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Jinn Possession: Psychology, Faith & Mental Health

Jinn Possession: Psychology, Faith & Mental Health

Many Muslims nowadays especially, in some cultures tend to make a link between any disorders or problems they might experience to jinn possession and such supernatural issues. Possession by a spirit, demon, or other spiritual entity is not new. As early as 5000 BCE, man attributed mental illness to the evil eye, sorcery, demonic possession …

On Suicide, Mental Health and Spirituality

Is Faith the Ultimate Solution to All Mental Health Issues?

According to World Health Organisation, approximately 800,000 people die by suicide globally each year, with many more attempting it. Until recently, this might have been something associated mainly with the Western, non-Muslim countries. However, recent suicides at the Grand Mosque in Mecca have got us thinking otherwise. In light of these events, it is important …

anxiety & stress

6 Ways to Reduce Anxiety & Stress Right Now

According to Anxiety UK, the word stress is usually used to describe the feelings that people experience when the demands made on them are greater than their ability to cope. At such times people can often feel overloaded, under tremendous pressure and very tense or emotional. Stress affects everyone, young and old and is a completely …

Human Psyche from the Islamic Perspective

Human Psyche from the Islamic Perspective

In this counseling answer: “The three main stages of nafs described in the Qur’an are the Nafs al`Ammara (The nafs that urges evil), Nafs al`Lawwama (the nafs that blames), and Nafs al`Mutma`inna (The nafs at peace). Similarly, Feud describes three components of the personality: the id, the ego and the superego.” As-Salamu ‘Alaikum, To answer the first part of your query, the Islamic understanding of the psyche and Freud’s model of …

From Depression to Schizophrenia

In this counseling answer: “Long-term depression is not something that can be stopped just because one desires to. The body is finely tuned to the mind, and physiological aspects like how you sleep or eat, metabolism, heart rate and your immune system are affected by long-term depression. If you can consider a sport like swimming, or …

Cave boys - The Psychological Effects of Being Trapped

Cave Boys - The Psychological Effects of Being Trapped

With cave rescue now accomplished, child psychiatrist Dr Andrea Danese explains the challenges that will face the rescued Thai boys. The boys have been in the cave since June 23 when they were on an adventure exploring the cave and unexpected rain flooded the tunnels making it impossible for them to get out of the cave. Today, …

Emotions Are Contagious: Stay Away From Frustrating People

Emotions Are Contagious: Stay Away From Frustrating People

For centuries, researchers have studied the tendency for people to unconsciously and automatically mimic the emotional expressions of others, and in many cases actually feel the same feelings simply by exposure to emotions in social interactions.

mental health

What Is Mental Health? (Informative Video)

Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects …

Migrant Children Separated from their Parents Will Face Trauma

Migrant Children Separated from their Parents Will Face Trauma

Nearly 2,000 migrant children have been separated in the last six weeks as a result of the U.S. zero-tolerance approach to illegal border crossing. Psychologists say the sudden separation of children from their parents can lead to long-term trauma. Migrant children who endure the long journey of immigrating to the United States from their home countries, and …

Q&A on Post-Ramadan Blues - (Counseling Video)

Q&A on Post-Ramadan Blues (Counseling Video)

We had a live video with Sister Naaila where she answered many questions about post-Ramadan depression. She offered some inspiring words about how we can feel better after Ramadan, especially if we felt it went badly! In case you missed it, you can watch it here. Mrs. Clay has a slew of training, certifications, created marriage & premarital …

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