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Narrated `Abbad ibn Tamim may Allah be pleased with him:

My uncle asked Allah's Messenger ( may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him ) about a person who imagined to have passed wind during the prayer. Allah's Messenger replied: "He should not leave his prayers unless he hears sound or smells something."

Sahih al-Bukhari

This hadeeth is one of the origins of Islam. The jurists have extracted from it jurisprudential rules that collaborate with each other. The scholars said: The certainty is not waived by doubt. They said: The certainty is not waived except with certainty. And said: It is essential to keep the original ruling and to ignore the doubt. Another rule states: things are to remain on their original status unless there is a certain fact that changes the original status. Another rule rstates : Doubt does not count. All the wordings are close in meaning.

This comprehensive Hadith deals with a mental and psychological illness whose danger escalated and whose harm ngatively affected many people, especially those who have taken their way to Allah, blessed be He. These are the devil's efforts to keep them away from the right path, to corrupt their worship, to cast the suspicions in their hearts and to cause them to doubt everything related to the matters of religion.

For this reason, the Prophet ( may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) warned against taking doubts about the matters related to beliefs, worship, and transactions, and persisting in following the whispers that the Shaytaan casts to spoil their religious commitment and imposes on them a severe embarrassment that hinders them from performing their religious and worldly duties.

Al-Hasan ibn 'Ali, may Allah be pleased with them, said:

"I remember that the Messenger of Allah ( may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him ) said: 'Leave what makes you in doubt for what does not make you in doubt. The truth brings tranquility while falsehood sows doubt.'"

 That is, depend on the certainty in all of your affairs; the certainty is sincerity and sincerity is a reassurance of the heart and a source of the tranquility of the soul. However, falsehood does the opposite of that.

The Prophet ( may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him ) used to read Sura Al-Falaq and Sura An-Nas in the morning and in the evening to dispel the whispers of the Devil, this is the state of the infallible Prophet so how shall the sinner like us do.

On the other hand, the Prophet ( may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him ) instills reassurance in the hearts of the believers. So that the whispers of Satan have no access to them. He recommends that they conunt only on the certainty and to disregard the doubt concerning the prayer and all the other religious and worldly matters.

So this commandment is the origin to which the jurists refer in terms of establishing the rules which encompass the rulings of the religious and worldly matters.

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