Depression Among Youth
Channel: Hussain Yee
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu. walakum sera rahmatullah wa barakato. We are here today with Dr. Sheikh Hussein Yi for a short task Kyra or shall we call it reminders and today we will be focusing on the silent struggle, which is battling depression within our own minds among youth. Right now we shall begin with that Akshay cinema, ecommerce Matala, Barakatuh and hamdulillah Hamden cars here on the Bambara and V was Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Ali he was so big my battle
to all our dear brothers and sisters, the Weaver wherever you are. With me today, my moderator, brother arm, it's very important for us to understand the reality of life.
People are chatting with us about their experiences about the depression, the anxiety they're having today.
According to the teaching of Islam, Allah the Creator, who knows everything who sees everything have a let an inform us about what is going to happen to all of us who have all the knowledge.
The problem is we don't have the knowledge we don't have the understanding and odd and sometimes we are not prepared.
Example inserted Bukhara the second chapter Allah say,
but the Ottomans bIllahi min ash shaytani R Rajim Walla Walla Combi che Mina Kofi were jaw one Knox Mina Ahmadi were unfazed was Samira. I'm going to attach all of you Allah is telling, he is sure to test us to expose everyone else to this few things in life. Fear, number one, cope to anger,
the laws of job the laws or money
or whatever that we live is getting lesser and lesser from time to time, even the loss of life, I will love one.
Now, at the end of the day, Allah said, what Bashir is so very
glad tiding good news for who, for those who have patient, patient is not just
just do nothing.
And asking Allah for this and you just do what you are able to do.
And that have fit that life move on.
Whatever happened sometimes it's a reminder from Allah
that this is going to happen was is going to come so you get yourself prepared. So when you are prepared for any problem in life, you will never face depression.
Because you already you know, this is coming that is coming again. And no, it's just that you know, COVID is coming. So yeah, prepare yourself in this way. In Islam, the Islamic terms are we acquire criminal law, prevention is always better than cure. People have all this problem depression, anxiety, because they take life for granted. Suddenly, this thing happened. caught them by surprise. They don't know what to do.
Even we don't know what to do. Still, there's a lot of color around you get close to this corner.
When you are negative, get close to people positive. When you don't have the knowledge of how to overcome problem. You don't just keep quiet. You just have to move yourself and get advice. Inshallah you get the wrong the right advice. You know, the right advice must come from Allah, the Creator, and our prophets, Allah, then you see, all the thing that you feel there is a problem is no more of a problem. Or is just part of life. You just have to move on. Have faith in Allah. And try your level best to do whatever you can. But if you keep on entertaining problem without finding the way to move forward the answer. Of course,
when you're alone, especially depression will come more and more. Just have to get out from the environment and mix around with the righteous people. And you will see there's a lot of wisdom behind that. Allah also promises well Maya tequila Hijjah Allah Who Maharajah while you're in high school. This is a promise from the Creator who sees and knows everything. So why can't we just have that fate? Oh Allah. Now I'm going to have Taqwa to you that means I'm going to have faith and be connected to you.
I want to believe in you Allah how
Do I show that I believe in Allah, whatever Allah want me to do, I will do whatever Allah says when is going to happen. That's how I should believe in Allah has
what you call predestination clear.
Then Allah say, I will show you ways to overcome your problem, you have to go back to God,
then you'll find a way.
And I will provide for you, Allahu Akbar.
This is the edit that we want all our young generation to understand.
Because sometimes we thought that we knows better. We think human can help some of them they think human can help us. Nobody can help. Except Almighty Allah, how Nakoda 11.
So we just have to humble ourselves, stay connected to Allah be close to him,
then you see, Inshallah, all the depression anxiety you are facing, or start to is
in the mirror or three years from when there's difficulty here and there, there's always some age waiting for you. You just have to look for it. And that will be my answer. So
I feel JazakAllah higher che. And I feel so assured to have Islam as my religion, it is such a strong pillar for all of us where we tend to always overlook it. Okay. And going back to what you've mentioned,
among our youth today, that could lead to them being depress, there are so many angles. Okay. However, we believe that Islam is here to guide them through costs through hours, till the end of time.
Shall we narrow down to a more specific question, okay. Okay. Firstly, with everything that's going on in the world, you know, news day travels so fast. And
right now, at this moment, our younger generation, our youth, are exposed to so many things, that previously when we I was younger, when you were younger, we wouldn't know what is happening across the world. So this brings to social media influence, and comparisons from what they see in Instagram, in Facebook in Tik Tok. So, I believe that with, with everything that they're exposed to, and they constantly compare themselves to what they always see, which are the only good parts that people are showing, because it is rarely that people will show their worst part or they're down moments. However, the ones viewing will always see ah, how I wish to only be like that, how I wish
to only have what they have, their life is so good. So she may please kind of us. What could you say about that for those that keep comparing and they feel so down and depressed by it.
We know what is happening to the younger generation because of the technology that we are having today. It can be used for good and it could cause harm to all of us. Social media, sometimes it's just a big rubbish bin.
And it's like a toilet everything is there.
Even the thought, how good how how successful you don't know whether it's true or not. What we as a Muslim, must be very grateful to Allah, we have our own media.
The media is from Allah, what Allah said is true to be 100% true about the past lesson learned. So that you prepare for now and then about the future.
So you can you cannot stop them from entertaining the social media you to take door, Instagram, you cannot stop anymore. Is there ready? See, but how do you feel it?
filtering is important. It can come but you just listen, you know you don't benefit you ignore it. If anything you want to compare with what other people is sharing about their success. Know, the challenges and so on. We don't know is real or not. This all is just lip service. Yeah, sometimes they may be real, but what is important, you see how our Prophet who assembled Allah, we all the wisdom is reminding us again, this is like a scarer reminder. The Prophet reminder by seeing if you want to compare
at any time in your life you want to compare with somebody you always compare people who are less
Sir fortunate who are poorer than you, less than you don't compare with people who are higher up than you why then you will
become more grateful are hamdulillah not that bad? If I compare people who are lesser than me worse than me, I'm okay correct.
But if I tried to compare people who are higher we don't know even ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala remind us jambalaya and Allah but don't remember they will come your well your children cannot benefit you. The only thing that really can help you to move forward to face the reality is your faith and your submission to Allah in lemon at Allah with Kelvin Salim Allah say, except those who submit their heart
to Almighty Allah the All Knowing the creator the old saying, so that is how we should prepare ourselves. You want to compare Fana but always compare with people who are lesser, who are worse than you
then you will never be ungrateful.
The guidance is there. But what I'm trying to remind myself and all the young brothers and sister wherever you are, please, any problem you encounter, whatever media that you are exposed to always filter with the Quran and the Sunnah. The authentic sunnah. For a do it Allah so Allah said, you have any problem, go back to my guidance, the Quran
and altered, uncorrupted, pure. And it's from Allah, the Creator, and the teaching of my prophet Muhammad. So Muslims, you will solve all your problems, the big one becomes more Israel Allah, you must have that faith. Now how many young people today
read the Quran and understand
how many of them refer to the media that talk about Allah and the Prophet.
See, only these two will save us from a lot of problem without Allah had promised us but know it Allah Allah so the prophecy if your whole to this to nothing can crap you, nothing can mislead you anymore.
So we know we know the social media are so exposed to social media. We get very tired sometimes, if you want to entertain, and we don't know. The reality of the social media is just hearsay, they say so we just listen, no problem, but don't just believe filthy. How do you feel with the Quran and Sunnah. You see, and then if you are weak,
you must move yourself to a good environment. Get close to the righteous people think that you are confused. Just ask them Insha Allah, you will find the answer that ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala has shown us in the Quran, and the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad, some of us show Allah hamdulillah as you all have heard from che always refer back to the Quran and the Sunnah. And if any of you ever had trouble understanding, you know where to find. It is here at our SODIMM where we have our ASA TISA to help you to understand better, okay, so che tying up to that. So when comparison is one thing, it's one angle from it. Another angle would be most feet, people they feel
they initially started this thing as a hobby, or just for fun to showcase what they can offer. Maybe I am good at drawing, I'll show what I can draw. Maybe I'm good at building something, I'll show what I can do it started off as a hobby, but then slowly they realized that ah, I could make money from this. Okay. And some youngsters do not have the not to say do not have the aspirations. But you can see the numbers of people wanting to be the big four I call it doctors, lawyers, engineers, accountants, you see, they don't look at that anymore. They I want to be an influencer, I want to be famous and say, you know if I can make money doing what I like, you know, so, so this could help
them relieve their financial stress. You see, and with recently MCO most people do not have jobs, and they feel that this is one thing that can give them a stable income. But even so,
When you when, like you've mentioned, che, when you make you make this as your work, then you're open to all this comparison and everything else. Okay? What would you say to youngsters who would like to become the social media influencers?
Is your full time job, Allah
we know what is happening to the mind of the young generation, everybody wants to be famous, popular, in, it's nothing wrong. It's nothing, but you must prepare yourself. You know, this is not the real life. It just for a while you feel good. After some time, the people who will be better than you will come a bit and you'll be left behind.
Nobody's there on the top, always correct. But what is important in life, if you must be contented, we whatever you can do whatever you have, you can move forward, there's nothing wrong. But if you fail, are you going to be depressed because of that? Some people Alhamdulillah they got through. But now me the OBD will have the same kind of result in of what they are doing. You can try your best, but it helps you and Hamdulillah. But always remember, whatever you do, please make sure that it benefits you as an individual is not something that you're trying to portray that it's not correct. Or you're trying to lie, or you're trying to corrupt other people's mind. No.
You're ready to share with anybody what God have given you and be grateful and be thankful. No problem i and that will stop anybody who wants to be raised to be progressive, yet don't do whatever you can. But don't forget the borderline. What is halal halal? What is haram is haram. That's very Don't Cross That River sometime. Because he wants to be famous, you are not telling the truth, the whole truth, you are lying to somebody. So it's not good to lie. One day people will know that you
wouldn't believe in you anymore. So just be truthful.
And be always right, doing the right thing, say the right word. At the right time, right place. All this is very important and be among the right people. There you see everything will move very smoothly. I've seen people where a successful they become very rich, they can have big car, rental car, or branded branded, but they're not happy.
Because that is not
the real happiness. This is just material. It come and go. The more you have, it suddenly is no more with you. You suffer more.
But if you move,
gradually, try your best.
Trying to do whatever work that can bring income to you, to make you comfortable in life. There's nothing wrong.
But don't try to create something
that is not real
and tried to give
false hope to other people.
What is right is right.
Important is if you look at the teaching that Islam is the moderation is at best, a middle way, the middle
or Satya is 100 and Camila as you mentioned check Correct.
People often fail to realize that they can go up so fast. That means they will bound to fall very fast as well. Exactly and all of this that they're doing, it's only for the temporary will before we move on correct. But also it's important to understand that if you can get everything, whatever you really want.
But don't abandon everything. Try and manage to do what you can in life in Islamic principle, Islamic type mindset law you can live for long enough son, it allows Allah Himself said to us that he have no intention to burden us with anything that you can do.
Just do what you can
and be happy
that you will see in shower, but whatever you can do even a bit.
But be consistent
is always beneficial and bring more good results than people who
the like there's a word am the Malay UCC.
didn't even become so.
Just momentarily, ya know?
motivated to do so many things then after, then you by now correct. So everything be modern. And also, please be humble. See
the elderly advice.
Always do that in life. Because experiences in life is important. We have more knowledge, because we're exposed to all this technology information now, but experience wise, we may not have a lot of experience. So the elders have a lot of experiences, seek their advice, share with them, ask them, I believe that the simple way to solve all your problem or come your anxiety, depression is to us, don't keep it to yourself and try to Yeah, thing and find your own way where you are stuck, just go out. If you're not where I want to do
signal, seek advice advice, where they go to take traditional alternative
medicine or you go for normal conventional medicine but your must must look for something you cannot simply take medicine it
is okay that
problem correct and see us people who knows when you don't know. But don't keep it to yourself.
There is the Sunnah Pobla
thing people do not know just something, there was no issue is a small letter, but to you is big because it's something new to you. And we are very young. So we thought that Wow. How can we solve this? What this shows minor for other people? Exactly. That's why you see some 10 thing there's no issue some other people make it a big issue.
When the big issue they forgot?
No, what God because they don't have that understanding.
So in sha Allah, I believe if any of the younger gender having any problem, please don't forget that what you said earlier, that we have an Kadem here is here to serve to help whoever needs
insha Allah one we are open for this. Your mind is open. Your heart is open. Allah will make it easy. I mean, I mean,
I see. So that is the thing that I find Islam to be very, very simple yet comprehensive on how he ties things up how you build small habits, which is the essence of being
is the karma, the calling in Islam. Exactly. And I like how you say, we must consult the elders, for they have more experience than they've been through so much. You know, some youngsters nowadays they might think that our times have changed, you know, you know, they won't know what we are facing now. But in essence, right share the experiences of feelings are the same. Right? Correct. And I believe here you can resonate together. We are We are both from Penang we speak talk and so how can this this one word called em takeaway Lucia B?
Which is correct. The delay also have that provoked that problem correctly to the market gala beta, you McNasty? Correct? It means our elders been to so much they had more salt, they then you've had rice in your life? You see so Subhanallah and advice from to seeking others, you know, advice, it won't harm you one bit. But sometimes I remember when we have a discussion among the group of people not in Malaysia overseas.
Interesting that they shared with me about the younger generation do not want the old dish to be around anymore to get involved in their life, why? They thought that by seeking advice, they will keep on stopping you from doing what you want to do like a barrier like a better deal here to stop you. Oh, cannot cannot more cannot then do is it? Yeah, someday if you get the wrong kind of elderly people and that is what they will advise you.
What they say may have some truth, not the whole truth. They just want you to be alerted correctly or protected. Be careful.
Because sometimes, the situation today is that there's no limit anything everybody
You want to do what you say anybody can do.
But everything there's a limit. Exactly. That limit is important for us to understand to what extent
is he even you want to eat, there's a limit, a time for stop, don't over eat.
Even though exercise stop, doesn't exist, you're yourself to the extent that you injure yourself. Everything, there's a limit.
So I understand some young generation, the young people who express their feelings known very difficult when they talk to their elders, they're always very discouraging, and they don't motivate. They always say no, don't do this. Don't do that as well enough. We don't order no no answer. Of course, the elderly people are so divided in many groups, some who are very wise who have very good knowledge, then they are going to help you, but some may not have that. So, they will just warn you.
Are you careful? Be careful, be careful, so that you do not ever move forward some that that is not good. We hope you asked the elders who have the knowledge, they know what exactly not just and the elders? Correct, correct. Now,
you saw the elders, you want to become a mom, not any elderly people can be Ma, they may not have done exactly. Maybe the younger one have more knowledge than them.
Not the age that count not everything is sometimes is knowledge is for the seeker, nothing to do with H knowledge is for the seeker.
I think today the world have made knowledge so accessible, that everybody can just seek knowledge if they want.
But the younger generation to my experience, they hardly go into that area, seeking knowledge from callers. They go into that site. They always go into the other area where a lot of confusion.
And a lot of people here say you don't know. They confused themselves. We don't know what is right and what is wrong. Sometimes, what is right, it turned out to be wrong. What is wrong turns out to be right. Exactly. No exact so that's why it's very important for us to get the right advice, the right information.
And hamdulillah Don't worry, we are here where Allah give us the energy and the life inshallah we try our best show to help wherever need our help. Sharla that's why we call ourselves a herd
we ever need any help, just don't forget to come contact us. Insha Allah, we try our best. And we pray that Allah Subhana Allah help all of us.
Okay, as you mentioned, limits and various, I feel that they are important. Sometimes not just it's not just that elders do not let us do anything we want. They do they do. And you cannot deny that they do have that sense of care and love for us. They just want to protect us. It's not to stop you completely. If you know everything that something that is that doesn't make sense. Or, you know, it's like you jumping off a cliff? And then, you know, that is indeed not right. The elders will definitely stop you. But in most cases, they will just want to make sure that you do not hit a wall, you say? Correct. Right. Yeah. So that is why as Dr. Shay mentioned, limits and barriers are
essential. So let me give you an example. Which brings us to our next question. When you act without limits. When you put yourself out there in the social media world. You are out there for everyone to see. Correct. Okay, some may support you. And some may go against you. Okay, those that support you, you know, Alhamdulillah you feel good. Okay, hopefully, it it makes you more humble, but not to be more arrogant. But but most of the time nowadays. Right? Very set. You get more negative comments than positive comments, which leads to cyber bullying and online harassment, saying that you're not good. You know, this is not right. That is not right. Why is your face like this? Why are you dress
like this? All that that will affect your mental health and, you know, you know, you've never even met these people in real life, but you let it affect you mentally and you want it affects you mentally. It affects you at home, it affects you at work, it affects you in so many places with your friends with your family. Right, correct. Of course. Exactly. Che So what advice could you give to to all these people that are facing this kind of struggle? Yeah, who
Everyone to expose themselves to the public. In the social media is for the public today. Please be alert and be ready. Because there are three groups of people you encounter. The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.
Exactly. Not everybody will
Amin verse support you or a great review, some may support you, some may criticize you. They're more evil. I know. They just don't like to be there sometime, who is this guy? What is he talking about? So, they may attack you for left and right. So, if you are ready to face all this problem, then go and see. But you must be strong.
But as long as you even then you must make sure you speak what is right.
You only say what is right you do what is right. And the thing that you want to expose to the public. Always make sure your experts what is right and what is positive. Even then people may criticize you. You see, because the bad guy will look from a different angle.
And the ugly one only got snow. My you must always be ready for that.
So I give you one simple example about the elders and the younger one.
If I'm talking to the children, my children example all my grandchildren, all the young children from 15, down with
who liked to play, who don't like to play children very active, especially those below 10. Or more active, they like to jump here climb here, do this do that?
Do they aware about the danger? They don't know? Exactly. They're just full of energy, full of energy, they want to do the run of the jump. But then we adapt? No.
So what should we do? Just leave it like that. So we have to keep on reminding them. Okay, children example.
Where do you like to go and play, I like to play the playground.
we'd like you to go and play before you can play. What should you do, they don't know. They only see that equipment is there and swing is there, you know, some kind of,
of exercise equipment is that they thought that they just use it is okay. But they do not know how to use it.
So normally, I said now, before you want to jump and run around this area, first thing if possible. You just send your group go around the area. And look at the floor, whether there's some
nice sharp, objectively broken glasses tones. If there is pick it up first, alright, throw in the safety. Now you know, the ground that you are going to play is say it was injured yield because you don't have all these broken glasses, nails and so on. But normally people don't look into that
is it so what is going to happen? You start to jump there's a broken glass waiting for you. Your cut your feet, who is going to suffer? But if you will just know.
Alert, check the plays, let them there's nothing wrong for you to play is good. But then you must look at the place first that you interplay. Is it safe for you? Where you feel safe, and the adult also have to look into that too. When you bring the children to play their playground, make sure that first thing you do is check the ground.
Is everything okay? Okay.
And then it save you from a lot of problems. Exactly. No, that's why they say prevention is better than kill. Correct? Correct. Even when the children when the place swing must remember,
anything can happen. accident can happen. It happens so fast.
There will be regret.
So that's why whatever we want to do, we must be aware about the environment that we want to get involved in so that we all will enjoy playing and You're safe. You're happy. No medica injured. Just an example. All right, well hon Allah Subhana Allah, exactly. So based on what che said, Okay, such invite insightful advices for us that could be carried down not just that could be applied not just here, but also for generations to come. You know, circumstances might change, but experiences will always be the same direction, right? Yes, exactly. So as such, we would like to thank Shay, and we all offered Baraka in everything that you do share.
mean for generations to come? And let's wrap this up until we meet again. Okay, shall we end with the topic if Allah Subhana Allah Houma will be happy Gurkha ilaha illa Anta Asuka wa to be like a Salaam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Qualcomm Santa Marta matola work at