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  • Mental Health is Not Ignored in Islam

    The idea that mental health isn't given it's due attention in Islam or by Muslims is getting more and more popular.

    This thread is to challenge that idea.

  • #2
    i think it is
    what resources or facilities do muslims have for mental health

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Abu julaybeeb View Post
      i think it is
      what resources or facilities do muslims have for mental health
      First and foremost resource: al-Qur'an

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Abu 'Abdullaah View Post

        First and foremost resource: al-Qur'an
        i meant places orgamisations people

        of course we have spiritual help but thats not what i thought this thread was about

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Abu julaybeeb View Post

          i meant places orgamisations people

          of course we have spiritual help but thats not what i thought this thread was about
          Like masjids, families, friends... those sorts of things?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Abu 'Abdullaah View Post

            Like masjids, families, friends... those sorts of things?
            masjids dont automatically help people
            imams arent the same as ibn qayyims time half of them dont know about how to help peoples health
            its about having imams who can actuallt councel/ give therapy or have some expertise in pyschology

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Abu julaybeeb View Post

              masjids dont automatically help people
              imams arent the same as ibn qayyims time half of them dont know about how to help peoples health
              its about having imams who can actuallt councel/ give therapy or have some expertise in pyschology
              Which mental health issue are you talking about?

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              • #8
                You're not really doing a good job of challenging those notions AA, I'm afraid.

                Put something out there for people to latch on to as well - like what mental health issues for instance. Are we talking GAD and depression? Bipolar? Personality disorders? PTSD/C-PTSD?

                I'd say that while Mental health isn't ignored in Islam, it's definitely ignored by a % of Muslims - sometimes from cultural ignorance or just ignorance-ignorance.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Meriadoc View Post
                  You're not really doing a good job of challenging those notions AA, I'm afraid.

                  Put something out there for people to latch on to as well - like what mental health issues for instance. Are we talking GAD and depression? Bipolar? Personality disorders? PTSD/C-PTSD?

                  I'd say that while Mental health isn't ignored in Islam, it's definitely ignored by a % of Muslims - sometimes from cultural ignorance or just ignorance-ignorance.
                  Then we agree. Mental health is not ignored in Islam.

                  % of Muslims is irrelevant - only the knowledgeable ones matter.

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                  • #10
                    Just a quick search, there's a fair amount of stuff available but I guess since mental health is quite a buzzword and contemporary issue in the mainstream (more people are aware of the issues) more Muslims are seeking the Islamic approach.

                    *disclaimer: I haven't read thoroughly the links or watched any of the videos, i'm just pasting what i've found in 5 minutes*

                    https://www.journalofmuslimmentalhealth.org/ (There's a complete journal with various articles - but again this isn't accessible for folk who don't have that reading level)

                    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/...76.2010.488441
                    https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/our...m-communities/
                    https://mwrc.org.uk/wp-content/uploa...tal-Health.pdf
                    https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publ...project-mosque
                    http://musliminc.com/selfcare-tips-a...disorder-13855

                    Videos
                    Muslims and Mental Health: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D58tRpAqBtU
                    It's mental health not jinns (for the Northern Muslims) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDwW3irC5Wc
                    Freedom from anxiety, depression etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1B60L4m60M
                    Mental Health: Islamic Perspective https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFXdOAK4ZVQ
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                    • #11
                      Alhamdulilah there are a growing number of Muslim counsellors and psychologists, you could argue that it is being ignored by the ignorant individuals in our community who have yet to accept and understand invisible illnesses and impairments.

                      Let our generations be the one to change that, yes, the Qur'an is shifaa AND we also have the means to fix mental health issues medically and psychologically, be it a consistent amount of therapy with professionals, medication etc.
                      إقراء القران فإنه يأتي يوم القيامة شفيعا لأصحابه

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Abu 'Abdullaah View Post
                        The idea that mental health isn't given it's due attention in Islam or by Muslims is getting more and more popular.

                        This thread is to challenge that idea.
                        Don't recall anyone in my life even from those I heard of ignoring it, they all acknowledge it.

                        Anything to attack them Muslims mentality nowadays
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by iRepIslam View Post
                          Alhamdulilah there are a growing number of Muslim counsellors and psychologists, you could argue that it is being ignored by the ignorant individuals in our community who have yet to accept and understand invisible illnesses and impairments.

                          Let our generations be the one to change that, yes, the Qur'an is shifaa AND we also have the means to fix mental health issues medically and psychologically, be it a consistent amount of therapy with professionals, medication etc.
                          Which invisible illness is being ignored and by who give an example.
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                          One individual ignoring something doesn't mean the community is ignoring mental health issues
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Saif-Uddin View Post

                            Which invisible illness is being ignored and by who give an example.
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                            One individual ignoring something doesn't mean the community is ignoring mental health issues
                            It isn't hard to believe that we've got a few in our communities, mainly those from the generations that have yet to understand mental health, the severity of it and treatment management. That is due to ignorance and Allah knows best.

                            Mental health AND neurological conditions that some individuals mail fail to recognise include, Bipolar disorders, Schizophrenia, OCD, ADHD etc. Just to name a few.

                            We aren't disregarding the fact that our communities are certainly more enlightened and aware of mental health issues, we have made alot of progress, however, we are not where we want to be, yet.
                            Last edited by iRepIslam; 27-03-19, 12:56 PM.
                            إقراء القران فإنه يأتي يوم القيامة شفيعا لأصحابه

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                            • #15
                              I think mental health should be a separate topic in discourses at the same time to go in depth and have more increased awareness on the matter. Maybe lack of exposure.
                              Like psychology yes is necessary like Abu Julaybeeb mentioned earlier.

                              with increasing cases of mental health.
                              Allah Subḥānahu wa-taʿālā has mentioned in the Quran in chapter Surah Al-Ahzab:21 There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often.

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