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I am very depressed and feel like committing suicide. I am a Muslim. I feel like life has no meaning and feel like questioning the existence of God. I feel like God doesn't care and just wants to make my life a living hell. I apologize if what I am saying is against the rules because I had no time to read. So I hope that you can find it in your heart to forgive me if I said anything wrong. I really feel like committing suicide, I don't know what I should do, I don't know if God will forgive me for the things I've done.

I pray five times a day, I read the hadith, I try to please God but I find life so difficult. I don't know why God would want to do this to me. God doesn't talk to me or answer my prayers, God seems so harsh and unapproachable, God just seems like he isn't there. And my so-called brothers (and sisters) in Islam aren't much of a help either. I feel like there is not one single human on the face of this planet who can help and understand. I feel like there is no point in living. I might lose my faith any time and just commit suicide.

What can I do?

Once again, sorry if this goes against the rules or offends anyone, I am unable to think clearly at the moment. I just hope I can find help.

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reminder profits the believer

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my brother dont lose hope,be patient because all good things come to those who wait.what is better,to suffer on earth and enjoy in heaven or vice versa?dont be sad,be happy,dont compare yourself to people who are better than u,compare yourself to people who are worse than u,u want to commit suicide,think of those who are killed innocently,those who died without knowing the truth,look at u,u even have money to surf the internet,but do u know that there are people out there who wish to have what u have?think of the orphans,think of those who are mad,think of those who are sick in hospitals,look at the poor,look at the lame,just look at the less privaledged in society and compare yourself to them.dont u think allah is very merciful to u?dont only thank him when u are in good health and everything is moving smoothly in your life but let your faith be strengthened when u are in problems,because others have WORSE PROBLEMS THAN WHAT U ARE GOING begin by asking Allah's forgiveness by doubting his existance,then thank him for whatever problems u are facing,because otherts have worse problems than what u have.

answered 12419 khadijah's gravatar image

I feel the same , I pray 5 times and fast but still im not finding an answer from GOD , i posted a question hours ago saying why should i stay in islam . im just not happy and sometimes i did think of killing my self , and asking my brothers and sisters is a waste of time, because they all answer the same, just keep praying and etc , and eventually some useless replies to you is when people reply by quran and hadith , but its not what you really want here ..... i pray 5 times but i just cant see my self living like this, i feel there a point will come i ll explode... have you same questions, but still no answers !!!

answered 814 armky's gravatar image

Brother Allah has answered your question, read the following carefully,

And as far as your question, regarding answers from ALLAH. I want to tell you that if you are thinking that Allah will answer your prayers directly in a way that you talk to you parents or friends, then sorry to say you are disrespecting ALLAH, and shaitan will drag you to hell. I hope you know what happened when Musa (Moses) {Peace be upon him} asked Allah (SWT) to unveil so that Musa (PBUH) could see Allah (SWT), here is the quotation from Glorious Quran,

And when Musa (Moses) came at the time and place appointed by Us, and his Lord spoke to him, he said: "O my Lord! Show me (Yourself), that I may look upon You." Allah said: "You cannot see Me, but look upon the mountain if it stands still in its place then you shall see Me." So when his Lord appeared to the mountain, He made it collapse to dust, and Musa (Moses) fell down unconscious. Then when he recovered his senses he said: "Glory be to You, I turn to You in repentance and I am the first of the believers." (7:143)

Moses [Peace be upon him] when recovered his senses asked Allah to forgive him as for what he has asked he was not capable of.

And brother you are no Prophet no near a Prophet and asking Allah (SWT) to answer you like you chat with your friends. You should repent crying.

Your and my Lord has answered your question and he made me a reason to answer you. Look this is how Allah give you answers, remember that I have quoted the verse from Holy Quran, these are the words of your and my Lord he has answered you from his words and not mine. Do u still doubt in his existence?

I want to tell you that if you are sincere in your prayers Allah answers your question by giving answers to your heart, or put you in a situation in which you will find your answer. But

Brother if you still have any question regarding the existence of Allah (SWT), ask here. We will try our best to answer you as much as our knowledge is capable of.

answered 1.2k16 believer's gravatar image
edited Dec 23 '12 at 15:44

Dear brother

Can you not see all these brothers/ sisters are crying and praying for you? Yet you don't see His mercy! Thank Allah at every breath that you take. DR ANWAR.

answered 10 Dr%20M%20Anwar's gravatar image

@abudullahimranAZ:)you still in good iman enough. Despite of vulnerable life you seek clearly towards to increase your faith, Alhamdulillah. I feel on same situation I’m almost giving up and losing my faith, I don’t know where I will start nor turn back, I feel nothing, I give up calling him too. I’m squeezing myself browsing Islamic site even sometime doesn’t come in my mind somehow looking forward one day I’m embracing my faith with Allah. Mashaallah. Include me in your prayers sisters and brother I’m May not understanding for now but later on Insha’Allah I’m on your same means holding Islam faith.

answered 919 jahara's gravatar image

I myself unfortunately have lost my way, I felt as though I was reading glasses my own story and thoughts upon stumbling across this forum.

Although I feel I have got over the worst year of my life which consisted of dark thoughts daily, and I have begun growing closer to part of my family with whom I was totally detached from for many years, my worst evil of being g stuck in nightmare of class A drugs for over 10 years now on and off is driving me to despair. What ever I do seems to circle around this nightmare life and I just don't know what more I can do after finding g that rehabilitation and recovery is designed for those who don't work for a living.

If I focus on rehab with faith as my guidance, I'm forced to give up work and unable to support my family the little I do, if I don't give up work my health care support network us minimal, I just feel I'm in a continuous vicious cycle with no end in sight.

If anyone with similar experience and difficulty can offer productive advice I would much appreciate

Regards Denmark786

answered 102 denmark786's gravatar image

A salamu alykum

It might be a bit late for me to post this as the original post was dated a year but nonetheless, I thought I would share my thoughts.

Firstly, approaching depression through Islam is not the only solution. We need to get real and advise this brother to seek help from non Islamic professionals such as, counsellors who can help to find the root cause of your depression. They may be non Muslim but their approach to treating depression can be beneficial so don't dismiss them altogether. Go to your gp and get yourself referred to a trained mental health worker who will help you to understand the cause of your depression better. Often depression is caused by underlying factors such as, trauma caused at an early age or some unresolved matter in your life.

Secondly, relaying verse after verse from the Quran does not help when you're down and out - believe me, I know.

Finally, get to know Allah through his names and attributes. When I knew that Allah is All Knowing, All Seeing I understood that he was aware of my situation. When I learnt a that he was Al Haleem, Al Lateef and al Wadoud, I knew that He would not abandon me and put me through torment just because He wanted to. There is is good in all that He makes us experience. We have to go through it to appreciate it.

Know that as long as you believe in Him alone, He loves you more than your own parents do. And all your hardship now will be a means of gaining ease in the afterlife, inshallah. However tough it gets, don't give up on your salah and your belief in Him.

May Allah help us all. Ameen

answered 0544149 UnknownUser's gravatar image

Once there was a great wali(friend) of Allah. he used to do a lot of deeds and ask Allah to grant his Allah withold it. Whereas there came an another person who doesn't even pray 5 times a day and he asked Allah a dua which was not even from his heart and Allah granted him immediately what he asked for. Whereas the first person(wali) even though he was a very good servant of Allah and asked all his duas from his heart Allah didn't grant him immediately. Seeing this the angels with pity asked Allah, ya Allah is this fair, a wali(friend) of urs does all the good deeds and pleases You so much and when he asks for something You don't give him and withheld it, whereas the second person who doesn't even do much good deed came and asked You immediately granted it. Why is that ya Allah? Allah replied, the second person when he came and asked I didn't like him much, so when he asked I wanted to get rid of him,whereas when My wali(first person) asked I didn't give because, I love the way He cries in front of Me and Begs Me, if I have given what he had asked he would have left Me.thats why I didn't grant him immediately. My dear brother, nothing in this world or Jannah can be compared to the Love of Allah, if you have His love then whoever is troubling you ,Allah will be in war with them. If Jannah is more beautiful that our eyes have never seen and minds can never imagine, then think about the One who created it(our Rubb) how beautiful and compassionate He would be. If u don't get what u wish for,be happy that Allah is there for u,His love the most precious gift of All. Increase ur good deeds so that Allah will become ur hand which it strikes, ur eyes that He sees, ur ears that He hears. Don't give up your love for Allah, and Allah will never let u down.

answered 10 Alahad7's gravatar image

I have been batteling with depression myself from last 8 years, it's a nasty thing I have had suisidal thoughts and have had same feelings and recently I have discovered that changing my diet has changed my thoughts I have started wheat free diet digested by my dietician and it has completely changed the way I used to think, all of a sudden I feel like there was a blockage in my Mind which had been lifted and I am starting to believe in Allah a lot more and I can understand all tho see verses of Quran that tells us to be patience and believe, I would highly recoment that to anyone struggling with depression. The truth is wheat is full of toxins and when we eat we really need to be highly physically active to be able to get rid of all the toxins but if not it makes our body toxi which makes out thoughts toxic you need to keep your immune system clean in order to have cleaner healthier thoughts. Please give it a try if possible. May Allah gives you peace. Aameen.

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consult doctor about depression and ask Allah for help always

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