May Allaah reward you with good, O our Shaykh, this is the 27th question from Libya. The questioner says: I am a youth who has become upright recently, and I was happy with that uprightness. However, before Ramadhaan I was tried with whisperings. The first doubt that was presented to me was: Is it from the justice of Allaah that He punishes the disbeliever who the Da’wah has not reached as it has reached us? Then the matter increased until I rejected the existence of Allaah. Then Allaah favored me and I was freed of this whispering. Then it returned and I was freed of it (again). Now, this is the fifth time that it has returned to me. Every time it returns it is more severe than the previous time and every time I am freed of it I am better than before. How can I be free of this and is this from the signs of insanity?
Firstly: From the Justice of Allaah is that He does not punish anyone until after the establishment of the proof via the sending of the Messengers. Allaah, the Exalted has said:
وَمَا كُنَّا مُعَذِّبِينَ حَتَّى نَبْعَثَ رَسُولاً
And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning).(Al-Isra 17:15)
This is with the exception of those who have been made exceptions. There are some people who have been made exceptions. From that is his (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) statement:
الْوَائِدَةُ وَالْمَوْءُودَةُ فِي النَّارِ
“The woman who buries her child alive and the child who is buried alive will (both) be in the Hellfire.”
The scholars explain this by saying that the Maw’oodah الموءُودة is pleased (with being buried alive); based on the knowledge of Allaah regarding her she is pleased with the threat (of Allaah).
الموءُودة This is the one who is buried alive.
Secondly: It is upon you to sit with the good and righteous people and turn your sights away from this whispering once and for all. It is also upon you to seek refuge with Allaah; say:
أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم
I seek refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan.
Recite the Qur’aan much; for Allaah will not leave you to be prey for Shaytaan as long as you are with Him, Glorified and Exalted be He. Enact His obligatory matters and preserve the acts of obedience; whether superogatory or obligatory. From that is being abundant in recitation of the Qur’aan; being abundant in superogatory acts; being abundant in repentance and seeking forgiveness. Be abundant in the statement:
سبحان الله وبحمده، استغفر الله وأتوب إليه
Glorified be Allaah (Free from imperfections) and the praise is for Him; I seek the forgiveness of Allaah and I repent to Him
Allaah will not leave you lost; receive glad tidings.
There is no harm for you to search for an upright man to perform Ruqyah on you; for perhaps this is the beginning of insanity.
Translated by: Raha ibn Donald Batts
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The Noble Scholar, Muhammad al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allah have mercy on him, said:
In this life, the description of a person’s actions is based upon what is apparent, so we interact with people based upon what is apparent from their conditions.
However, in order for a person’s actions to be sound, his inner actions must match these outward actions. Also, what is apparent from him must coincide with that which is hidden in him.
If a person’s actions are contradictory to his intentions, and his heart becomes engrossed with corrupt aims -and we seek refuge with Allah from this- then there is no greater loss for him! He tires himself by doing deeds; yet, there is no reward for his effort.
The end result of these sorts of actions are clarified in an authentic hadeeth. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah exalt his mention and grant him safety, said: ‘Allah, the Most High, said: ‘I am not in need of any partners, whoever does an action for me and for other than me, I have abandoned him and his polytheism.’ [Collected by Muslim]
[A Subtle Point]
The devil (shaytaan) may come to you when you want to do a good deed and say, ‘You are only doing this good deed to show-off.’ As a result, he decreases your desire to do an action, and he discourages you.
Do not pay attention to this, and do not obey him; rather, perform deeds, even if he says to you: ‘You’re only performing this action to show-off or to gain a good reputation.’ Ignore him, because if someone were to ask you, ‘Are you performing this action to show-off?,’ you would surely say, ‘No!’
Therefore, these devilish whisperings that the devil entered into your heart, don’t pay attention to them. Do good deeds. And do not say to yourself, ‘I am showing-off’ and the like. (1)
[Benefits from Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen’s Speech] (2)
: Allah, the Most High, is not in need of any partners.
: The Messenger’s clear manner in warning against polytheism
: A lofty encouragement to work solely for Allah
: We assess and interact with people based on what is apparent.
: It is possible for the heart to become engrossed with corrupt intentions.
: Doing deeds for other than Allah is a waste of time and effort; furthermore, there is no reward for them.
: The devil is underhanded and diligent in misguiding us.
: Ignore devilish whisperings and perform as many good deeds as possible.
(1) Muhammad al-‘Uthaymeen, Explanation of Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, 1/15-16
(2) Summary by the translator
Abu Adam Jameel Finch
Umm al-Quraa University, College of Sharee’ah
Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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