I have a fear of darkness, I constantly feel someone is watching me. What shall I do?
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    My question is that I have got a fear of darkness and I feel someone is watching me. Please help me regarding this.

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    We pray Allāh relieve you of your difficulty and keep you in safety and security.

    Your condition can be a result of a psychological sickness, a stressful situation or due to whispers from the devil (shayṭān).

    Here are some recommendations for your situation:

    • Seek medical treatment after consulting with medical professionals.
    • Try to remain positive and understand that Allāh’s Mercy, Compassion, Kindness and Protection are endless.
    • Do not follow up the evil thoughts. Busy your mind with positive and better thoughts.
    • Recite أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ excessively.
    • Be punctual in doing dhikr and reciting Qur’ān.
    • Try to remain in wudū at all times.
    • Avoid too much loneliness and seclusion. Remain in the company of positive, motivated and religious friends and relatives.

    We pray that Allāh provide relief and comfort in your situation.

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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