Do the thoughts that come to my mind about denying Allah make me faithless?

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Do the thoughts that come to my mind about denying Allah make me faithless?

The Answer

Dear Brother / Sister,

This state of yours shows that you are full of belief and faith. If you were faithless, you would not be worried like that. What comes to your mind is Satan’s delusions. There are two things to be careful about in this issue:

Firstly, do not press yourself due to the thoughts that come to your mind; do not linger on them.

Secondly, the thoughts that come to your mind belong to Satan, not to you. Do not feel worried thinking that they are your thoughts. If they were your thoughts, you would not feel depressed like that. So, those thoughts belong to Satan, not to you.

Do not be engaged with those thoughts that come to your mind. Do not press yourself; act in a relaxed manner; do not put yourself into trouble due to the thoughts that come to your mind. What Satan wants is to put you into trouble and to keep you away from worshipping. When you act in a relaxed way and ignore the thoughts that come to your mind, delusions will disappear spontaneously.

You should know that delusions will not harm you. They cannot harm your belief or worshipping.  When you understand that those thoughts belong to Satan, not to you, delusions will disappear.

This is not something peculiar to you. Satan can cause delusions like that in everybody. When you give up being engaged with the delusions that come to your mind, delusions will disappear.

You fear that you will die without belief. On the contrary, this is the time when your belief gets stronger. Allah allows delusions to strengthen man’s belief. Delusions are a means of alertness.

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