I have difficulty in making intention in ‘ibadat, usually in wudu‘ and solat. Right at the moment of making intention to enter into prayer (when saying AllahuAkbar) or to wash the face in wudu‘, I struggle with a lot of bad thoughts and images, sometimes of the worst kind. I end up stopping and repeating and trying to clear my mind to take wudu‘ or to enter into prayer.
I notice that I have this problem mostly at the point of making intention for any act of ‘ibadat, also during the ‘ibadat itself. What is the right thing to do? To stop and repeat or just continue despite the bad thoughts/images?
Wa alaykum salam,
You may follow the advice given in this post.