Fatwa ID: 04786
Answered by: Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Some advice on doubts and Satanic whispers
In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.
Saaiduna Abu Hurairah Rradiallahu Anhu said: “Some of the companions of the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam came to him and said, ‘We find in our hearts things that none of us dares utter.’ He said, ‘Do you really find that?’ They said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘That is clear faith.’ (Sahih Muslim)
The Shaitan only whispers to people of faith; as for those who are non-believers or non-practising he comes to him however he wants and does not limit himself to waswaas, rather he toys with him however he wishes.
In the meantime increase your zikr and remembrance to Allah (SWA) and don’t let these thoughts overtake you. Whenever you feel the doubts and whispers overtaking your concentration in salah then spit dryly three times to your left before you start your salah.
Saaiduna Uthman Ibn Abil Aas Radiallahu Anh said: “The Shaitan was interfering with my prayer and recitation of Qur’an. The Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam said: ‘That is a devil called Khanzab, so seek refuge with Allah from him and spit dryly to your left three times.’ I did that, and Allah took him away from me.” (Sahih Muslim p.224 v.2)
Only Allah Knows Best
Written by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham