Waswasa on Iman

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Fatwa ID: 05588

 

Answered by: Maulana Muhammad Asadullah Anwar Adam

 

Question:

 

I keep getting wasawis that if you do this act or this sin or that sin or act it will amount to kufr. So I keep saying no condition meaning I don’t want to put my Imaan on any condition of any doing of any kind of act or not doing of any kind of act or sin or anything. No condition at all. May Allah Ta’ala make me die with imaan and all Muslims Ameen

 

So once I was getting wasawis so I said no condition but I said ‘no’ inside my mind and the word ‘condition’ i uttered. But actually, I meant no condition. Then got worried if only condition word was uttered so nauzobillah does it mean condition nauzobillah when I meant no condition.

 

I usually keep doing that when wasawis come to mind and I don’t know how many times I may have uttered half-word inside my mouth or thought and half outside ( uttered). 

 

Inside my thought or all uttered ( no condition)

 

  1. Does it mean nauzobillah it went on condition? (nauzobillah)

  I never ever want to put my Imaan on any condition. I keep saying in my mind and utter as well cause I get strong wasawis.

 

  1. I found out that deliberate kufr or shirk thoughts are haram but doesn’t make one kafir unless one speaks of it or accept in heart nauzobillah. I keep getting wasawis that voluntary thoughts make one kaafir. I keep saying they are not my thoughts but rather shaitanic thoughts and even if those thoughts do come voluntary or seem voluntary. They do not make one kafir. So I say that I don’t want to put my Imaan on the condition that voluntary thoughts make one kafir as voluntary bad thoughts don’t make one kaafir. So I say no condition and no bad intentions and it’s sinful to think bad intentionally but it doesn’t make one kafir unless he speaks or accepts in the heart. Is my concept clear here and is my Imaan intact in all of the above?

 

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

There is a principle in Islamic jurisprudence which is:

“Certainty is not lifted by a doubt.”[1]

 

This means that something you are sure of cannot be removed by something you have doubts about. Your Iman cannot be removed by doubts (waswasah).

 

The best way to address these doubts, in the short term is not to think about it at all, the more you think about it the more it will escalate.

 

Statements like “no condition” or “condition” that are ambiguous in their meaning cannot establish anything just by their utterance, what is considered in ambiguous statements is what a person intends when they say it.[2]

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Muhammad Asadullah Anwar Adam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

[1][Qawaid Fiqhiyah page 15]

{اليقينلايزولبالشك}

 

[2][Qawaid Fiqhiyah, page 12]

{الأموربمقاصدها}

 

 

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