Suffering from evil thoughts about Islam

Q: The stage that a person is going though nowadays is extremely sad. He is suffering from the evil and bad thoughts about Islam and Allah. He told that he wasn't like this before in his life. When he was asked about how it happened, then he told that one day he went to the graveyard and soon after he came back home, he started suffering from that same evening. He sometimes think that Allah Almighty has given him a punishment but he still offers a lot of supplications in order to get rid of it. Is it a sign of jinn possession because he sometimes get so much evil thoughts that he starts beating himself. Or it is a sign of blackmagic or a punishment or a test by Almighty Allah? 

A: He should not pay attention to these thoughts. If there is a righteous, saintly and experienced person near him, he should sit with him. May Allah Ta`ala correct his heart.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

يَاأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَكُونُوا مَعَ الصَّادِقِينَ (التوبة: 119)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)