Q&A: Advice to One Plagued by Stray Thoughts

Q. I have returned from 4 months jamat and cannot now recall with certainty whether my car seat became napaak due to someone urinating on it or by sitting on it with soiled clothes. All I can recall is:
1. 8 days prior to departure I happily used my car without any worries.
2. I think I may have used it 4 days prior to departure without any worries, but cannot be sure.
In such a scenario is the car seat paak?

A. We suggest that you make istikhaarah in your dilemma. Before retiring to bed make wudhu, perform two rakaats Salaatul Istikhaarah and then supplicate to Allah Ta’ala to guide you. Thereafter, act upon whatever your heart attests to. Recite Laa Howla Wa Laa Quwwata Illa Billaahil Aliyyil Atheem in abundance.