How may I overcome my problems?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


I have a severe mental illness becuase of which i cannot function. I have psychotic depression and i need to visit a psychiatrist to find out if i have bipolar. I have delusions that people are watching me when there is nobody in sight, and people are trying to kill me. I have paranoia and yesterday i went thru a mental breakdown, when i saw a few guys and i thought they were plotting to get me.

I feel dead because i cannot focus on reality, and i cannot understand people. I am not capable of thinking, i cannot judge anything in reality. I know i have all the wrong feelings and at times i feel crazy, and i feel like i cant stay in my body because its torture. Its tough to keep alive. I am not able to function socially anymore. I cannot go to the mosque, because there are alot of people but i try my best to pray at home.

I cant make a decision inside my mind because i am just not capable right now. My questions is regarding my hypersexuality. At times i feel this crazy feeling for love, and i feel i have to have sex. I cannot marry right now for many reasons, like depression, delusions of people trying to get me, paranoia and doubts about everyone betraying me and backstabbing me, i cant get a job right now etc. What can i do? I have no intention of zina, and i know i shouldnt masturbate(i have control for now) becuase it messes my depression further. What can i do?


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

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We are sad to know of the difficulties you are suffering from. We make dua to Allah that He cures you and grants you a perpetual recovery. Ameen

We advise you refer to your doctor or psychiatrist and follow his guidance.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

AbdulMannan Nizami

Student Darul Iftaa
Chicago, IL, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.