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What is waswas and how to prevent it?


What is waswas and how to prevent it?


Salamun Alaykum

Thank you for your query.

Waswasa basically is a condition of weakness in willpower and thinking power which makes one hesitate in defining his acts and doubts himself or others. The cause of this mental condition is the weakness in dealing with your doubts with proper answers and solutions.

There can be waswas in different aspects such as in Ahkam, Aqaid etc.

Regarding Waswasah in Ahkam, Mujtahideen say that one should not pay attention to his doubt if he is a Kasir al-Shak (a person who doubts excessively).

Other waswasah which are the satanic insinuation, one should fight against it.

You can read about waswas in detail and also “The Remedy For Waswas” from the following link:

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider