Remedy for depression and anxiety

Q: I have been living with depression, stress and especially with social anxiety for a long time. I am starting to lose hope and don't know what to do. It has affected my life in such a negative way. My classmates graduated 3 years ago and I am struggling with this mental illness. My grades are affected. I start to shake whenever I am sitting with a group of people. I get anxious when I get an email from school. I can't taste the sweetness of Dunya. Always living in a dark place. I got a treatment from a psychiatrist for months and finished it but it still existed. I have been making dua's and try to pray on time at work or university. But nothing helps.

P.S. It started since I moved to Europe from Africa. I cant go back to my country because of a war. And Islam is not well practiced in the country I am living right now. No righteous friends except people who pull you to haraam things. I am surviving alone. It would be much appreciated if you give some advice or remedy?

A: Not getting the taste of the world is such a great and beautiful reward that the entire dunya cannot equal to that reward. Make shukr to Allah Ta`ala that you have a distaste for the dunya. And a school is not the only way to earn an income. Try some other method.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)