The material below is never meant to deny science. We all agree that biological factors, genetics, and brain chemistry must be addressed medically by a psychiatrist. Here, we are only concerned with Negative thoughts, Unhealthy habits, psychological and social factors.
Allah says in Quran:
“Only in the remembrance of Allah will your hearts find peace”
“And We send down of the Quran that which is a cure and mercy”
Every medication and every therapy has side effects except for Ruqiah. It is a free blessing that soothes the soul, and eases the heart and mind. It gets you closer to your true creator in this life and in the hereafter.
Listen to Surah Al-Falaq and Surah Al-Nas all the time on audible speakers with an expected repetition of about a hundred times daily, not 3 times a day. Because, remember, you are not in treatment mode, after the harm has occurred, not in protection mode. Note the difference.
In terms of the protection effect of both surahs, there is an area of overlapping.
Surah Al-Falaq: Recite and listen repeatedly to Surat Al-Falaq if you struggle with Hasad, Nazar, and Sihr. It will cure evil eyes and magic. It will protect you against the Sheitan (the devils), and evil spirits especially when you are targeted at night time.
Surah Al-Nas: Recite and listen repeatedly Surah Al-Nas if you hear whispers, or if you struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder, hallucinations, Schizophrenia, suicidal thoughts, Paranoid personality disorder, or persistent depressive disorder. The majority, if not all, of the voices and whispers that people hear are only from Sheitan. Even if it commands you to do good, it is only to gain your trust and then it gradually turns evil.
A man came to the Prophet and said, “I think thoughts to myself, which I would rather be burnt to a cinder than speak of them.” The Prophet said, “Praise be to Allah, Who has reduced all his [the Shaytan’s] plots to mere whispers.” (Abu Dawood).
If there are evil thoughts stuck in your mind, if you blame yourself and/or others too often, you feel angry all the time, and you feel like you failed in life. Listen to a combination recording of both Surahs. Repeated recitations need to be integrated into your daily life as part of your routine. If you get better and you throw it behind you, you could experience relapse and recurrence.
Prophet Muhammed said, “Allah will forgive my ummah (followers) for any insinuating whispers that may cross their minds, so long as they do not act upon it or speak of it.” (Agreed upon).
What to say to get rid of Depression?
People are used to long answers, but we will keep it short and to the point. Sheitan will get you depressed, isolated, and desperate. This is the advice from the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammed. However this advice is not to substitute your treatment plan, it is meant to be an add-on.
Prophet Muhammed said in this authentic hadith that if any sad or depressed slave of Allah says this prayer, Allah will relieve their worries and replace their sadness with joy: “My lord Allah, I am Your slave, my father is your slave and my mother is your slave. My forehead is in Your Hand (i.e. you have control over me). Your judgement upon me is absolute, and Your Decree upon me is just. I ask You by every Name that You have named Yourself with, revealed in Your Book, taught any one of Your creation, or kept to Yourself in the knowledge of the unseen that is with You, to make the Qur’an the spring of my heart, and the light of my chest, the remover of my sadness, and the reliever of my distress.”
Food for the Mood in Islam
Yes, in Islam there is a special food to fix the mood. It is called Talbina. What is Talbina and how to prepare it?
It is made by heating whole-grain barley flour with water. Some people prepare Talbina with milk instead of water, some like to add honey, black seeds, cinnamon, raisins, dates, cocoa powder, coconuts, or nuts.
Mother Aisha (the wife of the prophet) narrated that she heard God’s messenger say, “Talbina* relieves a broken heart and eases some of its grief.” (Bukhari and Muslim.)
Mother Aisha (the wife of the Prophet) narrated that whenever one of her relatives died, the women assembled and then dispersed (returned to their houses) except her relatives and close friends. She would order that a pot of Talbina be cooked. Then Tharid (a dish prepared from meat and bread) would be prepared and the Talbina would be poured on it. `Aisha would say (to the women), “Eat of it, for I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) saying, ‘The Talbina soothes the heart of the patient and relieves some of his sadness.’ “ Authentic Bukhari and Muslim
If you feel increased Negativity at Home like feeling depressed, the kids fighting with each other, you and your spouse keep arguing… etc., or if you hear loud banging noise at night and you know it is not coming from your neighbor…
Do this: Open all the room’s doors, closets, and cabinets inside the house, Play the Athan in a loud enough voice, then open the house’s door or window (Just one of them). Keep the Athan playing for about five minutes. While the Athan is running in the house, close all doors and windows. Now play Surat Al-Baqarah… enjoy the peace inside your house. We know from the Hadith of Prophet Muhammed that Sheitan runs away from the Athan and that Sheitan can not open closed doors.
What does Islam say about Suicide?
Some inflicted patients are plagued with suicidal thoughts. Islam teaches us to interrupt evil thoughts and terminate them immediately; Hard, sudden, cold stop. Do not entertain evil thoughts but rather program your mind to take over your train of thoughts immediately.
For one afflicted by whisperings say : أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ (A`ūdhu billāhi minash-shayṭānir-rajīm.)
“I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed Shaitan, then spit to your left 3 times (without or with very little saliva droplets). Authentic in the Book of Muslim
Prophet Muhammed said: “He who throws himself off a cliff will be in the Hellfire throwing himself off over and over again for eternity; he who sips poison and kills himself, will be in the Hellfire with his poison in his hand, sipping it over and over again for eternity; and he who kills himself with a piece of iron will be in the Hellfire with his piece of iron in his hand and will be stabbed with it in his abdomen over and over again for eternity.” Authentic (Bukhari & Muslim.)
Prophet Muhammed said: “There was in a previous time a man, who was injured. He then became too anxious. He held a knife and cut his hand. His wound kept bleeding till he died. The Almighty Allah said, “My slave rushed his time, I have made the paradise forbidden on him.” Authentic in the book of Bukhari
What is a Qarin?
Qarin is mentioned repeatedly in the Quran. Qarin means companion. Every single one of us has two companions a Jinn and an angel. This accompanying Qarin lives with you your entire life from birth to death. It will not leave you when you recite the Quran or worship Allah. Qarin is an infidel devil who disbelieves in Allah and dedicates his life to misleading you astray off the straight path. Qarin is a weak Shaitan whose influence is restricted to 2 things only: To whisper evil and depressing thoughts to humans and to act as a spy on patients who visit evil magicians to share the patients’ information with these magicians (explained in detail in the scam Raqi section).
When someone struggles with habitual wrongdoings like excessive anger, it is intensified by the Qarin. Qarin is different and in addition to other devils. When one indulges in sins and follows their desires, the Qarin becomes stronger and can control their life. The repetition of Surat Al-Nas about a hundred times in the morning and the evening is effective in managing Qarin-related disorders.
Prophet Muhammed said: “Every single one of you has an accompanying Jinn (devil). The Sahabah then asked the prophet “Even you too, prophet of Allah?” Prophet Muhammed replied “Even myself, except for Allah helped me against him, so I am unharmed. He could only whisper to me good deeds.”
Qarin could play a role in the following disorders:
Panic attacks, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Paranoid personality disorder, Intermittent explosive disorder (anger), Insomnia, Depression, Avoidant personality disorder, Forgetfulness, pessimism, and deviant hypersexuality.
Myths: I know God will have mercy on me because it wasn’t me who committed these sins. It was rather because of my Qarin Shaitan.
Truths: We are created with an “Override Mode”. We are in the driver’s seat. You can listen to your Qarin and make him stronger or ignore him and make him almost non-existent. Overcoming the whispers and temptations depends on the very little first thought that comes to you, you can either grow it in your brain or just dismiss it.
Prophet Muhammed said “ Shaytan may come to one of you and say, ‘Who created such and such? Who created such and such?’ Until he says, ‘Who created your Lord?!’ If that happens to any of you, let him seek refuge with Allah and put a stop to these thoughts.”
Prophet Muhammad used to ask Allah, I seek refuge in Allah from worry and sadness, from weakness and laziness, from miserliness and cowardice, from being overcome by debt and overpowered by men (i.e. others). Reference: Al-Bukhari
How to handle random thoughts that pop up in my mind?
Everyone of us has 2 invisible companions that feed our train of thought. One is a Shaitan that commands evil and the other is an angel that commands good. When a random thought pops up in your mind, ask yourself immediately: Is this a good or evil thought? If it is a good thought, then it is from your accompanying angel. Do this good idea immediately if you can. For example, you are driving your car and see a very old man you know, shivering in the cold, waiting for the bus. You get the idea to give him a ride with your car. This idea is from your accompanying angel. Do it immediately if possible.
But If an evil thought pops into your mind, then it is from the Qarin Shaitan. This is where all our sins and remorse stem from. Do not entertain this idea. Do not think it over. Put a hard, cold stop to this thought immediately and say firmly: “I seek refuge in Allah against the accursed Shaitan, then spit on your left side (without saliva) 3 times. Do that every single time you get an evil thought even if you are in the middle of your prayers. For example, this woman at work is wearing improper clothes. You get the idea, what if I look? What if do this and that with her. Is this an evil idea? Yes. Then interrupt this thought immediately. If the thought comes again, repeat saying again “I seek refuge in Allah against the accursed Shaitan and spit on your left side 3 times.” and then go make Wudua with cold water and occupy yourself with something different or change your setting altogether.
Allah says in The Believers Chapter, Verses 97, 98 “And say, “My Lord, I seek refuge with You from the urgings of the devils. And I seek refuge with You, my Lord, lest they become present.””