The way of overcoming Waswasah (insinuating thoughts from Satan)

Question 70: What should a Muslim do if he suffers from Waswasah (insinuating or obsessive thoughts instigated by Satan) that almost led him to the verge of committing Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship)?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. This person must ward off these insinuating thoughts as much as lies in his power by busying himself with contemplating on the Qur’aan, thinking of Allaah’s Magnificence and so on. He should also recite the supplications (for refuge and protection) that are reported in authentic Hadeeth such as, “I believe in Allaah and His Messengers…” and he should also seek refuge with Allaah (Exalted be He) from the accursed Satan… read more here.

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