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  • Depression, Anxiety & Psychological Disorders

    Posted by Umer on June 26, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    Feeling low and depressed occasionally and periodically is nothing alarming. It is but natural for all of us to be affected by the ups and downs of life. However, what is alarming is that we start living in a state of depression and the low feeling continues to overpower our routine of life. The most despicable and extreme form of this state of dejection and despair is that a person even take’s his life to end the misery.

    One of the ways to overcome depression without going to a doctor is to make ourselves very busy in healthy activities. The best thing in this regard is to determine a purpose and mission in life. It is this lack of purpose which gives the vacant mind ample time to brood and worry. We need to get as busy as a bee and work like a beaver. We need to plan every single minute of our life and know exactly, as far as is possible, what to do when.

    If we have a purpose in life, we will not have the time to get depressed. Let us find this purpose today and make ourselves useful to our society.

    (Dr. Shehzad Saleem)

    Faisal Haroon replied 1 year, 1 month ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Depression, Anxiety & Psychological Disorders

    Faisal Haroon updated 1 year, 1 month ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator April 17, 2022 at 11:42 am

    Amin Aḥsan Islahi writes in his exegesis, Tadabbur-i Quran in reference to Quran 20:124:

    There is a vacuum in a human being which is only filled by faith in God. So unless he has this faith in him nothing else can give him peace of mind and assurance. Other things, however grand and attractive they may be, can provide temporary joy but they cannot give relief to the anxiety found in the heart and soul of a person. When a child cries because of hunger, it can be appeased for a little while through a nipple or a soother but it receives satisfaction only when a mother feeds it. Without this arrangement, the child remains restless. Similar is the case with a human being. He may provide himself with various means and resources but if he is deprived of faith in God he will remain dissatisfied, hesistant, fearful, unstable and in a state of spiritual crises however much he may try to hide this. The kingdom of the satisfied soul is acquired by true and firm faith. اَلَا بِذِكْرِاللّٰهِ تَطْمَئِنَّ الْقُلُوْبُ (Listen! It is only through God’s remembrance that hearts receive assurance).A question may arise here: there are many people who lay claim to faith but they spend their lives in great worries and straitened circumstances; on the other hand, there are so many who regard faith in God to be a hoax but they lead very comfortable and happy lives. The answer to this question is that in the first place here the discussion is not with those who merely lay claim to faith but with those who have true faith. Secondly, we only see the apparent splendour of those whom we regard to be very happy even though they are indifferent to God. If we were able to creep into their hearts, we would be able to see so many threats, doubts and fears concealed in them but they are not apparent to everyone. Only they themselves can see them or those who have the insight of faith in them.

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