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Waswaas (insinuating thoughts from Shaytaan). What you should do?

If, when praying, a person experiences waswaas (insinuating thoughts) from Shaytaan,
which cause him to falter in his recitation of Qur‘aan, make him think bad thoughts
and make him doubt the number of rak‘ahs he has completed, what should he do?

 

 

This happened to one of the Sahaabah, namely ‗Uthmaan ibn Abi al-‗Aas (may Allaah
be pleased with him). He came to the Prophet SAWS (peace and blessings of Allaah be
upon him) and complained about it: ―The Shaytaan comes between me and my salaah,
and causes me to falter in my recitation.‖ The Messenger of Allaah SAWS (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ―That is a shaytaan (devil) called Khanzab. If
you sense his presence, seek refuge with Allaah and spit (dry spitting) to your left
three times.‖ ‗Uthmaan (later) said: ―I did that, and Allaah rid me of him.‖ (Saheeh
Muslim, no. 2203).

 

 

This hadeeth indicates two ways in which one may ward off the shaytaan who tries to
disrupt one‘s prayers. The first is to seek refuge with Allaah from the evil of
Shaytaan, even by pronouncing these words whilst praying – there is nothing wrong
with doing so in this case. The second is to spit (dry spitting) to the left three times.
This means blowing air in a manner similar to spitting but ejecting more a very small
amount of saliva, so long as this will not affect the person next to you or making the
masjid dirty.

 

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