Faqihul Ummah: Causes of Spiritual Retrogression


Friday, 08 February 2008 18:18

Summary of Letter:

باسمه تعالى
Respected Mufti Saheb
السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركات

I do not have the enthusiasm and eagerness to do any work (and to complete my Tasbeehs, Tilaawat, etc.). I am forever in a state of uneasiness. Shaitaani thoughts and inclinations continue to bother me. Please advise me how to overcome this situation.

Summary of Reply:

باسمه تعالى

Respected Brother/Sister

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

Generally there are three reasons for such a condition overcoming a person:

1. Inappropriate company — The condition described could be as a result of adopting the company of such people who themselves are not inclined towards Zikr, Islaah, etc.

2. Consuming Haraam — Often due to a person consuming what was acquired in a Haraam manner, he is afflicted with this condition.

3. Sins — A person is sometimes overcome by this problem due to having sinned.