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I feel so depressed these days and I get mood swings...I have started to go astray and my Imaan is suffering. I always try my best to read quraan and then I get lazy, same with salaah Im getting lazy, When I was younger I never use to miss any of my salaats and I use to read Quraan every day....How did this happen.....and also why am I soo soo depressed....I also take out my anger on my siblings and parents..never done this before...whats happening to me....I can no longer keep my emotins bottled up....when my mom critcizes me unessarily I feel like crying, what soultion if any is there for me...how do you guys keep your life balanced??

 

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Yeah I was also wondering how old you are. There are different types of depression and not the same cure for each all of the time, i dont think. I think if its not to hard you should start talking about exactly how you feel whats going through your head.

 

At least no one on the forum knows you, I mean I'd only assume so, that might make it easier to talk.Sometimes i feel its easier to talk to people you dont really know rather than your closest friends or family. I guess because there is no pre judgement. Just talk to us, maybe some one can help.

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Im 19 pretty big and not that old...in this time of my life I should be the most happy...but I think its because I have gone astray...just a year ago I was so happy....I dont beleive in depression, because a muslim can never get depresssed because he has the quraan but I feel just sad and outta place...never gone through a phase like that...I'm pretty Islamic and avoid fitna, therefore avoid meeting girls alone and no this sadness has nothing to do with girls, if it did I think I would be worse off. Its my lifestyle defintely I think.

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We are all people, and Allah knows his creation. For you to say that no muslims get depressed or feel upset, yo dont have to think that way. We all feel sad sometimes some are able to overcome this a little easier than others. Even the Prophet Muhammad Saw went through tough times and become quite sad and he was given the special privilege of the layla tul miraj, that night journey where he saw went into the heavens. But what I am trying to say is dont feel like it is wrong that your upset, its ok to feel that. I sincerely think that if you pray and keep making du'a just talk to Allah that He will help you. I've hadd my own experience so when I say this it isnt just blind advice it worked for me and I truly believe it will work for you. I wont go into my own personal experience unless you feel it will help you to know, nothing major happened to me but I was very much suffering depression at one stage. I got the diary entries to prove it :D

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Brother, we must look at life in a more detached and reasonable way. No event in the life of a human being represents the end of the road, except his own death. Allah takes care of us and we should entrust ourselves to His will. When we are true believers, we view every development in our life as good. We can easily submit to it, as it represents Allah's will.

 

A prayer that helps overcome such depression should be addressed to the causes of depression themselves.. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) taught us that we should pray according to the situation we find ourselves in. There are, in addition, prayers which the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) himself used. One of these, which is relevant here, is this: Allahumma innee a`udhu bika mina al-hamm wal hazan wa a`udhu bika mina al-`ajzi wa al-kasal wa al-jubun wa al-bukhl wa ghalabati al-dayni wa qahri al-rrijaal (O Allah, I seek refuge in You from worry, depression, helplessness, sloth, cowardice, niggardliness, and the burden of debts and domineering men.)

 

 

Furthermore, you should bear in mind that reading the Glorious Qur'an, making dhikr, observing your religious duties, steering clear of what is prohibited, and doing good help one get rid of depression and anxiety.

 

In his response to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states:

 

“You should seek professional help to find out whether you are suffering from some form of depression or psychosomatic disease. Often times, people go through some form of depression without realizing it. Consult your family doctor. He or she may refer you to some experts in the field.

 

At the same time, you should, do the following on a regular basis:

 

1. If you are involved in any acts that are sinful or displeasing to Allah, shun them.

 

2. If you are not consistent and punctual in your salah (prayer), try to be consistent. Remember that salah is our only link with Allah. We cannot protect ourselves against Satan unless we align ourselves with Allah, our Creator and Sustainer.

 

3. Who are you befriending and keeping company with? Try to get some friends who are conscious of Allah, who might inspire you with good thoughts.

 

4. Be persistent in asking forgiveness of Allah, especially whenever such bad thoughts occur to you.

 

5. Read the following supplications on a regular basis, in the morning and evening:

 

Allahumma, anta rabbee, laa ilaaha illaa anta; khalaqtanee, wa ana `abduka wa ana `alaa `ahdika wa wa`dika ma istata`tu; a`udhu bika min sharri maa sana`tu; abu’u laka bi ni`matika `alayya wa abu’u bi dhanbee; fa ighfir lee fa innahu laa yaghfiru al-dhunuba illaa anta (O Allah, You are my Lord, there is no other god but You; You have created me, I am Your servant; I stand by Your covenant with me according to the best of my ability; I seek refuge and protection in You from my evil deeds; I acknowledge Your favors upon me and I confess my sins before You; so forgive me, for no one can forgive sins but You).

 

Rabbi innee a`udhu bika min hamazaati al-shshayaateeni wa a`udhu bika rabbi an yahdhuruni (my Lord, I seek refuge and protection in You from the whisperings of devils; I seek refuge and protection in You from their presence around me).

 

Allahumma innee a`udhu bika minmaa ajidu wa uhaadhiru (O Allah, I seek refuge and protection in You from what I feel and fear from).

 

Laa ilaaha illa Allahu al-`azeemu al-haleem, laa ilaaha illa Allahu rabbu al-`arshi al-`azeem, laa ilaaha illa Allahu rabbu al-ssamaawaati wa al-ardi wa rabbu al-`arshi al-kareem (There is no god but Allah, the Great, the Clement; there is no god but Allah, Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god but Allah, Lord of the heavens and earth and the Lord of the Noble Throne).

 

(Excerpted, with slight "you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.ibplanet(contact admin if its a beneficial link)"]modifications[/url], from: Islam.ca)

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As salaamu alaykum

 

I know exactly what u r going through!! I get so moody now and it is my fault but my family doesn't acknowledge they are part of the problem too!

 

I pray that Allah helps us through this difficult time and allows us to shine as good Muslims!

 

Take care Brother, have faith and patience in Allah

 

*DepressedSister004*

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