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

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

1Is 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, …

My Mom Becomes Crazy in Ramadan due to Her Mental Illness

My Mom Becomes Crazy in Ramadan due to Her Mental Illness

In this counseling answer: •Consult her doctors whether she is allowed to fast due to her condition. •You could take this a step further by observing if there is anything in particular that seems to get her most aggravated. •Perhaps she does not realize how harsh she is whilst she is fasting. Let her know …

I Feel Depressed; Is It Because I Don’t Pray?

I Feel Depressed; Is It Because I Don’t Pray?

In this counseling answer: •Peace of mind and remembrance of Allah are closely related. •Seek answers. Knowledge is necessary for understanding Islam and having faith. •Prayer is in moreover a means of relaxing the entire body, when done with the right mindset and state of mind. •We pray to Allah not because He SWT needs …

How Can I Help My Mother with Her Psychological Problems?

How Can I Help My Mother with Her Psychological Problems?

In this counseling answer: •See the situation from her perspective; understand that as irrational as her thoughts may seem, they are very real to her. •Perhaps you could seek some kind of online assistance from a scholar who might talk to her via your phone as well as online counseling. You may want to consider our …

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 …

"Treatment of the Soul, Healing of the Heart" - Muslim Physicians & Mental Health

LONDON – While Judeo-Christian societies considered mental illness to be a “punishment of gods’, early Muslim physicians made it a special branch of medicine calling it “the treatment of the soul” or “healing of the heart”, My Salaam reported on February 13. Medieval Muslim physicians were interested in all branches of medicine, including psychology. In …

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 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 …

depression

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 …



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