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My friend has waswas and always thinks is sinning and that he gets distracted in prayer


Salam alaikum brother
I have a friend named muhammad hussain who I think has waswas and always thinks is sinning and that he gets distracted in prayer
He wanted you to make dua for him
And if you have any advice for him


Waalykum salam
Thank you for your Question.

Sorry to hear about your friends situation. Excessive doubts can put a person In a vicious circle where the exit and entrance are both lost.
Hence, the best thing would be to take immediate measures

First thing would be to ignore all doubts. It maybe tough initially, but within a few days, he will be able to see the result.

For his salah, I recommend he prays at the Masjid. This will not only help him over come his doubts, but also bring that tranquility and peace he may be lacking at the moment

I have included below some links for you to refer to for similar queries

Serious doubts and bad thoughts about Islam

How to deal with bad thoughts that won’t stop.

It is also important to keep away from sins. This can be done in two ways:
1- Avoid staying alone completely
2- Educate your self on the effects of gunah on you. I will recommend the followig book:

Before closing, I find it wise to mention that sometimes these doubts and the like occur due to health and physical issues. As in; a person needs to be physically fit to be able to do what a normal person his age would. Usually a person with waswaas maybe lacking Vitamin D3, low iron etc.. hence, a blood run would be recommended and seeing a GP for further evaluation. At times supplements can immensely make a difference.

InshaAllah all goes well