Asalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatoho Ya Shaikh Habib Hussein. It gives me great honor asking u a question, alhamdulillah. My question is how do u fight ur evil passions or how would u control ur nafs. Plz help me because i have no knowledgeable shaikh here that i know of. Jazakallah Kair.

May ALLAH bless you my brother.. As for the thoughts they’re of two parts: evil and psychological(nafs)

As for the evil, it varies and doesn’t settle on a certain thing.. whereas it orders you to commit a certain sin, and if you didn’t respond, it orders you with another one, and if you didn’t respond as well, it tries to bring you close to the reasons of committing the sin and so on.. and fighting evil thoughts is by remembering and mentioning ALLAH almighty a lot, and neglecting and disregarding those thoughts and hating them, and you can say : Subhan ALLAH al-Malik al-Khallaq Al-Fa’al (Glory be to ALLAH the king, the creator, and the doer[of what he wants] 3 times.. then you say : ((إِن يَشَأْ يُذْهِبْكُمْ وَيَأْتِ بِخَلْقٍ جَدِيدٍ*وَمَا ذَلِكَ عَلَى اللَّهِ بِعَزِيزٍ))

(In yasha’ yuthhibkum wa ya’ti bi khalqin jaded* wa ma thalik ala ALLAH bi aziz)..Explanation: ((If He will, He can take you away, O mankind, and bring about a new creation, in your place, and that for God is surely no great, no difficult, matter.))


As for the psychological ( nafs), it’s sort of strong, and from its privileges is that it settles on a certain thing, insists on it, and doesn’t change. Its treatment is by struggling, suppressing, refining and purifying it. And this needs a Sheikh to guide you through this way. And know that evil and nafs thoughts both order you with evil and committing sins even in an indirect way.