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Mental Health – Part Two

Mental health Disorders Part Two



Feeling Lost

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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Introduction. 5

The reward for being patient with trials and illnesses. 7


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[1]

Abbas Abu Yahya

9th Jumada al-Ulaa 1442 A.H.

Chapter 2

The reward for being patient with trials and illnesses

Allaah Trials a People

From Mahmood bin Labeed that the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

إذا أحب الله قوما ابتلاهم ، فمن صبر فله الصبر ، ومن جزع فله الجزع

‘If Allaah loves a people He trials them, whosoever is patient then Allaah gives him patience, and who ever is impatient then He gives him impatience.’[2]

From Abu Sa’eed and Abu Hurairah -RadhiAllaahu anhu- that the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said:

ما يصيب المسلم من نصب و لا وصب و لا هم و لا حزن و لا أذى و لا غم حتى الشوكة يشاكها إلا كفر الله بها من خطاياه

‘A Muslim is not afflicted with hardships, nor disease, or sorrow, or sadness, nor any harm and distress, even if he is pricked by a thorn except that Allaah expiates from his sins.’[3]


From Abu Saeed al Khudri -Radhi Allaah anhu- that the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ said

” صُداعُ المؤمنِ ، أو شوكةٌ يُشاكُها ، أو شيءٌ يُؤذيه ؛ يرفعُه اللهُ بها يومً القيامةٍ درجةً ، ويُكفِّرُ عنه بها ذنوبَه “.

‘The headache of the Believer, or a thorn that pricks him, or anything that harms him, then due to that, Allaah raises him a grade on the day of Judgement, and expiates from him his sins.’[4]

Patience with Calamities

From Anas bin Malik -RadhiAllaahu anhu- who said that the Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said:

(إذا ابتلى الله العبد المسلم ببلاء في جسده قال الله : اكتب له صالح عمله الذي كان يعمله فإن شفاه غسله وطهره وإن قبضه غفر له ورحمه)

‘If Allaah trials His Muslim slave with a trial and affliction in his body, then Allaah says: write down the good deeds which he used to do, if he is cured, wash him and purify him and if he is taken up then Allaah forgives him and has mercy on him. ‘[5]

From Abdullaah bin Amr who said that the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said:

“ إذا اشتكى العبد المسلم قال الله تعالى للذين يكتبون : اكتبوا له أفضل ما كان  يعمل إذا كان طلقا حتى أطلقه “ .

‘When a Muslim slave of Allaah, suffers from an illness, Allaah Ta’ala says to the Angels who write down deeds, ‘write down the best of the deeds which he used to perform – until I cure him.’[6]

From Abu Musa that the Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam  said:

(لا يصيب عبداً نكبة فما فوقها أو دونها إلا بذنب وما يعفو الله عنه أكثر)

‘A slave of Allaah is not afflicted with a calamity and what is more or less than that except due to a sin and what Allaah pardons is even more.’[7]

From Aeysha -RadhiAllahu anha- that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

“ما من مُصِيبَةٍ يُصَابُ بها الْمُسْلِمُ إلا كُفِّرَ بها عنه، حتى الشَّوْكَةِ يُشَاكُهَا “.

‘There is no calamity which afflicts a Muslim except that it is an expiation for him, even if a thorn pricks him.’[8]

 Imam Nawawi -Rahimahullaah- said:

” فيه تكفير الخطايا بالأمراض والأسقام ومصائب الدنيا وهمومها وإن قلت مشقتها،وفيه رفع الدرجات بهذه الأمور وزيادة الحسنات،وهذا هو الصحيح الذي عليه جماهير العلماء “.

‘In this there is an expiation of mistakes by illnesses, diseases, worldly calamities and its sadness, even if they are only a little.

The grade of a person is raised with these matters and there is an increase of reward for good deeds. This is what is correct and what the majority of the scholars are upon.’[9]

From Ibn Mas’ood -RadhiAllaahu anhu- who said that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said :

 « ما من مسلم يصيبه أذى من مرض فما سواه إلا حط الله به من سيئاته كما تحط الشحرة من ورقها »

‘There is no Muslim who is afflicted with harm from an illness or any other matter except that Allaah takes away from his sins just like a tree drops its leaves. [10]

All Praise belongs to Allaah, may His peace

and blessings be upon our final

Prophet Muhammad, his

family, his companions

and all those who

follow his


[1] May Allaah the Almighty reward with goodness all those who aided me in this work.

[2] [Taken from: ‘Saheeh Targheeb wa Tarheeb’ Albaani declared it Saheeh 3/331/3406]

[3] [Collected by Bukhari & Muslim]

[4] [Collected by Ibn Abi Duniya and its narrators are trustworthy. Al-Albaani graded it Hasan in Saheeh Targheeb wa Tarheeb no. 3434]

[5] [Collected by Ahmad & Albaani declared it to be Hasan in Saheeh al-Jamia’ & Saheeh Targheeb wa Tarheeb 3/185] 

[6] [Collected by Ahmad, Abu Na’eem in ‘al-Hileeyah’ & Al-Albaani said its Isnaad is Saheeh in Saheehah no. 1232]

[7] [Tirmidhi and it was declared as Hasan by Albani in Saheeh al-Jami’ 7609]

[8] [Collected by Bukhari and Muslim]

[9] [Sharh Saheeh Muslim 16/128]

[10] [Collected by Muslim]