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« on: Dec 28, 2012 07:16 PM »


salam

any advice on how to deal with depression arising out of some illness that won't go away?

anything that I can recite? or any particular duas?

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« Reply #1 on: Dec 30, 2012 11:02 PM »

It was reported from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “No person suffers any anxiety or grief, and says:

‘Allaahumma innee ‘abduka wa ibn ‘abdika wa ibn amatika, naasiyati bi yadika, maadin fiyya hukmuka, ‘adlun fiyya qadaa’uka, as’aluka bi kulli ismin huwa laka sammayta bihi nafsaka aw anzaltahu fi kitaabika aw ‘allamtahu ahadan min khalqika aw ista’tharta bihi fi ‘ilm il-ghaybi ‘andak an taj’ala al-Qur’aana rabee’ qalbi wa noor sadri wa jalaa’a huzni wa dhahaaba hammi (O Allaah, I am Your slave, son of Your slave, son of Your female slave, my forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every Name belonging to You which You named Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Qur’aan the life of my heart and the light of my chest, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety)’

- but Allaah will take away his sorrow and grief, and give him in their stead joy.”
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 31, 2012 01:38 AM »

Anxiety And Sorrow

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ عَبْدُكَ، ابْنُ عَبْدِكَ، ابْنُ أَمَتِكَ، نَاصِيَتِيْ بِيَدِكَ، مَاضٍ فِيَّ حُكْمُكَ، عَدْلٌ فِيَّ قَضَاؤُكَ، أَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ، سَمَّيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ، أَوْ أَنْزَلْتَهُ فِيْ كِتَابِكَ، أَوْ عَلَّمْتَهُ أَحَدًا مِنْ خَلْقِكَ، أَوِ اسْتَأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِيْ عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ عِنْدَكَ، أَنْ تَجْعَلَ الْقُرْآنَ رَبِيْعَ قَلْبِيْ، وَنُوْرَ صَدْرِيْ، وَجَلاَءَ حُزْنِيْ، وَذَهَابَ هَمِّيْ.
‘O Allaah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of Your maidservant, my forelock is in Your hand , Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every name belonging to You which You named Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Qur.aan the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety.’

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحُزْنِ، وَالْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ، وَالْبُخْلِ وَالْجُبْنِ، وَضَلَعِ الدَّيْنِ وَغَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ.
‘O Allaah, I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being over powered.’
Anxiety And Sorrow

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ عَبْدُكَ، ابْنُ عَبْدِكَ، ابْنُ أَمَتِكَ، نَاصِيَتِيْ بِيَدِكَ، مَاضٍ فِيَّ حُكْمُكَ، عَدْلٌ فِيَّ قَضَاؤُكَ، أَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ، سَمَّيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ، أَوْ أَنْزَلْتَهُ فِيْ كِتَابِكَ، أَوْ عَلَّمْتَهُ أَحَدًا مِنْ خَلْقِكَ، أَوِ اسْتَأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِيْ عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ عِنْدَكَ، أَنْ تَجْعَلَ الْقُرْآنَ رَبِيْعَ قَلْبِيْ، وَنُوْرَ صَدْرِيْ، وَجَلاَءَ حُزْنِيْ، وَذَهَابَ هَمِّيْ.
‘O Allaah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of Your maidservant, my forelock is in Your hand , Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every name belonging to You which You named Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Qur.aan the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety.’

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحُزْنِ، وَالْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ، وَالْبُخْلِ وَالْجُبْنِ، وَضَلَعِ الدَّيْنِ وَغَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ.
‘O Allaah, I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being over powered.’
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 01, 2013 05:55 PM »

jazakAllah khair
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 02, 2013 06:29 AM »

Getting up again: A Muslim solution to my inconsistency
by Mohammad Kandil

The motivation for writing this came up after having a rather unusual conversation with a young Muslim who writes a blog about his experience with bipolar.

Ok let’s rewind and get a bit of background here, if you don’t know what bipolar is I recommend you do a bit of reading as odds are you’ve met someone who has it. The short version is that it is a mental illness which causes extraordinary mood swings in which a person swings between extreme happiness and depression.

The topic of conversation was a rather harsh comment from a mental illness skeptic arguing that there is nothing wrong with him “We all experience mood swings”. As upsetting as this was for our young friend, it got me thinking…

We all go through ups and downs, certainly we’ve all experienced this, Young Muslims being no exception. What I’ve noticed however is that we seem to dwell. The questioning of ourselves, our ability to get up and try again and whether we have what it takes.

Being a part of Gen-Y doesn’t help either, everything that happens to us is so dramatic, Hollywood has taught most of us that our life is a story in which we are the hero, constantly struggling but always winning. This is a problem when we don’t seem to be winning. If you have ever found yourself there you’ll understand what I mean. There is always a bit of self-blaming that happens. ”How did I get here again?” is a popular question that we seem to ask ourselves but the real question is “Can we get up again after falling so hard?”

We all know the answer, you turn to Allah for forgiveness and you get up again, and yet you know that it may not be that simple, as you’re already picturing how you’re going to fall again, your real problem is not the act of getting up but the attitude necessary to do so. I met a person once who seemed to permeate the solution to this problem through their state. It was in the way they walked, talked and reacted to life around them. They had a smile in their voice, they weren’t struggling to live, it seemed like there was a cloud of peace hovering around them, preventing them from being exposed to the same reality we are all in. After hearing them speak I realized, it wasn’t a super-hero power that they possessed, it wasn’t a special suit… it was an attitude.

They were surrendered, as if they were content being on a train that someone else was operating down a track that was already set and they were simply waiting for it to get there. As I spoke to them I understood that their point of focus wasn’t themselves, they didn’t see the hero of the movie that is their life. They were focused on what massive blessings Allah has given them that He didn’t give others. It’s as if gratitude was the point. A road of being grateful to Allah, where the point was recognizing one blessing at a time and trying not to be rude by missing it.

I pondered upon this, maybe the point is not seeing my faults (hard as there are so many) but rather seeing the love of Allah for me, translated as blessings in my life. We all have many, the first being that He made us aware of Him. It made it easier to see how I could try again, how I could Get Up
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