Forgiveness Of Minor Sins

Is it true that the washing of a dead body is equal to the forgiveness of forty-two sins? Where did this concept originate? Does the figure forty-two signify plurality of sins? Since Allah is the ultimate decider and forgiver of sins and all actions are preceded by intentions, which may not be pure, how do we know for sure that a certain act will actually lead to forgiveness?

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Obsessive-compulsive Disorder And Practicing Religion

I am an OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) patient. I know that conscience always tells you what is wrong and what is right but for me my conscience always tells me that whatever I do is wrong. This goes deep down in an issue and proves to me that I am wrong or whatever I am doing is a sin and sin of a very bigger nature. I am seeking a psychiatrist but since the disorder is always related to Islamic nature I thought that I should also ask a religious expert that what Islam says in this regard. What to do in order to realize what is actually wrong in Islam and what is not? One thing is that I keep on asking questions of whatever issue I get but the questions never stop in a case of mine.

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