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Last updated: 15th September 2006
Question ID: #2453
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15th September 2006

 
salamz,
What shall i tell someone who tells me that everyone allready knows what you look like so what the sense of doing perdah at such a late age?What if you suffer from depression and ure stuck in the house 24-7 and you only get to go out sometimes then is perdah wajib upon you?

Ive got this problem,dont know if im going crazy or something but i get lots of internal thoughts.they dont stop ever and its making me sick to the point that im crying over it.like when i try to sleep at night the voice goes to me theres someone at the window or theres jinns by the bedroom door,due to voices at night i got to sleep with the bedroom light on which stays on till morning.Then sometimes i just get all these images in my head of me throwing my nephew against a wall or just killing him and other images.the voices never go away,ive asked Allah for help but they just wouldnt go away.someone told me that you get three set of voices,one from the angel thats with you,then one from shaitan and one from your nafs,is this true?
I get headaches all the time because of the voices and whisperings,i want to go to a molvi but i dont know if thats the right thing to do,can a alima help me with this or shall i check my self into the mental hospital.can you please help me out here.sorry if i sound like a crazy person or something.its gotten so bad that ive started talking to my self telling the voices to leave me alone,i read the three kuls surats and other stuff but can you help me out here.i would be so happy if you could .
forgive me again yea,jazakAllah.salamz.



Answer
Ulamaa
Ulamaa ID 10
Answer last updated on:
16th September 2007
Answered by:
Ulamaa ID 10
Location: Malaysia
Waalaikumussalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Bismillahir rahmaanir rahim.

Regarding the purdah issue, please refer to: http://www.muftisays.com/qa.php?viewpage=viewQA&question=3170.

After reading the answers given, it will be clear to us that the commandments of Allah have to be carried out dutifully. Alhamdulillah realization of observing purdah has come to you even though it may seem late to others.

The argument of the person stating that 'everyone already knows what you look like so what is the sense of observing purdah at such a late age' is totally baseless and unacceptable. Also one does not become depressed from observing the commandments of Allah but rather one who does not will become depressed.

Does this mean that in the past when a person did not cover one's hair, one should not do so when one decides to just because everyone has seen how she was without covering her hair? Or when one decides to perform her 5 time salaah daily, one shouldn't do so just because one has not been punctual on performing them before that?

Do make lots and lots of shukr to Almighty for giving you the desire and zeal of going into purdah. The next step is to observe it no matter what others say as this will please Allah tremendously. Our purpose in life is after all to please the Almighty and Nabi SAW - nobody else so take this opportunity to please them while we still can.

Secondly, one usually imagines or thinks too much within oneself due to being idle and unproductive. Like the saying goes 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' If we utilize our time properly in the a'maal and 'ibaadat of Allah then we shall see these things coming to a halt insha Allah. Shaitaan loves it when a servant of Allah is negligent and wasting time as he will be able to insinuate different types of thoughts into the servant's mind. That's why the pious personalities and the 'ulamaa have advised us to constantly remain in the remembrance of Allah - not just verbally but through one's actions as well.

Like how Allah the Almighty has mentioned in the Quraan:

أَلاَ بِذِكْرِ ٱللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ ٱلْقُلُوبُ
'...Verily in the remembrance of Allah are hearts reassured/content.' (Surah Al-Ra'd, part of verse 28)

Recite these Quraanic verses in abundance and insha Allah, all of your unwanted inner thoughts will be reduced and controllable.

رَّبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ ٱلشَّياطِينِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَن يَحْضُرُونِ
'Oh my Lord! I seek refuge in You from the insinuations of the Shayateen (pl. of Shaitaan). And I seek Your refuge oh my Lord, lest they become present.' (Surah Al-Mu'minun, verses 97 - 98)

Continue reading the 3 Quls and also the other wazifas or duas that you currently are practicing with sincere hope that Allah will remove the insinuations and evil thoughts from your mind insha Allah.

And Allah knows best.

Wassalam.