We often come across sayings like ‘Sadness is Shayatan’s doing’, ‘a believer is never sad’ and ‘why are you sad?’ such remarks are mere words and do not help when there is need of practical, logical and rational implementation. There is no doubt, cure for everything, it’s just that we are not aware of it at the time. Salam Planet does not want you to stress over anything, sadden over issues and lose heart over things that may seem impossible to have a solution. Whereas there is a solution to every problem and instead of losing heart, sit with the people who are more likely to bring the best out of you.
Eating disorders: Cause of Mental Illness and Anxiety!
It may surprise you but your eating habit has a major effect on your mental ability. A well-maintained eating routine consisting of all nutrients, wholesome and natural foods will bring the best out of you. Most of us get depressed because our bodies are not getting enough nutrients, and as a result, affects our whole being. Allah clearly said in the Quran;
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُلُوا مِن طَيِّبَاتِ مَا رَزَقْنَاكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لِلَّهِ إِن كُنتُمْ إِيَّاهُ تَعْبُدُونَ
O you who believe, eat from the wholesome things which We have provided for you and be grateful to Allah, if it is Him that you worship. (Surat al-Baqarah 2:172)
Today, we consume too much of the Industrial, mass-produced food which is highly processed and stripped of its nutrients. These foods contain large quantities of sugar, salt, chemicals and other harmful additives; depriving the food of its natural assets and in the process affecting our lives!
Remember: No Soul is burdened with more than it can bear!
When we are sad, we think that we cannot bear the problem we are facing which has been beautifully denied by Allah Almighty as He does not let His creation go through issues which are not under their tolerance level, it is just we are not aware of the solution in our capacity. In such cases, do not panic rather look for a calmful place and meditate, surely there is a way for those who seek. To make things solid, here is the verse from the Holy Quran:
لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا
Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear… (Qur’an, 2:286)
The problems that we face are actually trials sent by Allah Almighty to test His creation. Everyone goes through trials of their capacity and never beyond those limits as the Creator loves His creation more than the creation can love itself. How you behave in that time determines your reward and punishment (do not panic on the word punishment as it is for those who given hundred chances do not learn). Practice patience, observe right path, follow good people examples and never let toxic ideas and persons ruin your positive vibes.
Never let go of hope: With hardship comes ease!
It happens that we panic and make a final statement regarding the situation; assuming worse out of the temporary mishaps, which is just for a time being but tends to cast a lasting impression on our hearts and minds in a negative way. Allah clearly says in the Quran:
فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا
And, behold, with every hardship comes ease (Qur’an, 94:5)
One thing to know before you come to hasty judgements, nothing lasts forever and so does your hardships. They are meant to go away by careful and wise decisions. Allah is in control of everything, not you. If He created the universe, He has the power to help us out of our misery as well, all we need is to have blind trust in Him just the way we trust materialistic things which ultimately give us heartbreaks and agony.
Though we will recommend, if depression and anxiety persist after exhausting these techniques, then medical intervention by a specialist doctor may be necessary. There is no shame, no hindrance, no precautions, no questions in seeing a specialist as it is only for the best. We will conclude the topic with the words of Allah:
Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest. (Quran 13:28)
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