I Feel Down; I Cannot Enjoy My Life

21 June, 2020
Q Assalamualaikum,

Like some people, I have reached a point in my life where I don’t want to live anymore. Some of the reasons are the following:

1. I will be giving in 11 papers in 2 months. I had received good marks, around 98%, and made my parents and teachers proud. I think I haven’t studied well and cannot do much more in such a short period of time and I don’t want to disappoint my elders, and this makes me disappointed with life.

2. I had a very good relationship with Allah when I was in 8th grade, however, now it seems that is weakened. I used to feel that Allah was helping me but now that feeling doesn’t come anymore.

3. I have a best friend who helps me a lot in every matter but now our friendship is a bit strained. We fight more frequently now. I went on the internet to find what Allah says in Quran about this situation but cannot find any better result.

These problems may seem insignificant, but they affect me a lot, especially my mood. Sometimes it feels like I cannot breathe anymore and there is always a fear inside of me that something bad will happen. I cannot enjoy and thank the blessings of Allah and it upsets me.

Please advise me on what to do.


In this counseling answer, you will learn:

• Don’t worry; everyone feels down sometimes.

• You need to begin by strengthening your relationship with Allah.

• Process gradually; do not do everything all at once.

• If This feeling lasts for a long period, you might be suffering from depression and you’ll need to seek counseling and medical help.


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