You are here

OCD Case (Namaaz)

Q:

I am 23 and have been praying since I was very young. I have OCD and it's been 4 years. At first I used to only took a lot of baths, wash hands and had problems with Wudu (Was'wasa). Gradually I had problems with my Salah. I had doubts that my Salah was not correctly prayed. So i decided that I will normally pray either if it become valid or invalid . Since then I was careless about my Salah and I thought that I will pray these Salah again later with other prayers which I never did. But my i have no Kaza prayers in those 4 years. I prayed all of them. I am now recovering from OCD, Alhamdulillah. But, do I need to pray all these 4 years of salah again as I have doubt that those salahs were invalid (Waswasa) or should I continue noramlly now? Jazākallāh

A:

Salaam Alaykum,

Ayatollah Sistani's Office: It is not necessary to repeat those prayers again.

With thanks and regards,
Ask An Alim Team.