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Having very sinful thoughts about Allah

I am a practising Muslim married lady. Recently I have started getting these thoughts about Allah wuthalla which are really bothering me. Some of these thoughts are really bad and very sinful like sexual in nature. What shall I do about it?


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  1. assalamualaikum sister , if u have this thoughts u need to fight it back and do not utter it infront of others , i knw u are going through this tuff time and trust me shaitan is working hard to mislead us so that we will go astray now its upto u what u choose, and pls recite astagfirulla as much as u can and recite quran and ask help from Allah

    tk care

    jazakallah khair

  2. Assalamualaikum Shalini,

    This is clearly a whisper from Shaitaan. He makes your Lord seem similar to something. But Allah Is not like anyone, there is none like Him, as He Says in Surah al Ikhlas.

    Shaikh ibn Uthaimin was asked about a similar issue:

    Q - At times, Shaitan whispers and asks: “Who created this?” He continues to ask similar questions until he says, “And who created Allah Almighty?” What should I do about this?

    He replied:

    These evil whispers of Shaitan have no effect on you. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said that Shaytaan comes to man and says, “Who created such and such?” until he says, “Who created Allah?” Then the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) informed us of a potent remedy: To seek refuge in Allah Almighty from the despised Shaitan. So, if you are stricken by this and begin to think in such manner, say, “A’udhu billahi min-ash-Shaitan-ir-Rajeem (I seek refuge in Allah from the despised Shaitan).”

    Then be finished with the matter and it will go away completely by the grace of Allah. – Fatawa Islamiyah, vol. 8, p. 312

    So, ask Allah's Refuge from the Shaitaan and say:

    Aamantu billahi wa Rusulihi, Huwal Awwalu wal Aakhiru, waddhaahiru wal Baatinu, wahuwa Ala Kullai Shai'in Qadeer.

    I have believed in Allah and His Messengers.ٌ He is the First and the Last, the Ascendant and the Intimate, and He is, of all things, Knowing.

    Abu Abdul Bari Editor

  3. Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

    Both shaitan and your nafs whisper to you.

    Allah knows what your self whispers to you.

    Recite these surahs surah Al Falaq and An-Nas when you get up and before you go to sleep. Or recite the last three surahs(112, 113, 114) in the morning and in the evening. You must do this while knowing the meaning so have a translation with you!

    If you can't do that, try to read Al-Falaq and An-Nas (these are the last two surahs) regularly.

  4. Assalam'alaykum,

    Since you said you are a practising muslimah, its clear now that you are in the middle of a battle against a higher ranked shaytan, therefore you have to seek refuge in Allah Jalla Jalaluh. The evil thoughts you are getting are only wisphers of shaytan (waswasa).

    Allah said: " And if an evil whisper from Shaitan tries to turn you away , then seek refuge in Allah. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower." (Quran 41:36)

    That means say 'audhubillahi min ash shaytan ir rajim' and think of something else. Try hard to remove the evil thoughts and don't concentrate on it. Its something you can't really control and insha'Allah you won't be held accountable for it.

    Prophet said: “The Shaytaan comes between me and my prayers and my recitation, confusing me therein.” The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “That is a devil called Khanzab. If he affects you seek refuge in Allah from him and spit drily to your left three times.” He [the Sahaabi] said, I did that and Allaah took him away from me. (Sahih Muslim).

    These satanic wisphers you're receiving is a sign of strong faith.

    Some of the Sahaabah complained about the satanic wisphers (waswaas) that was bothering them. Some of the companions of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said to him, ‘We find in ourselves thoughts that are too terrible to speak of.’ He said, ‘Are you really having such thoughts?’ They said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘That is a clear sign of faith.’” (Sahih Muslim)

    Al-Nawawi said in his commentary on this hadeeth (narration): “The Prophet’s words, ‘That is a clear sign of faith’ means, the fact that think of this waswaas as something terrible is a clear sign of faith, for if you dare not utter it and you are so afraid of it and of speaking of it, let alone believing it, this is the sign of one who has achieved perfect faith and who is free of doubt.” (Sharh Muslim)

    Insha'Allah you are forgiven by the almightly Allah.

    Prophet said: "Allah has forgiven my followers the evil thoughts that occur to their minds, as long as such thoughts are not put into action or uttered." (Sahih Bukhari)

    Therefore, recite the Quran daily, especially surah Al Baqarah, Yaseen, An Nas and Falaq. Before going to bed recite Nas, Falaq and ayat al kursi. Play quranic recitations in your home so that these thought would stay away. Concentrate while praying. Read zikr daily and do not entertain these thoughts. Think of something else if and when it strikes again.

    May Allah guide you. Ameen.

  5. Dear sister Islam: first of all you should always keep in mind that Allah is the Most Merciful and He will not judge us on our "thoughts" but actually on our intentions when we do things in concrete. This is a big relief for all of us since it is practically impossible to control our thoughts.

    Now if this thought is persistent, then here we are talking about an "obsessive thought" and should be treated by a specialist in conduct. I´m myself not a psychologist but the very fact that in your thoughts you link Allah who is The Most Pure with sexuality, it could be just the reflection of a psychological problem. It might be a sexual incident that is actually happening to you at present time or might have happened long time ago. Our souls and minds cannot accept sexual abuse whatever it might be even when we try our best to silence it and pretend that never happened. From time to time it will emerge t in our minds in a symbolic form since that is the way our subconscious works.

    Some people have obsessive thoughts about killing themselves, killing someone else, or as simple as washing one´s hands constantly feeling still there is some dirt in them. They all are just a reflection of a deeper problem that is stuck there in the subconscious and must be treated and healed. The first step to get cure is not to pay that much attention to it. More you worry, more it will come to your mind. Recite Ayat Al Kursi and Surah Al-Falaq in your mind and just keep yourself busy. If you think this is really going away from your control, then I recommend you to visit a Therapist. Why not?

    Also, intensive sexual thoughts are very common among people from societies where sex is highly censored and sexual abuses are concealed as it unfortunately happens in many Muslim societies. I know at this point some of my brothers and sisters here might disagree with me, but communities where girls and boys are completed segregated and natural social relation is completely forbidden based on a distorted interpretation of Islam, they usually constitute a good ground to nurture “mental sexual distress and obsessions”.

    Just remember Allah knows your mind and heart more than what you think you know yourself. He knows the origin of those thoughts and I don´t think He will judge you for that. His Mercy is bigger than what we can even imagine and He has a total control of everything that happens in the universe, Shaytan is just another creature whose power cannot be comparable at all with Allah´s for that reason we leave and trust all our affairs in Allah. So my dear sister, calm down, recite in your mind the Surahs I recommended, get some exercise (that will definitely boost your self-steem so you will be less likely to have negative thoughts), smile and try to focus yourself in the infinite Love and Mercy of Allah. Unfortunately many Muslim preachers nowadays put more emphasis in the torment of hellfire, the punishment of the grave, the “power” of Shaytan to misguide us, etc. than in the Mercy of Allah that comes from His infinite love for his creatures.
    I hope this helped you a little bit as it did helped me at some point in my life when I suffered from a “mental obsession” but a different kind long time ago. I send you a big hug 🙂

  6. Try to make your self more busy and ask Allah to 4give u

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