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Do you suffer from severe waswaas (satanic whisperings) despite repeated recitation of protective duas? Do you find it difficult performing your Salaat (prayer) or wudhu (ablution) due to constant, tormenting doubts that your ritual was completed imperfectly, that you left something out, or that you forgot to wash a certain area on your body in ghusl or wudhu?


If so, you may be suffering from (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_en.wikipedia(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/wiki/Obsessive-compulsive_disorder"]Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder[/url]: one of the most difficult, misdiagnosed and dangerous mind disorders mental health professionals are aware of. Worries, doubts, superstitious beliefs are common in everyday life. However, when they become so excessive such as hours of hand washing or driving around and around the block to check that an accident didn't occur then a diagnosis of OCD is made. In OCD, the brain gets stuck on a particular thought or urge and just can't let go. People with OCD often say the symptoms feel like a case of mental hiccups that won't go away. OCD is a medical brain disorder that causes problems in information processing. It is not your fault or the result of a "weak" or unstable personality.


(www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.ocfoundation(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/what-is-ocd.html?PHPSESSID=18f9de54920c6a85e8c8c3b2974c0e9"]Click Here[/url] to learn more about OCD.


But for Muslims, OCD can become more serious than commonly assumed. Since Islam teaches man is vulnerable to the suggestions of the Devil and his assistants, the 'obsessed' Muslim might easily dismiss the idea that he/she might be suffering from a psychological, often-misdiagnosed illness like OCD. The Muslim's ignorance about the disorder might lead to feelings of shame and guilt, which may result in abondonment of one's daily Islamic obligations. Blasphemous, intrusive thoughts may occupy one's mind as well, forcing or urging the 'victim' to envision or utter words of a blasphemous nature leading to tremendous guilt, or, in rare situations, becoming convinced one has left the fold of his Faith by commiting Kufr.


If you suspect you may have this condition, consider taking the (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.crescentlife(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/psychtests/ocd.htm"]OCD screen[/url]. If you believe that you are or someone you love or know are among the thousands of men, women and children in the world with OCD, I strongly urge you to consult a health professional in order to receive treatment as early as possible. You are neither alone nor mentally challenged. It is estimated that 1 in every 50 adults in North America are OCD sufferers. Ironically, it has also been confirmed that the vast majority of them are highly intelligent and intellectual individuals.


"On no soul doth Allah place a burden greater than it can bear." (2:286 This verse is also repeated in 6:152, 7:42 and 65:7).


(www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_soundvision(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/info/teens/body/ocd.asp"]Finding Comfort With OCD In The Wise Qur'an[/url]

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