How to deal with Waswas
Channel: Bilal Assad
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah. Today I'm going to share with you the topic of whispers in the mind a very sensitive topic. And in Arabic it's called a Lois Wasa, which means what your mind whispers to you and the questions and thoughts. Allah subhanaw taala addressed this in the Quran, in Surah Xs. And the Prophet peace be upon him, advised us to recite this verse When whispers do come to us. Allah says, Paul, though there have been see Malik in Siena in
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Allah says, say I seek refuge in the lord of humans,
the god of humans, the king, and the guardian of all humans, from the whispers of the whispers, and the sneaky whispering of the whispers, the whispers from among the humans, and the whispers from among the jinns. So this first tells us that it's normal to get whispers and sometimes the whisperings come from the Shaitan Satan, or the genes or your own Corinne Akari. In is a type of devil which the Prophet peace be upon him told us and it's even mentioned in the Quran, which every person is born with. It's a type of jinn that stays with the and whispers thoughts to you to delude you as much as he or she can, whatever gender they are.
And you also have angels, which the Prophet peace be upon him said, who also whisper good thoughts into your mind.
whispers can become obsessive. They can lead a person sometimes to mental illnesses. And sometimes we need help. The Prophet peace be upon him said that there will come a time where people will begin to question too much about things which lead to senseless questions which benefits them nothing. And questions which go around in circles. He says, Satan will come and make you ask questions about creation at first. And then you continue to ask questions upon questions until that leads you to matters which don't benefit you anymore. But just that a fun, they begin to ask, Well, if God created everything, who created God? You see, the problem with that question is that when you say
the Creator created everything, then the question is wrong to say, well, who created the Creator? It's like saying a triangle is a triangle kind of triangle be a square? Obviously, it's an absurd question. But this is how whispers develop. And so you go around in circles, a group of companions came to the Prophet peace be upon him. And the hadith is in Sahih, Muslim, they sit in a messenger of Allah, we get whispers in our minds, which our hearts hate tremendously. And we'd rather you throw us in the fire than tell you what they are. The Prophet peace be upon him became happy, and said to them, is this really what you feel? Alhamdulillah who has returned, the ability of the
shaitan Tamiya whispers and then he said there Kosala holy man, that is a sign of your true faith and belief. How when they came to him concerned about those whispers and that those whispers frowned upon by them, and they don't believe in them. And they don't want them to say that. It showed that their faith in their heart rejected it. So the Prophet peace be upon him is telling us that when whispers come to your mind, it doesn't mean that that's who you are. It doesn't mean that that's what you believe that it even happened to the Companions.
Now we've dealt with the Companions, we've dealt with the shaitan and the jinns and the Karine. But the verse of the Quran also talks about people who cause doubt in your mind and whisper from the humans, they were a bit harder to deal with. The humans who come and whisper to you may cause doubts you may say, oh, bIllahi min ash shaytaan regime, I seek refuge in God from Satan, the outcast, but the human will stay there. They're the people who throw into your mind doubts, upon doubts upon doubts. The scholars said, if it's not severe, then go back and read the Quran. Learn the meanings of the Quran, and Insha Allah, it reads you, and it brings you back to guidance. But if the problem
stays, then don't leave those doubts in your brain, especially if they've got to do with faith and belief. The scholars such as Ibn Taymiyyah said, Go and ask people of knowledge and scholars and present to them what these thoughts are, and gain more knowledge, understanding and counter arguments to them. And in sha Allah
They will be destroyed. Brothers and sisters, some people do develop into some kind of mental illness which becomes a problem. And you may need to seek someone beyond a scholar or a chef. So please also try out a professional therapist and I do advise to go to a Muslim therapist who knows their religion a little bit better, because they can give you two anecdotes, the one from Islam and spirituality and the other one from their professionalism and their knowledge. I ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep us protected from whispers and to keep us guided and safeguard us all Amin was Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh