Question: How can we get rid of waswasa? I’m making my wirid but still I can’t get rid of waswasa.
No, making your wirid is not going to get rid of waswasa. You have to be around people who have yaqeen. You must be around people who don’t have any doubts. Those people who don’t have any doubts, it doesn’t mean that they never had them but they have found the way to be able to handle those doubts. When you are with them then they are going to teach you also how to get rid of your doubts. It is not by making a zikr.
Be with those who ask you no fee and they themselves are rightly guided, Allah is saying. You can get faith only if you are with the people who have faith. Faith you don’t get it from the air or from the water. Everybody have faith because the Prophet brought faith to them. So be with those who have faith insyaAllah. Listen to them. Maybe your waswasa is coming from the food that you eat. Maybe your waswasa is coming because of the wrong things that you do to other people. Maybe your waswasa is because you get angry all the time. Be with those ones and you will understand how the waswasa is there in the first place. InsyaAllah, we will understand.
Shaykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergah, Bursa
28 Jamada al-Awwal 1441
January 23, 2019