I talk about sadness, stress and other mental health illnesses in this account frequently, and the only purpose is because I know the first base of any long-term illness, such as depression, stems from basic sadness and innocent stress. Stress and sadness are serious, but sadly in the Muslim community, no one is ready to talk about it. I must say, Alhamdulillah the doors are now opening and I can hear whispers of people talking about it. I am here to tell that we can control this uncontrollable stress by the mercy of Allah.
I remember watching hundreds of videos on YouTube when I was stressed, because I was somehow thought I will find the solution online, when in actuality I should have turned back to Allah, The One who created me. Repetitive sujood to My Creator is what gave calm and peace in my heart, because somehow, I felt that Allah knows I am sad, He knows the solution and He will get me out of it.
I simply can’t deny the fact that every time I was sad, the situations taught me lessons that I would not have learnt anywhere else. The best of all, during these times I held the belief that Allah loves me unconditionally, and He would not want me to cry over worldly matters. He doesn’t want me to torture myself. When I always thought that “if I get out of this situation, my life will be complete” it was all false, because I realised that once I lose Allah, everything is lost.
May Allah keep us on His guidance till our last breath. Ameen.
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