Aslaam alaikum Mufti sahib
I pray you are well. Really sorry to bother you.
Need some advice and guidance.
A brother suffers from bad waswasa regarding Kufr and also suffers from obsessive
Compulsive disorder (OCD). For example he will read a word or a sentence or a title or a caption
numerous times and keeps reading it repeatedly...maybe reading the same word about 10-20 times.
And he does this because he gets waswasa in his mind which say to him read again and again otherwise you will be a kafir. Although as these waswasa happens in his mind he has no intention of Kufr before, during or after.
Once he was reading a name of a shopping item and read it again and again. At one point he
Stopped and said to himself, "that's enough I am not reading the same words over and over again anymore", and as he said this he without realising/accidentally immediately after that said, " because I Am a Muslim."
So in other words the sentence was said as "that's enough I am not reading the same words over and over again anymore because I Am a Muslim." But the second part of the sentence was said accidentally and without realising.
Anyway By saying the second part of the sentence mentioned above accidentally and without realising, if he does say/read the same words from this shopping item again or read some other words/title/sentence/caption repeatedly on numerous times, would this make him a kafir?
The condition that you have described in your question is proving that it is a psychological sickness that causes these problems of Waswasa.
The person suffering from such sickness should not worry about Kufr if there is Waswasa about it.
The situation described in the question in particular is certainly not worrisome.
May Allah grant cure the person and grant him relief.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America