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Mentally-ill Muslim Mother Inspires Aid for Other Patients

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – A mental illness can be a frustrating factor that ruins the life of the patient and his/her family. However, in light of the Islamic concept of ‘test from Allah’ or ‘ibtilaa’, a Pakistani Muslim family was inspired by their schizophrenic mother to create a charity initiative that helps others with mental …

Mental Illness... Real or Sign of Weak Faith?

Mental Illness... Real or Sign of Weak Faith?

Is mental illness a symptom of weak faith? In this video, brother Mohamed Hoblos confronts the stereotypes and misconceptions of one of the biggest taboo topics in the Muslim community, mental illness. Having mental illness doesn’t necessarily mean you’re far from Allah nor does it mean you’re possessed by Jinn. It’s a test from Allah, …

Mental Illness Drives Me Away from My Faith

Mental Illness Drives Me Away from My Faith

In this counseling answer: • There are therapies and medications that can stabilize you, but you must reach out and want to heal. • Please do not stop praying or reading Qur’an. Islam is the healing balm in our lives. • I highly suggest that you get involved with your local mosque and the sisters …

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Facts About Depression

We all have our days where we feel down or disappointed. An argument with a loved one or a bad score on a test can cause these. Normal moments of sadness will pass and we recover within a reasonable amount of time. Depression will last much longer than sadness and it goes deeper. Depression will …

Bad Thoughts Distract Me from Praying

Bad Thoughts Distract Me from Praying

In this counseling answer: • I encourage you to examine how many times a day these thoughts come and what are the thoughts. • Let these thoughts pass without giving them thought, fear or power. • I would like you to contemplate on Allah and His attributes. • Seek out counseling in your area for the mental …

Mother with Mental Illness, What About the Kids?

In this counseling answer: “The smooth important thing, to begin with, is supporting her to get some help; both physical in terms of medication if she is agreeable to this as well as psychological so that she can be supported to explore ways to deal with her distressing symptoms.If you can support her in finding …

Mental Retardation: Prevention in Unborn Children

“Verily, We created man from a product of wet earth; then placed him as a drop (of seed) in a safe lodging; then fashioned We the drop into a clot; then fashioned We the clot into a little lump; then fashioned We the little lump into bones; then clothed the bones with flesh, and then …

Celebrity Asked Me for Sexual Favors

In this counseling answer: “Please, dear sister, do cut off communication with this celebrity. Look within yourself to see what it is that you desire from a spouse. Seek halal communications in the future and address your mental health issues as soon as possible (or continue with treatment).” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, Thank you for …

Should I Disclose My Mental Illness to Others?

Should I Disclose My Mental Illness to Others?

In this counseling answer: Disclosing mental illnesses to others might be difficult, but can make things easier for the individual by being in the presence of others more often. Gaining social support either through work or visiting family or friends can ease the burden of having a mental illness. Potentially, social support can protect …



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