Thursday, 28 April 2011

He is suffering from waswaas (insinuating whispers) of the Shaytaan about the Essence of Allaah

He is suffering from waswaas (insinuating whispers) of the Shaytaan about the Essence of Allaah
A man is experiencing waswaas (insinuating whispers) from the Shaytaan having to do with Allaah, and he is very afraid of that.


Praise be to Allaah. 

The questioner has mentioned this problem and is afraid
of its consequences. I say to him, Rejoice, for its consequences cannot
be anything but good. By means of this waswaas, the Shaytaan
tries to gain control over the believers and shake the sound belief
in their hearts, and make them suffer psychological and intellectual
anxiety that will affect the purity of their faith and their life, if
they are believers. 

This is not the first or the last time that the believers
are exposed to this. It will continue so long as there is any believer
in this world. The Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them) also faced
this problem. It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased
with him) said: “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 suffering from that?’ They said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘That is
a clear sign of faith.’” (Narrated by Muslim).  

It was narrated in al-Saheehayn, also from Abu
Hurayrah, that the Prophet (peace
and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “The Shaytaan comes to one
of you and says, ‘Who created such and such? Who created such and such?’
until he says, ‘Who created your Lord?!’ If that happens to any of you,
let him seek refuge with Allaah and put a stop to these thoughts.” 

It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased
with them both) that a man came to the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said, “I think thoughts
to myself, which I would rather  be burnt to a cinder than speak
of them.” The Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “Praise be to Allaah, Who has
reduced all his [the Shaytaan’s] plots to mere whispers.” (Narrated
by Abu Dawood). 

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on
him) said in Kitaab al-Eemaan: “The believer may suffer from
the whispers of the Shaytaan insinuating thoughts of kufr, which may
make him feel distressed. The Sahaabah said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah,
some of us think thoughts which we would rather fall from heaven to
earth than speak of them.’ He said, ‘That is a clear sign of faith.’
According to one report, ‘… thoughts which are too terrible to speak
of.’ He said, ‘Praise be to Allaah, Who has reduced all his [the Shaytaan’s]
plots to mere whispers,’ meaning that the fact that these whispers come,
but they are so greatly disliked, and they are pushed away from the
heart, is a clear sign of faith. This is like the mujaahid to whom the
enemy comes, but he resists him until he overwhelms him, and this is
a mighty jihaad… Hence the seekers of knowledge and devoted worshippers
experience waswaas and doubts which others do not face, because
they (the others) are not following the way prescribed by Allaah, rather
they are following their own whims and desires and neglecting to remember
their Lord. This is what the Shaytaan wants, in contrast to those who
are striving to draw closer to their Lord by seeking knowledge and worshipping
Him. He is their enemy and seeks to prevent them from drawing closer
to Allaah.” (p. 147 of the Indian edition) 

I say to this questioner, if you are faced with this
waswaas from the Shaytaan, then fight it and resist it. Know that it
can never harm you when you fulfil the duty of fighting and resisting
it, and you refuse to be controlled by it. The Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “Allaah will forgive
my ummah for any insinuating whispers that may cross their minds, so
long as they do not act upon it or speak of it.” (Agreed upon). 

If it is said to you, Do you believe the insinuating
whispers you experience? Do you think that they are true? Do you really
think that Allaah is like what this waswaas says? You would say,
“It is not right for us to speak of this. Glory be to You (O Allaah)!
This is a great lie” [al-Noor 24:16 – interpretation of
the meaning]. You would denounce that in your heart and with your
tongue, and be the one who objects to it the most, for it is only whispers
and thoughts that cross your mind. It is a trap set by the Shaytaan,
who flows through the son of Adam like blood flows, to make you doomed
and to confuse you about your religion. 

Hence you will find that the Shaytan does not cast
doubts or suspicions into your heart about trivial matters. For example,
you may hear of the existence of great cities filled with people and
buildings in the east and the west, but it would never cross your mind
some day to doubt that they exist or to criticize them and say that
they are in ruins and unfit for habitation, or that they are uninhabited,
and so on. The Shaytaan has nothing to gain by making people doubt about
these cities. But he does have a lot to gain by corrupting the believer’s
faith, so he strives with his cavalry and his infantry to extinguish
the light of knowledge and guidance in his heart and to make him fall
into the darkness of doubt and confusion. The Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) has told us of the appropriate
remedy for that, which is to seek refuge with Allaah and put a 
stop to it. If a person puts a stop to that and continues to
worship Allaah, seeking and hoping for (the reward) which is with Allaah,
that will stop by Allaah’s leave. So turn away from all the thoughts
of this kind that cross your mind. You are worshipping Allaah, calling
upon Him and glorifying Him, and  if you
were to hear anyone ascribing to Allaah the things that are whispered
to you (waswaas), you would probably kill him if you could. So
the things that are whispered to you are neither real nor true, they
are merely imagination and whispers which have no basis. 

Our advice may be summed up as follows: 

Seek refuge with Allaah and give up these thoughts completely,
as the Prophet (peace and blessings
of Allaah be upon him) commanded.

Remember Allaah and control yourself and do not continue to think
of these whispers.

Occupy yourself with worship and doing good deeds, in obedience
to the command of Allaah and seeking to please Him. When you devote
yourself completely and seriously to worship, you will forget about
these whispers, in sha Allaah.

Frequently seek refuge with Allaah and make du’aa’ to free you
from these whispers. 

I ask Allaah to keep you safe and sound, and
protect you from all evils,


 Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Rasaa’il Fadeelat al-Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, vol. 1, p. 57-60

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