Dealing with Severe Waswas in Islam ? If I tell you that this problem of was'was in Islam is such widespread that one out of every 10 Muslims is grappling with it , then it shall not be an overstatement.
How do I know it?
I got this information from the scholars with whom I discussed my case , when I was treating my was'was. During the same time one of the learned Scholars shared with me this:
" Everyday we get at-least 50 cases of people who are under the impact of was'was . Most of those people have no clear guidance and sadly they suffer a lot from waswas ."
More troubling fact is that these people who are suffering from was'was (in Islam), sometimes reach the fake healers who make these simple minded people even more confused and scared.
So coming back to the question :
How to Get Rid of Waswas in Islam?
To stop your waswas in Islam, you need to keep a very open mind and a very well defined path. As per my studies and practise, there are three best ways to overcome your waswas.
Method # 1 : Seeking the Help of an enlightened Islamic Scholar.
Method # 2 : Enhance your knowledge about waswas through in-depth self-study .
Method # 3 : Consult a Medical professional.
We shall discuss each of these below in required details here -
Method # 1
Seeking the Help of an enlightened Islamic Scholar:
This is the one of the most recommended method through which one can learn to treat his waswas . Our Islamic scholars are Alhamdulillah very well educated and they are infact the experts on this topic. They are the authority in the cases of was'was since they acquire their knowledge about the treatment of waswasa from the most authoritative sources which are: The Glorious Quran & Ahadees Of Messenger of Allah ( May Peace be Upon him) .
Just like when you get ill , you opt for going to professional doctor,likewise, when you get spiritually ill then you should seek a scholar's advice and treatment. Remember , Waswas is a spiritual illness and it needs proper treatment and care. We can not leave it to healing on its own as in most of the cases, the person suffering from it can get more and more entrenched in it.
What you can you Do?
Simply go to a jama Mosque and seek a Mufti's advice . Remember please that Jama Masjid (also spelled Jame Mosque, Jami Masjid, Jameh Mosque, Jamia Masjidor Jomeh Mosque) is referred to as the main mosque in town or city . It is better to visit a jami mosque , since there are greater chances of meeting a learned Scholar there .He can listen to your problem in required details and can recommend you a solution.
But Never Do it !! ( Read Below )
Please never make the mistake of going to an Aamil ( عامل); especially someone who claims to treat you with his powers of spirits / magic. To cure myself of was'was , I made the fatal mistake of seeking the help of some Aamils in the start; as I was convinced by someone that they can help me overcome the waswas ( in Islam ) very quickly.
Later it turned out that the Aamil was a fraud and all he wanted was to milk out material benefits from me. Moreover, he gave me for recitation certain Arabic Verses which did not belong to Quran or sayings of Beloved Prophet Muhammad ( MayPeace be upon him ). But under the impact of was'was, a person usually is very scared and he is ready to hold any hand that approaches him/her for help and advice. On the contrary, there could be some Aamils who treat you in the light of Islamic cures but finding them nowadays is as difficult as finding a needle in a haystack. So it is better that you approach a learned Islamic scholar who advises you in the light of Islamic teachings.
Method # 2
Curing Waswas in Islam through an in-depth self study
In-case you are unable to find a learned and authentic Islamic scholar due to various reasons then the second way you can adopt is to conduct an in-depth study of your problem and find a cure for yourself.
I adopted this path to the most part. But I did not do it blindly. After being disappointed from a fake Aamil , I became depressed and lost my trust in finding a cure from a second person. As a result , I read a number of books and dived deep inside the Islamic studies and authentic resources that dealt with dealing with waswas. I must admit that it was not easy.
The reason being that there was not a single exhaustive source from where I could get all the information that I needed for different types of was'was that I was facing Most of the literature that I found was in Arabic Language and as I am not well versed in Arabic Language therefore I could not find a solution from myself there.
But nowadays it is not that difficult on account of many useful resources present on the internet that deal with the same problem. If you have time and stamina, you can search for the scholars on the internet to answer your specific question related to waswas. But usually you get short replies and it is not enough for you to get enough material to start healing yourself . But at-least you can get a direction.
Solution : My major purpose of writing the E book," Cure Your Waswas Forever " was to make it easy for the fellow Muslim brothers and sisters to find all the resources at a single place. I kept on noting and writing all the important Islamic dua's , cures and solutions for was'was and made them available in the form of my ebook .
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Method # 3
Taking Medical / Psychiatric Help to Cure Waswas(in Islam) Cure
The most extreme form of Was'was are was'was Al Qahri. In this form of was' was ,the affected person is pushed into a state of Psychiatric sickness .The person suffering from such waswas ( Or Was'was alike Thoughts ) is usually found in a state of such obsession with his purity and urge to perfect his Ibaadah that he repeats his wudu multiple times to the extent that he ends up taking a shower but still his mind is not satisfied. Likewise he offers his Sala't for multiple times in fear of it not being perfect. He is in need of washing his hands and private parts time and again but his mind is not satisfied .
This is an extreme case and medical help must be called for. Remember , in such extreme cases of was'was OR Was'was alike thoughts a person is suffering from The cases of Waswas Al Qahri are extreme cases :
- We are talking about repeating Salah for 10 times or even more and repeating wudu for multiple times etc
- OR a never ending chain of blasphemous or ill thoughts about sacred personalities
- OR Thoughts / fears about sexual perversion and extreme Purity doubts and many other .
- And many Such Scenarios of Hurting some one you love etc
Solution : So in such cases one should opt for a psychiatric Cure as well as the Islamic Cure . A psychiatrist usually recommends some medications along with some Psycho Therapies to help you cope with this problem in a successful way .
This condition in medical terms is referred to as OCD " Obsessive Compulsive Disorder " .
We personally teach a combination of Islamic & Psychiatric cure to overcome the condition of Was'was Al Kahri .
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“Seek medical treatment, for Allaah has not created any disease but He has also created a cure for it, except for one disease: old age.” ( Narrated by Ahmad, Abu Dawood, al-Tirmidhi, 2038; Ibn Maajah, . classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood. )
Which Path Have you Decided to Choose ?
These are the three credible ways through which you can cure your Waswas . You need to adopt the method which is best suited to your case. But one point to remember is that you should not delay your healing . Take the steps towards healing yourself in both serious or mild cases of Was'was . Because if you do not take steps now then Was'was can rob you off the peace and serenity in your life.
Deal with Waswas before they derail you from the right path .May Allah Subhaan a Ta'ala keep every Muslim's Emaan intact .Aameen !
If you are Confused about which path to take then you can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and in the mean while download the FREE CHAPTER ( below ) and start studying it . This shall be an important step of yours' towards a Was'was free life , Insha-Allah .