I Always Feel Impure; How to Combat My OCD?

06 November, 2019
Q I have been severely suffering from waswasa for so many years in different forms. I recently acquired the feeling that whenever I use the washroom, urine or any other impurity is touching all over my body like my hair, hands and other parts. I keep washing everything. I am not able to differentiate between waswasa and the actual impurity. I feel like I'm sinning by being impure.

Consequently, I feel like I am spreading this impurity everywhere. This gives me severe anxiety to the extent I am not able to sleep or function properly. I also feel that I'm always urinating in my underwear or passing stools and feel impure all the time.

Throughout the day I feel like there is impurity all over me. I also have the fear of breaking wudu where I constantly feel like I am passing gas. All these OCDs are making my life miserable and is making everyday a living hell for me. I have lost the will to live. Shaithan is putting thoughts of leaving the religion in my head.

I am ashamed to discuss this with a family member for fear of being mocked. Please help me out.


In this counseling answer, you will learn:

Make yourself busy with worshipping and remembering Allah.

Ignore the whispers and just do what you were about to do – Satan is trying to get you away from Islam.

Remember that Allah knows your intention, that you purified yourself.

Watch More:

About Hannah Morris
Hannah Morris is a mum of 4 and she currently works as Counsellor and Instructor of BSc. Psychology at the Islamic Online University (IOU). She obtained her MA degree in Psychology and has over 10 years of experience working in health and social care settings in the UK, USA, and Ireland. Check out her personal Facebook page, ActiveMindCare, that promotes psychological well-being in the Ummah. (www.facebook.com/activemindcare)