Channel: Faith IQ
How do we deal with thoughts of suicide? The first step is to call out the handiwork your most mortal enemy â Shaitaan â and put suicidal thoughts in their place. They are suggestions of self-destruction from someone who swore to make you destroy yourself through any means possible. Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed shares her insight.
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How do I deal with suicidal thoughts?
One thing we have to realize is that every single one of us has an enemy. And this is an enemy. I'm not talking right now about military enemies, external enemies, I'm actually talking about an enemy who many, many years ago has vowed to attack us from our front and from our back, and from our right and from our left, and that is shaitan. And his army shaitan is always trying to make us fall is always trying to get us off of the trot off of the straight path. But there's something else that shaitan is also always trying to do. And that is he's always trying to make us despair. He's always trying to make us give up. That is his goal. And so a lot of times, what shaitan will do is he will
whisper to us, he will whisper to us self defeating thoughts, things like I'm worthless, I might as well just die. There's no reason for me to live. These kinds of thoughts are very much whispering from the Shaitan shaitan wanting us to give up wanting us to despair, wanting us to be hopeless. And so the best way to combat those thoughts is through the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala and seeking refuge in Allah from shaitan and from his whispers, remember that no matter what you've done, that no matter how hard things get, Allah's mercy is always there, a loss door is always open. And so there's actually never a reason to lose hope there's never a reason to despair. Even a person
who's committed every sin in the book can still turn back to Allah subhanaw taala and repent and no matter what you've gone through in life, Allah subhanaw taala can heal you a lot one of the attributes of Allah subhanaw taala is Al Jabbar. And one of the meanings of this attribute is he is the one he is the healer. He is the one who mens and anything that's broken can be mended by Al Jabbar. So a person should never lose hope and never allow the whispering of shaitan and his army to make that to make that person fall into despair. seek refuge in Allah remember Allah and turn to Him. And if we do that, if we truly do that, then what Allah can do is he can mend anything that's
been broken, broken hearts, broken lives, Allah can mend it, and there's no reason to despair when you have Allah subhanaw taala then you can always turn back to him and allows mercy. It encompasses everything.