capacity.
  • Take time out of your life to do mundane things for a while too, such as sports, to keep you healthy, and keep your mind away from these thoughts. Laugh, and let out pressure and stress. Make sure that you are not overburdening yourself with worldly things either.
  • Spend time in trying to gain knowledge, as knowledge clears away doubts and ignorance. Don't waste time in trying to 'prove' yourself to the shayateen. Rather, start with knowledge about Tawheed and the basics of Islam. Also, if you can, study in the good salafi masaajid, as here you can meet brothers, make friendships, and also learn. Make sure you don't stay home all the time, as then your mind will be constantly occupied with these thoughts.
  • Never give up hope; I had these evil thoughts for around a year. It might not seem like that much in writing, but for me EVERY DAY was painful.
    However, have a positive attitude and rely on Allah completely.


If you need to contact me in person so we can talk more (belive me I have months of experience with this), email me or add me to msn. My address is slaveofthealmighty@gmail.com (yes, it works on msn)

May Allah cure you from this disease of doubts ameen


yasin3683
10-02-2009 @ 1:14 AM    Notify Admin about this post
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Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu 'ala Rasool Allaah

Amma ba'd
  

Question asked to Shaykh al-'Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah): There is a man who suffers from the whisperings of Shaytan. [Shaytan] whispers things to him that are great sins, concerning Allaah, the Almighty, the All-Powerful and [the man] is very much afraid of this; what is the advice of your eminence?

Answer by Shaykh al-'Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah):
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Regarding what has been mentioned concerning the problem of the questioner, which is that he fears the result of it, I say to him: Rejoice at the good news that there will be no result from it except a good result. This is the whispering by which Shaytan assails the believers in order to upset the sound belief in their hearts and to cause them sprirtual and mental agitation and disturb the serenity of their faith, indeed the serenity of their lives, if they are believers.


He is not the first among the people of faith to be confronted by this situation, nor is he the last, for it will continue as long as there is a believer in the world; and this same situation confronted the companions (radiAllaahu 'anhum), for it was reported on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (radiAllaahu 'anhu) that he said:

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"Some people from among the companions of the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) came to the Messenger and said to him, 'Verily we perceive in our minds that which every one of us considers too grave to express.'

He (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: 'Do you really perceive it?

They said: 'Yes.' Upon this he (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: 'That is true faith.'"
[It was reported by Muslim in the Book of Faith, in the Chapter of Explanation of the (evil) whispering regarding Faith (132)]

In the Two Sahihs, it is also narrated from Abu Hurayrah (radiAllaahu 'anhu) that the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said:
quote:
"Satan may come to anyone of you and say: 'Who created such and such? Who created such and such?' until he says, 'Who created your Lord?' So, when he inspires such a question, one should seek refuge with Allaah and give up such thoughts."
[Reported by Bukhari in the Book of Beginning of Creation, in the Chapter: The description of Iblis and his Legions (3276) and it was reported by Muslim in the Book of Faith, in the Chapter on the Description of the (evil) Whispering regarding Faith (134).]

It is reported on the authority of Ibn 'Abbas (radiAllaahu anhuma) that a man came to the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) and said: "Oh, Messenger of Allaah! One of us has thoughts of such a nature that he would rather be reduced to charcoal than speak about them." The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: "All praise and thanks be to Allaah, Who has reduced his matter (shaytan's guile) to (evil) whispering." [It was reported by Abu Dawud in the Book of Good Manners, in the Chapter: Regarding the response to (evil) Whispering (5112) and by Imam Ahmed in Al-Musnad (1:340)]  

Shaykh-ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said in the Book of Faith:
quote:
"The believer is put to trial by the whispering of Satan, the whispering of kufr which causes him distress, as the companions (radiAllaahu 'anhum) said: "Oh Messenger of Allah! One of us has thoughts within himself of such a nature that he would rather fall down from the heaven than speak of them." The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said:

"That is true faith"

And in another narration: "he considers it too grave to express." He (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said:

"All praise and thanks are Allaah's, Who has reduced his (shaytan) intrigue to (evil) whispering)."

That is, the occurence of his whispering along with this great hatred for it and repelling it from the heart is a part of true faith, like the warrior in Allaah's Cause who met the enemy and fought him until he overcame him, for that is a great Jihad up to his words.

This is why the seekers of knowledge and worship are assailed by whispering and uncertainty which do not afflict another, because he (the other) does not follow the Law of Allaah and His way; rather, he follows his own desires, heedless of the rememberance of his Lord and this is the goal of Shaytan, as opposed to those who turn towards their Lord with knowledge and (acts of) worship, for he is their enemy and he seeks to prevent them from (worshipping) Allaah, the Most High.


So, I say to this questioner: once it is clear to you that this whispering is from Shaytan, then you must struggle and stand against it, know that it will never harm you as long as you undertake the necessary struggle, reject it and cease thinking about it. The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said:

"Allaah has forgiven what is whispered in the hearts of my followers, unless they put it into action or utter it." [(Reported by Bukhari in the Book of Manumission, in the Chapter: Error and Forgetfulness in Manumission and Divorce (2528) and by Muslim in the Book of Faith, in the Chapter: Allah has forgiven what is whispered in heart (127)]  

And if it is said to you:

Do you believe what is whispered to you? And do you think it is the truth? And is it possible to describe Allaah, the Most Glorified by it? You would say: It is not for us to speak of this; Glorified are You (Oh Allaah), this is a great lie! You would reject it with your heart and by your words; and of the people, you would flee further than any of them from it. Then it is, only whispering and perils displayed to your heart, and a window to polythesim from Shaytan, who courses throughout the human body as blood courses through it, in order to destroy and obscure your deen for you.

This is why you find that Shaytan does not place doubt or rejection about trivial things in your heart, so you hear for example, of the existence of large and important cities filled with residents and buildings in the east and west and yet doubt their existence never once crossed your mind, nor regarding their faults, such as that their buildings are destroyed or are unfit for habitation or that there are no occupants in them and so on. There is no goal for Shaytan in making mankind doubt such things. But Shaytan's important great goal is destroying the faith of the believer, so he strives by his horse, and on foot, to extinguish the light of knowledge and guidance in one's heart and to cause him to fall into the darkness of doubt and uncertainty.

The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) explained the beneficial medicine which contains a cure for this:

quote:
"Then let him seek refuge with Allah and cease doing it."


If a person ceases doing that and continues to worship Allah, seeking & desiring that which is with Allaah, it will stop troubling him, by Allaah's Power. So, avoid all suppositions which pass through your heart on this subject and worship Allaah, supplicate to Him and glorfiy Him, and if you heard anyone describing Him with what was whispered to him, you would kill him if you could. Therefore, what is whispered is not a fact; rather it is simply thoughts and whisperings which have no basis. Like in the case of someone wearing a clean garment which he has just washed and then he is assailed by thoughts that "maybe it is impure," and "maybe it is not permissble to pray in it," but he should pay no heed to this.

And my advice may be summarized as follows:

1. Seek protection with Allaah and completely stop these suppositions as the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) ordered us to do.

2. Mention Allaah, the Most High and restrain yourself from this whisperings.

3. Wholehearted dedication to worship and acting in accordance with the Command of Allaah and seeking His Pleasure, for when you give worship your undivided attention with earnestness and striving, you will forget about occupying yourself with this whispering, InshaAllaah.

4. Seeking refuge with Allaah much and asking Him to protect you from this thing.And I ask Allaah, the Most High for protection for you and safety from every evil and every destable thing.


Source: Fatawa Arkanul Islam, Pgs 55-60.

Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.

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The Whispers of the Shaytan and its Cure, by Shaykh al-'Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah)  

Question: What are the reasons for the occurrence of whispers in the salaat and other than that?


Answer by Shaykh al-'Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah):


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All praise is due to Allaah, Lord of the worlds. And I send peace and blessings upon our Prophet Muhammad, seal of the prophets and the Imam of the righteous, and upon his family and his companions and those who follow them in goodness until the Day of Judgement.

As to what follows:

Indeed whispers in the heart are a chronic sickness, and it attacks every believer except for the one Allaah, 'azza wa jall, wills. And because of this Allaah, the Most High, revealed a complete chapter:  

Say: I seek refuge with (Allaah) the Lord of mankind, The King of mankind, The Ilah (God) of mankind, From the evil of the whisperer (devil who whispers evil in the hearts of men) who withdraws (from his whispering in one's heart after one remembers Allaah) - Who whispers in the breasts of mankind. Of jinn and men. (Surat An-Naas)  

And the whisper befalls (a person) in matters of worship and other than that.


The Shaytaan Comes To Mankind In 'Aqeedah And Tawheed

Indeed, Shaytaan comes to the heart of the slave through whispers surrounding this issue. He would prefer the slave to fall from the sky and be broken into pieces or be burned until he becomes a piece of coal rather than speak about these issues.

Most of the time, this falls upon the believer so Shaytaan can ruin his Emaan and conviction. This even befell some of the companions (radiallaahu 'anhum).

It has been reported in the authentic ahadeeth from the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam), and we will mention some here from what Allaah, 'azza wa jall, has made easy:

In Saheeh Muslim on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (radiallaahu 'anhu), who said:

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People came from the companions to the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) and asked him, 'O Messenger of Allaah, we find ourselves that which is grave and serious, and it makes us speak about it.' He said: Have you all found this thing? They said, 'Yes.' The Prophet said: This is pure emaan.


Sincere emaan does not come to an individual except that his emaan is pure and sincere, having no doubt, such that the heart can be so over taken that it will leave.

And what has been reported in the two Saheehs (Bukhari and Muslim) on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (radiallaahu 'anhu), the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: Shaytaan comes to one of you and says, 'Who created this? Who created that? Until he says, 'who created Allah?' The Prophet said: If it reaches him (meaning if it gets to this point), then seek refuge in Allaah from Shaytaan, and turn away from him.  

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The Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) mentioned two cures here:

The First Cure:  Seeking refuge in Allaah, and this is sticking firm to Allaah 'azza wa jall and relying upon Him until he (the slave) is saved from evil.

The Second Cure: Turning away from the thought and this whisper. So he turns away from it and proceeds with his life and work. And if you were to ask the individual concerning these whispers, "Do you believe this?" he will certainly say, "I seek refuge in Allaah from believing that. I pray, I fast, I give charity, and I make Hajj seeking Allaah's pleasure, the mighty and majestic." So we say continue upon your path and leave these whispers, and do not take heed to them.

This affair will be hard on you in the beginning, but be patient and Allaah will remove it from you in shaa` Allaah.

So seek refuge in Allaah, leave it, and turn away as the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) commanded you. So we say to the one who has been afflicted with this powerful disease to turn away from this after seeking refuge in Allaah the mighty and majestic. And verily, He will remove it from you if He wills because the one who described the cure was Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) and he is the one who has the most insight about its cure.
  

Shaytaan Comes To Man In Matters Related To His Purification  

Firstly, he causes him to doubt his niyah (intention). So you find him making wudoo, and Shaytaan will say to him, "Surely you did not make your intention." **[Rasing your hand for the niyya is not permissible]

Mankind does not realize that such thoughts are more than absurdity in his mind, and misguidance in the religion.

Exactly what was it that brought the individual to the place (of wudhoo), caused him to turn the faucet on and made him begin to wash the limbs for wudhoo except that it was the intention that occurred in his heart and a complete willingness to do the action?!

This is sufficient for the individual to reject what he has thought about and realize that it was a doubt and incorrect whisper.

A man came to some of the people of knowledge and asked, "O sir, verily I have fallen into a state of sexual impurity, so I went to the river and immersed myself in it to become pure. Then, when I came out of it, in my heart I thought, 'Did I purify myself?' So the Shaykh said, 'I do not think that you should pray,' so the man asked, 'Why?' The Shaykh replied by saying, 'The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: The pen is lifted from three; the one that is asleep until he awakes; the small child until he reaches puberty; and the one who is insane (until his insanity returns). And you are insane! How can you go to the river and bathe to remove sexual impurity then ask, 'Have I purified myself?'"

So if an individual doubts his wudhoo or whether he made the intention for it or not, he should simply continue and complete his wudhoo and disregard the doubt.

Shaytaan comes from another angle as well. He comes to the heart during wudhoo and will make one think he did not blow water into his nose, for example, and by this point he is now wiping over his head. So we say do not respond to this; rather complete your wudhoo for verily this is a whisper.

Shaytaan may also come to him after he finishes his wudhoo and say, "You did not make your intention," or, "You did not wash your face," or, "You did not breathe the water into your nose," or other whispers and doubts similar to this. So seek refuge with Allaah and do not stop, and continue on your way and ignore it.

Likewise, Shaytaan comes to an individual during his ghusl saying, "You did not complete your ghusl." Consequently, you find him washing his body many times. This is from hardship. It is upon the individual to ignore this even if the Shaytaan says you did not wash or you did not complete washing this or that part of the body and other similar whispers. So continue and do not pay any attention to this.

If the servant overly thinks about this, surely this issue will cause hardship and cause him to become exhausted and annoyed. But if he turns away from these whispers and continues on his way, this hardship will become a way out for him, if Allaah wills. So be patient with this hardship and do not take heed to it.  


Shaytaan Will Come To An Individual While Praying  

He will deceive him firstly in his intention such that the one praying says, "I do not know if I made my intention or not."

SubhanAllaah! How could you not know if you made your intentions or not and you came to the place of prayer. Isn't this your intention? This is the intention. The intention doesn't require formalities. When an individual does an action on his own accord and he is sane, then this is his intention.

Next the Shaytaan comes to him within prayer. When he begins reading a soorah after the Faatihah, Shaytaan says to him, "You did not read Al-Faatihah," or, "You forgot a letter from it," or, "You did not pronounce a letter properly," and similar to this.

Continue in your prayer and do not pay these whispers any mind.

Shaytaan also comes (and deceives the individuals) in the number of rakaats he has prayed. He says, "you did not pray except one rakaat," but indeed he has prayed two. Or, "you did not pray except two rakaats," but indeed he has prayed three. Or, "you did not pray except three rakaats," but indeed he prayed four. Maybe he will pray ten rakaats or fifteen rakaats in accordance with these whispers.

The cure for such is that he should seek refuge in Allaah Ta'ala from the accurses Shaytaan, and leave off, and turn away from the whispers. If he does this, the whispers will go away.


Shaytaan Comes To The People And Whispers During The Fast  

He says, "indeed, you did not make your intention to fast," despite the fact one has made sahoor and began to fast.

He then says, "you did not make intentions," or he says, "you have indeed cut out the intention," or similar to this. Thus, it is upon the individual to turn away from all of these and not turn back and seek refuge in Allaah from Shaytaan Ar-Rajeem (the outcast).


Shaytaan Comes To The People In Tawaf* Of The Kaaba And Sa'ee**

He says, "you did not make your intention," or, "you did not go around except three times," or, "you did not go back and forth between Safwah and Marwah except three times," and so forth.

It is incumbent on the people to do what the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) commanded in all of these matters, and seek refuge in Allaah and abandon the doubts and whispers.

*At-Tawaaf: the circumvention of the Kaaba seven times during Al-Hajj and Al-Umrah.

** As-Saee: the ceremony of running back and forth seven times between As-Safwah and Al-Marwah.  


Shaytaan Comes To The People Regarding Marriage And Family  

He says, "verily, you have divorced your wife," until some of them are afflicted so much so that even when the door is opened the individual says, "I said to my wife, 'You are divorced,'" or he opens the Mushaf simply to read it and he says, "Verily, I said to my wife, 'You are divorced.'"  *[Meaning he cannot stop thinking about it, even when reading the Qur`an]

He is affected by this as well as other important matters that are not detached from the heart of a servant except that he does what the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam), his family and his companions commanded - seeking refuge with Allaah, leaving off these whispers and doubtful matters and turning away from them.

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This individual will no doubt find hardship in this, however, he is to be patient and anticipate a reward from Allaah in the hereafter and seek refuge in Allaah from Shaytaan Ar-Rajeem to strengthen the inner-self.

I recall some of the people mentioning that because of the strong whispers and the difficulties they cause, one stops praying - Allaah's refuge is sought. This is indeed what the Shaytaan wants.

When he stands for prayer, he may say, "This affair causes me great difficulty. (First I wonder) if I made my intent, (then I wonder) whether I made takbeer, or whether I read Al-Faatihah," and so on.

We say, turn away from this, be patient, and deal with this hardship even if you have to cry to become better. Be patient and continue what you are upon. Allaah will drive Shaytaan away and keep him from you if you do what Allaah and His Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) commanded you with - seeking refuge in Allaah from Shaytaan Ar-Rajeem, leaving off the doubtful matters, and turning away from [the doubtful matters].

This is what I advise my brothers whom Allaah, the Most High, has tested with these whispers. Do what the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) commanded you with by seeking refuge in Allaah and leaving off these whispers, and to continue with their affairs and with their lives.

I ask Allaah, the Blessed and the Most Hight, to cure our brothers from this chronic disease and to make their affairs easy. Verily, He has power over all things.
    

Source: Treatsie The Cure of the Whispers - Fataawah Ibn 'Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah), via Markaz at-Tawheed was-Sunnah

Translated by: 'Umar Bryant [Rasheed Barbee said this was translated by 'Umar Bryant for Markaz at-Tawheed was-Sunnah]    

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Advice For Curing The Whisper  

1- Seeking refuge in Allaah and refraining completely from these whispers, as the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) commanded.

2- Remembrance of Allaah the Most High, and restraining the soul from the continuation of these whispers.

3- Serious absorption of worship and actions in obedience to Allaah and seeking His Face and pleasure. So the turning to the worship to Allaah makes one forget these whispers. If Allaah wills.

4- Seeking much refuge in Allaah and making du'a for the pardoning of these affairs.

Source: Fatawaa al-'aqeedah by Ibn 'Uthaymeen, pg. 793.
  

Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.  






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