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Unintentional Bad thoughts while praying

Q:

I am 22 year old guy, I am suffering from one mental disorder called Obsessive Compulsive disorder,My main problem is When I started doing Salah I am getting frequent bad thoughts and bad words going around my head.I really never mean those thoughts,but it is coming only while I started praying,My psychiatrist diagnosed it is one kind of OCD,I am taking medication for this problem,I am praying all the time but this bad thoughts are disturbing my prayers, Will Allah swt accept my prayers because I never ever mean those things,Please kindly help me regarding this.

A:

Assalamu Alaykum

Sorry to hear about your situation.
I’m not sure what thoughts you mean but I’ll post a few entries to help.

Please remember, That whatever the bad thought is, there is always a solution and that you are much stronger than that.

1- Please recite in plenty “la hawla wala quwata illa Billah al-Aliyil Adhim”

2- Give charity and ask Allah for help

3- If you are thinking wrong of a good thing then the best way to rectify this will be to educate yourself on it and you will be able to help yourself get control over your thoughts InshaAllah.

4) Also, from a birds view, your main issue as seen is weakness in Aqaid. Meaning you must work on the roots of your religions. You must fully understand the concept of Allah and should opt for either reading books or better to attend classes (many online options too). These will answer all your doubts and fundamental questions. Once these are resolved, you will fi need yourself at peace with following branches of religion

I hope all goes well, seek help. Sometimes it’s just a small talk and things can really change for you.

Kindly refer to the following links for your answer:

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

Kind regards

N.S.Jaffery