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I am a middle-aged Muslim woman suffering from depression.

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I am a middleaged Muslim woman suffering from depression. I
have lost hope in everything. I desperately need to speak to someone.
Whom do I turn to?

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The Quran and Ahadith are replete with advice of being positive and hopeful. We commence reciting the Quran with:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

“In the name of Allah the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful”.

The two qualities of Allah inspire us with hope and mercy. Allah Ta`ala says:

{عَسَى أَنْ تَكْرَهُوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَكُمْ} [البقرة: 216]

“It may be that you dislike something that is good for you”.

Firstly, pick yourself up. Know your worth and value. Start loving yourself first and be positive. A successful person is he who wakes up after falling. Falling is not a failure. It is a stage of success.  We understand you require assistance. That attitude and approach is correct and a road to addressing your difficulty.

If you are from South Africa, you may contact the women desk at Jamiatul Ulama KZN.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hafizurrahman Fatehmahomed

Student Darul Iftaa
Netherlands

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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This answer was collected from AnswersToFatawa.com, which no longer exists. It was established by Moulana Hafizurrahman Fatehmahomed. He graduated from Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda, Blackburn, UK with a distinction in Alimiyyah degree. He thereafter traveled to Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah, Durban, South Africa, to train as a Mufti under Mufti Ebrahim Desai (rah) and Mufti Husain Kadodia.

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