Are these my psychological problems or do they have some spiritual basis?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

 I am around 16 years old. From around 2 months, I have been facing many problems. I am feeling lonely, depressed, confused, irritated, disturbed, etc. These increase during college hours. I feel like crying and running away to home. At home, I somewhat get relief. But, again during college hours, these come back.

Are these my psychological problems or do they have some spiritual basis?

I consulted an Alim and he said that it is because of an evil eye.

Please give the proper solution and procedure for it.


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

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

It brings grief to our heart to hear of the complication you are going through. We hope and pray Allah eases your burden, relieves you from your current mental stress.

From the brief explanation you have given us, we suggest that you discuss your issues with your parents. They are your caretakers and your guardians and they have more insight of your emotions and will most probably know the solution for you.  

In many instances, people get confuse with medical related issues and with spiritual issues. Consulting ones physician may be useful and be a solution to the problem.

It is important that you engage yourself in the remembrance of Allah, to recite the Glorious Qur`an, to sit in the company of pious people, and to listen to the speeches of our great Ulema may also help you overcome your anxiety related depression. Allah says:

Remember, in the remembrance of Allah is the solace [, comfort and peace] of the heart[1].



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Immad Bin Arshad

Student Darul Iftaa
California, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1] الا بذكر الله تطمئن القلوب

[Al-Qur`an, 13: 28]