Waswas and wudu
Assalamu alaykum.Sometimes ago,i usually have waswas whilst performing wudu.But gradually,Allah recovered me and i was healed.Nowadays,those who knew me that I usually have these whispers usually observe me whilst i am performing wudu.Then I usually rush to show that i’m already heal.Then,while performing salat,i usually feel a sense of inadequacy in my wudu.I felt i might not have performed it well and therefore my salah usually lack utmost concentration.I really need your sincere advice on what to do.
Wa’alaykum as Salām wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātuhu,
The Prophet ﷺ said:
“The devil is present with one of you in everything he does” [Muslim]
Based on the above, it is clear that the devil will always attempt to tamper with the state of one’s Wuḍū and Ṣalāh.
However, the best remedy for such is to train the mind to ignore or divert the mind from such evil whispers.
Once a person has commenced Ṣalāḥ then to not focus on what has passed i.e., the validity of one’s Wuḍū, especially after having conviction that one is in the state of Wuḍū.
The Jurists have also stated:
“The state of that which one has firm conviction in cannot be tampered by mere doubts”.
If one is convinced that his Ṣalāḥ has been compromised due to an inadequate performance of Wuḍū, then only will the Wuḍū and Ṣalāh be repeated, but they will not be repeated by having a mere doubt.