OCD

Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder in which a person feels the need to perform certain routines repeatedly (called "compulsions"), or has certain thoughts repeatedly (called "obsessions"). The person is unable to control either the thoughts or activities for more than a short period of time. Common compulsions include hand washing, counting of things, and checking to see if a door is locked.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

Terrifying thoughts are from Satan to disturb the believer and they do not lead to hell unless you believe in them. When you call such thoughts as terrifying, it means that you are terrified by them and never pleased or accepting them.

'Keep on repeating Estighfaar, Salawaat and LA HAWLA WALA QOWWATA ILLA BILLAH.

Wasalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 5 months ago

Your fast is valid. Bad thoughts which annoy you will not harm your faith nor your worshipping Allah.

Repeating Isteghfaar and repeating Salawaat and repeating La Hawla wala Qowwata ILLA Billah and reciting Sura Tawheed is very useful always especially in driving away satanic thoughts.

Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 5 months ago

Bismhi ta'ala

The issue of over-analysing a specific scenario, or becoming scrupulous in matters of religion is not something new, and does unfortunately affect some people. 

If it is not tended to in its early stages, then it can only be cured by psychological help or medical treatment. 

If it is issues related to taharah/najasah, then you need to re-program yourself and corretly learn the ahkam, emphasising on the pleasure and spiritual benefit of 'ibadah, and not that it should be straining or negative. 

I would recommend watching this short presentation I gave a few years ago:

You can recite this dua:

أعوذ بالله القوي، من الشيطان الغوي، وأعوذ بمحمد الرضي من شر ما قدر وقضي، وأعوذ برب الناس من شر الجنة والناس أجمعين، وسلم، تكف مؤونة إبليس والشياطين معه ولو أنهم كلهم أبالسة مثله

Also, it is recommended to eat pomegranate, as hadiths say it removes waswasah, piece by piece, and in the morning before breakfast. 

With prayers for your success.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answer updated 2 years ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Just because you might have some doubts, or even excessive doubts about certain things, it does not mean you have "OCD". We must remember that such problems must be diagnosed by a psychologist or a professional in that field. 

Scrupulosity starts off very innocently, due to one's concern about getting their religious acts right and valid. However, it turns in a very bad state that make one very miserable in the areas they suffer in.

Instead of feeling a sense of spiritual uplifting or inner-peace, waswasah becomes a burden and leads to hating religious practices.

Please watch this presentation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz2HGVepaC8&feature=youtu.be

Wassalam