Asslam Alikum dr Sadiq,
Your conselling services have really helped me with my OCD problem. I have had this problem for about 2 years and it was increasing everyday. Although
I completed only 3 – 4 sessions with you but your knowledge has really helped me on how to tackle these unnecessary thoughts from Shaytan. After working with you, I
have realized now that its all about how your react to these thoughts.
One of your strategies that really worked for me was on how you always challenged my beliefs on a certain thought. For instance, I had a problem of reciting surah fatiha during salah and we discussed that Allah will not account for you for something that is beyond your ability. I had a hard time getting over this problem so you always posed this question on me that I don’t accept this fact.
Another important thing I realized that my OCD problem actually began in my teenage when I used to get shaytanic thoughts about God. I had never thought that way it was all related. Alhumdullilah I have improved a lot over time but there is still some room for improvement. I really appreciate your services. May Allah reward you with the best in this world and the HereAfter. I still find it surprising that this a very common problem in our community yet there is not much help out there.
Please continue the good work and try to raise awareness of this issue. Another suggestion I have is that you should also encourage your clients to make lots of dua during their recovery process. I realized that I had knowledge on how to tackle these thoughts but it didn’t really help me until I started making dua.