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How to obtain certainty in religion


Sir how to obtain certainty in religion as certainty is achieved through evidence and evidences are collected by pondering but as I ponder more on principles of religion I get doubts excessively in religion


Al-Salam Alaykum

Thank you for your question.

Obtaining certainty is the highest level of Iman. It will be reached by thinking and pondering and also acting and following the rules of the religion.

You must know we should think about what is the right believes and what is true about Allah. Also, in most cases, we need help of expertise to guide us  through different opinions. It is right with the sound mind we can find the right path but the help of expertise would keep us safe from making mistakes. It is like mathematics. A teacher of mathematics shows the student the right path. Every student with a sound mind can understand it is right or wrong but  if the student does not get the help of his teacher in solving a math problem, he would take longer, at times with many error and may not even reach the correct answer. Therefore, try to find an expertise of Islam. someone who studied well and somebody you trust.

best regards!
Sayyid Madani