Mental health Disorders – Part Four
فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا
إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا
《So verily, with the hardship, there is relief,
Verily, with the hardship, there is relief 》
[Sharh :5 – 6]
Compiled & Translated
Abbas Abu Yahya
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This is not a medical research paper.
Praise belongs to Allaah, we praise Him, we seek His aid, we seek His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allaah from the evil of our ownselves and the evil of our own actions. Whomsoever Allaah guides there is none to mislead him. Whoever is misguided there is none to guide him except Allaah Alone. I testify that there is none worthy of worship in truth except Allaah and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.
Allaah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala has blessed me with what you find here in your hands dear reader. This is a collection of benefits which Allaah blessed me to compile and translate, with the sole intention of benefitting the Muslims.
From Jaabir bin Abdullaah from the Prophet: –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam:
“Whoever helps his brother at the time of his need, then Allaah helps him at the time of his need.”
Silsilah Saheehah No.2362
By the one in need of Allaah’s Mercy
Abbas Abu Yahya
9th Jumada al-Ulaa 1442 A.H.
Benefits of Eemaan in Qadr
Shaykh Muhammad bin Salih al-Uthaymeen (d.1421 A.H.) -Rahimullaah- said in ‘Sharh al-Aqeedah al-Wasiteeyah’:
‘Having Eemaan in Qadr has benefits, from them are:
1- Qadr is from the perfection of al-Eemaan, and al-Eemaan cannot be complete without it.
2- It is from the perfection of Eemaan in Ruboobeeyah (Allaah’s Lordship), because the Qadr of Allaah is from His Actions.
3- That a person returns all his matters to his Lord; because if he knows that everything is with Allaah’s Qada and His Qadr, then he will return to Allaah in repelling harm for the relief from it, and he will attribute prosperity to Allaah and he will know that this is from the excellence of Allaah upon him.
4- That a person knows his own worth, and he does not become proud when doing good.
5- That afflictions and problems become easier for Allaah’s slave; because if a person knows that it is from Allaah then his afflictions and problems are lessened. As Allaah Ta’ala said:
وَمَن يُؤۡمِنۢ بِٱللَّهِ يَهۡدِ قَلۡبَهُۥۚ
<< Whoever believes in Allaah then his heart is tranquil>> [Taghabun: 11]
6 – Ascribing blessings to the one who renders that blessing, this is because if you did not believe in Qadr you would ascribe blessings to the one whom takes care of giving those blessings, and this is seen a lot amongst those who approach kings, leaders and ministers. If they receive from them what they want they say that the excellence was from them, and they forget the excellence of the Creator Subhanahu.
It is correct that it is obligatory upon a person to be thankful to the people, due to the statement of the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa salam:
ومن أتى إليكم معروفا ؛ فكافئوه
‘Whoever does a favour for you then compensate that person.’ [Saheehah no. 254 & Irwaa No. 1617], however it should be known that the foundation of all foundations is the excellence of Allaah – Azza wa Jal – which Allah placed at the hand of this man.
7 – So that a person can know the wisdom of Allaah – Azza wa Jal -. This is because when he looks into this universe and what occurs in it from amazing, brilliant changes, then he comes to know about the Wisdom of Allaah Azza wa Jal – and this is in contrast to the one who forgets al-Qada and al-Qadr then he does not get this benefit.
A Disliked Qadr
What a person should do if he has been afflicted with Qadr which he dislikes
Shamsuddeen Muhammad bin Abee Bakr Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawzeeyah (d.751 A.H.) -Rahimullaah- said:
‘If a disliked Qadr crosses a person, then he has six considerations:
أَحدهَا مشْهد التَّوْحِيد وَأَن الله هُوَ الَّذِي قدّره وشاءه وخلقه
وَمَا شَاءَ الله كَانَ وَمَا لم يَشَاء لم يكن
The first- consideration is of Tawheed, and that Allaah is the One who destined it for him, willed it for him, and created him. Whatever Allaah wants occurs and whatever Allaah does not want does not occur.
الثَّانِي مشْهد الْعدْل وَأَنه مَاض فِيهِ حكمه عدل فِيهِ قَضَاؤُهُ
The second- consideration is of justice, and that it will occur with Allaah’s command. It is just in fulfilling Allaah’s justice.
الثَّالِث مشْهد الرَّحْمَة وَأَن رَحمته فِي هَذَا الْمَقْدُور
غالبه لغضبه وانتقامه وَرَحمته حشوه
The third- consideration is of mercy, and that Allah’s mercy in these types of disliked Qadr can be generally from Allaah’s Anger and recompense, even though, His mercy is present but is hidden and not apparent.
الرَّابِع مشْهد الْحِكْمَة وَأَن حكمته سُبْحَانَهُ اقْتَضَت ذَلِك لم يقدّره
سدى وَلَا قَضَاهُ عَبَثا
The fourth- the consideration of wisdom, that Allaah’s Wisdom -Subhanahu- necessitated this destiny. Allaah did not destine this in vain or command it for no reason.
الْخَامِس مشْهد الْحَمد وَأَن لَهُ سُبْحَانَهُ الْحَمد التَّام على ذَلِك من جَمِيع وجوهه
The fifth- consideration is of Praise, that all complete praise is for Allaah -Subhanahu- for this destined Qadr from whichever way you look at it.
السَّادِس مشْهد العبوديّة وَأَنه عبد مَحْض من كل وَجه تجْرِي عَلَيْهِ أَحْكَام سيّده وأقضيته بِحكم كَونه ملكه وَعَبده فيصرفه تَحت أَحْكَامه القدريّة كَمَا يصرفهُ تَحت أَحْكَامه الدينيّة فَهُوَ مَحل لجَرَيَان هَذِه الْأَحْكَام عَلَيْهِ
The sixth- the consideration of servitude of worship, and that a person is purely a slave of Allaah from every point of view. The regulations of his Master apply to him and are carried out due to him being his master’s possession and His slave. So Allaah disposes him under His destined rulings just as Allaah disposes him under rulings of the Deen, therefore, the slave of Allaah has to conform and proceed with these rulings.
A Good Life
Shaykh Muhammad bin Salih al-Uthaymeen -Rahimahullaah- said:
‘A good life is not as some people perceive it to be, it is thought to be protection from trials, poverty, sickness and grief.
No! On the contrary, what is intended by a good life is that a person possesses a good heart, feels delight (through the expansion of his chest) and is content with Allah’s Qadr (predestined) and His Qada (execution of predestined matters).
Thus, if he is granted good, he is grateful and that is better for him, and if he is afflicted with harm, he is patient, and that is better for him.
قُلْ يَا عِبَادِيَ الَّذِينَ أَسْرَفُوا عَلَى أَنْفُسِهِمْ لَا تَقْنَطُوا مِنْ رَحْمَةِ اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًا إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ
[Surat Az-Zumar 53]
Say: “O ‘Ibâdî (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allaah, verily Allaah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
All Praise belongs to Allaah, may His peace
and blessings be upon our final
Prophet Muhammad, his
family, his companions
and all those who
 May Allaah the Almighty reward with goodness all those who aided me in this work.
 [Taken from ‘Sharh al-Aqeedah al-Wasiteeyah’ by Shaykh Muhammad bin Salih al-Uthaymeen 2/189-190]
 [From: al-Fawaid p.93-94]
 [From ‘Fatawa Islameeya 4/75]
 Translated by Umm Yahya