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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 …

"Scholars Are Not Psychiatrists!" Dr. Qadhi on Faith & Depression

"Scholars Are Not Psychiatrists!" Dr. Qadhi on Faith & Depression

Scholars are not psychiatrists or therapists. Once, I remember in the summer of 1999 (or 2000?), I was giving a lecture, and during the Q and A someone handed me a question about depression. While I don’t remember exactly what I said (and alhamduililah that particular lecture wasn’t recorded), it was along the lines of …

Will Allah Be Angry If I Think of Suicide?

Will Allah Be Angry If I Think of Suicide?

In this counseling answer: Whilst actually committing suicide is a sin, thinking about it is not, unless you act upon it. So, the one who thinks about committing a sin, but then does not go ahead will be rewarded – for overcoming sinful thoughts and resisting the urge to act on them. However, this does not …

Despair and Suicide in Islam

Despair and Suicide in Islam

How can a person suffering from suicidal thoughts bring themselves back from the brink? This can be achieved in many ways; firstly by strengthening one’s relationship with God. This is achieved by reading the Quran, being mindful of Him and making lots of du’a (supplication) to God.

Man Commits Suicide in Makkah’s Grand Mosque

RIYADH – An expatriate has committed suicide by throwing himself off the roof of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah, sending shock waves across social media. “A foreigner threw himself from the roof of the Grand Mosque in Makkah” to the courtyard below, “resulting in his instant death,” Saudi police told the …

Is Suicide the Solution? Fadel Soliman Answers

Is Suicide the Solution? Check This Answer

The very idea that someone wants to die is frightening. As a result, suicide is not an easy topic to discuss. However, talking about it does save lives. Would suicide really help? The huge pains that many people go through may prompt them to consider ending their life, but is it a wise decision? Will …

Egypt’s Fatwa House Bans Trending Suicide Game

TUNIS – After a series of appalling teenager suicides connected to social media game “Blue Whale”, Egypt’s Dar al Iftaa, the country’s top Islamic authority, has declared the game forbidden in Islam. In a YouTube video, a Dar Al-Iftaa representative said the game consists of “several elements” deemed to be “forbidden” in Islam, as quoted …

Past Suicide Attempts Still Affect My Life

Past Suicide Attempts Still Affect My Life

In this counseling answer: “I also suggest you try to plan your day so that you have time for yourself. This is so important to do as we need to have a balance in life. This means socializing with friends, helping the family at home, studying or working, eating healthy foods, getting good rest & …

My Daugther Says She Wants to Die

In this counseling answer: “Simply being there for her, supporting her, talking to her and being engaged in her life will let her know that she always has your support whatever it is she may be facing. Try not to push her to talk about what bothers her as this may push her away from you …

What to Do If My Teen Is Thinking About Suicide?

What to Do If My Teen Is Thinking About Suicide?

In this counseling answer: “Please do evaluate your teen. Ask your teen to describe what he/she is feeling, are they depressed, how long has this been going on (thoughts of suicide), if there has been any trauma to cause this and ask how can you help. Ask your teen the following: If he/she has a …



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