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Insanity, Suicide, Kufr, and the Need for Scholars

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani untangles certain recurring misconceptions regarding insanity, suicide, kufr, how these misconceptions arise, and how to dispel them through knowledge. I’ve been told that people who suffer from mental illness may be exempt from certain aspects of Shari‘a. If that’s the case, why is suicide punishable given that a lot of people that […]

Seeking Out A Culturally-Sensitive Counsellor, by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Working for the SeekersHub Question and Answer service constantly reminds Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil about the importance of looking after our emotional and mental health. So many Muslims around the world are struggling with different forms of psychological imbalance. To name a few: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and so on. These inward fractures mirror […]

Is Bipolar Disorder an Excuse to Not Fast?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. When I get episodes my entire life completely crashes for 6 months. Studies regarding bipolar Muslims fasting stress the chance to fall into an episode again. I take medications daily. I live in a place where fast is up to 21 hours. […]