Mental health, Weed & Stigma
Channel: Yahya Ibrahim
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when you play law or Sudoku films and alima amudha always and forever We begin with the praise of Allah. We send our prayers of peace upon our Navy, Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we testify that none is worthy of worship a lot. And then our Navy is a law while he was setting them as his worshipping slave and final messenger. I always remind myself and you have Eliza Jen, I pray that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah inheriting myself and you have greater consciousness awareness telkwa that we grow to love Allah subhana wa tada to fear Him and to have greater hope and his mercy gendo Allah. I bet the villa once again a new academic year dawns upon us here at Curtin University and
this is a blessing from Allah subhana wa Tada. In beginning I pray that Allah subhana wa Taala allows those who have come to us from international destinations, that a lot protects them and returns them back to their families after completing their studies with success. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make easy the time that they spend with us here and those who are local to us here in our community in Perth, may Allah subhana wa tada make us role models and examples for the believers wherever they may be a lot of them. I mean,
my discussion is a timely discussion, I believe it's an important one. And it's one that sadly there is a lot of stigma that it's attached to it.
There are different pieces that I've written on mental health and mental illness as it relates to Islam and in particular for the month of Ramadan. So you can google those on your own time to get a little bit more depth to this discussion. But mental health is one of the most serious concerns that human beings in particular living in the West struggle with. And statistically by the numbers of people, we're seated here in the hundreds martial law, all of us are seeking undergraduate studies, graduate studies, there are those of us who are faculty and tenure, statistically speaking amongst us that there is a percentage of people who are suffering from an illness that they may
Find within themselves as self stigmatization that they don't seek treatment for. And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters that our Lord tells us and gives us many clues into the whole on that one of the tests of life
is that we are hurdled by different levels of harm and difficulty. The law says, as in sort of a wet and blue and knuckle and this is with lemon, you know, it's an indication that this is something that will definitely happen. And of the first things that a law speaks about his elbow. And another way of saying the word hope is distress and anxiousness. Another way of saying it, is to have this sense of fear of something. And it's not just how does it relate to life and death, you need to use this.
It's not just that it relates to martial law near myself now.
It's not just that it relates to life and death in general. But how is the sense of
fear that at times is internal that may be detached to a realization. And notice our idea some A lot of you a certain level, that he has many in vocations where he's books that speaks about 11. When hasn't, where he speaks about how, when he asked the last panel Metallica to protect him and his own man, from these things that are a natural byproduct of human experience. Each and every one of us in this room has experienced a level of depression, notice the word I said level.
Some of us it's more acute than others. Some of us It may be more prolonged than others. And clinical depression is where that depression sets in for an extended period of time, that at times a person feels they can't get out of bed. They don't want to change their clothes, they find it difficult to do the normal functions that they have normally done. And so count on me an ad that each and every year that I've been channeling here at our university, there were moments that I would be called to either mentally health services, or to one of the dormitories or by a group of other Muslim concerned brothers and sisters, for a fellow students male, usually moreso than female,
about a struggle that they're having to come to reality,
to the issues that they are dealing with and to seek the help that they can be provided. So I wish to speak about two important points in childhood. The first important point is the effect of drugs in general, you're going to
get the drugs or
something. We're the people who pray, we're the people who left our classes to come to the masala
one of the most difficult aspects
being involved in a community is to see the best and the worst.
And I can say to you, my dear brothers, him but if in doubt, the worst experiences is to see somebody who is young at the beginning of their life, that a course of choice that they made, takes them from a place where they can attain great success to making a small decision of taking one particular puff of marijuana, Ganja, spliff, whatever you want to call it, and you can save
a lot of coffee.
And I say to you, Well, lucky if you know, and I'm sure you know more than I know
of what occurs within our communities, you will come to this realization that a lot of the soft drugs as they're referred to are gateways to severe problems later. One of the things that's rarely spoken about is the psychosis that people experience in their advanced years of 2526 30 years old, 40 years old as an effect of having consumed cannabis in their young teenage years. And I say to you, for each and every one of you who have come to Level A lot has protected there are one or to others who are struggling with this issue. And each and every one of you here in this room, if I was to ask you, have you experienced another Muslim, that you know a person who you've seen and know by
name, who was involved in this, each and every one of you in your mind, you will say yes, I know a brother. I know my sister who has been involved in this kind of thing. But the effect of it is not just immediate, it has that compounding effect of psychosis later on in life. There's so much research
That comes out of Sweden and other places that a lot of
mental health issues that are associated with young people today is in direct correlation to that consumption. For some people, they think, Oh, it's you know, medicinal value, and it calms me down and allows me to detach from some of the difficulties that I'm having. And I say to you by a loss of kind of what to add up, that this was never a solution. The second important point, and I will come back to the first in chocolate bar, is that there's a difference between feeling unhappy, feeling unwell, and being clinically unwell. And I want you to know that there will be people that you meet each and every day who are struggling in life. The last few days, we've heard of the use of a young
man similar to the age of many of you in your undergraduate years, a young Muslim boy, young Muslim adult, who may Allah Subhana, Allah forgive him, took his own life.
And he took his own life because the struggle to deal with the pain that he was experiencing, and the loss of certain things in his family was too much to bear. If you go to my Facebook page, you see I spoke a little bit about what we consider of that individual, and that we ask Allah subhanaw taala for his mercy, and that's a lot of genetics, is something that is still performed for them. And may Allah subhanaw taala grant of freedom of this signal and error in the data they meet him. So
how do we deal with people who find themselves struggling in life?
How do I deal with the struggles that I experience in life?
How do we understand the verse in the middle and at the end of sort of the buffer that you can do from what I love doesn't give a burden a person more than they can withstand? And a time two teams that my life that the waves are crushing and the difficulties are coming? Notice the most difficult years of the life of the prophets I send them are not referred to as I add it up, it's I'm and who's the year where the prophets I send them his wife passed away is not referred to as the year of difficult. It's referred to as the year of sadness. The prophets I sent them experience great sadness in his life, great grief in his life. So a lot of it was in fact the death of his son and
the prophets. I send them very fine, but his children may Allah Subhana, Allah protect you and I from this window of India. Could you imagine prophet Yahoo Valley is saying in the magical bethey where, who's me a lot, I complain, I raised my anguish, my husband, my sadness, my soul to a wall.
What I mean, and because his eyes turned blank, unable to see because of the sadness he experienced, what was inside had a physical manifestation, a psychosomatic manifestation.
And I want you to know that what is in your heart affects what you say in what you do, and how much you eat and how much you sleep and it puts stress in your other activities in life.
And therefore there must be a solution. And the solution is twofold. The first solution is the solution with a loss of contact with our island as soon as a garden of Eden so Bonnie Watson also says LLB degree law he broke my rule, that surely it is with the remembrance of a law that hearts can find ease. And I don't want you to think what I'm saying to you is, you can just make me to wish your sadness away. That
what it means is, is that the thickness to be a reminder to you that there is something greater than you the moment you and I will stand up for saw that. What is going to summon you to prayer, listen to the rituals that mindfulness have already had, that it's not what you do, but why, why the movements are slow down. Why do we say the things we do? What is the conscious awareness that you should have in your environment to a lot is what saves you from giving up hope for the idea and again, I saw for either unforeseen, say to them to my servant, who has given overlaps and trespassed things and they've already gone away. They've already stepped away from a lack of nothing, don't
despair. Don't give up and as far away as you've gone as many things as you've experienced as difficult is likely to become less of nothing. When we're talking about the law.
A lot of mercy is greater than all things.
What does it mean when we say an epidemic
What is the Vic? The proof is know that it's for things to tell you something you don't know and therefore or advocate of hacky things I don't know a lot even to our psi send them Shariati Islam. Number two things, you know, but you forgot.
Number three things you know, but pretending you forgot sometimes you know, but it just takes that one person to remind you to wake you up although you know, you might even know better than them. When they give any method call them farewell. mean the reminder benefits only the believers those who have faith in Aqua are the ones who have benefits and problems. And fourth, and finally the leak is meant to be the remembrance of a loss of kinda was added that we will stand before
the economy is going to be called and the first thing that will be said is Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.
Nothing is greater in my life than the law. No harm, no hurt, except the law is greater than no difficulty, except the law is more manifested in nothing that I've achieved of success, except it's because of the greatness that a law allowed me to take from him subconto with our island.
Therefore, you testify in the lion's den media that you're here you have between you and a law. And you assume the path of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you come to life through this for that high yada, yada, meaning that you were in a state of death.
I think it would be a lot more enjoyable, he would say a NASA neon, mankind or slumbering asleep.
When that massive spike for the moon sadly, for some, it's only when they die, they wake up. It's only when they return to a law, they recognize what they forgot.
And therefore law says hi, yah, come alive, wake up. Hi, yada, yada. Pay attention in the spring of it. I know that this is where your successive parliament is flooded your prayer to stand before a law has now been established.
A lawful article. So you stand with an open heart. And you begin to ask a lot of kind of a toddler to guide you to a path. Think of that evaluation that you've performed. Think about standing tall before a lot. Think about the first thing you say and so that
What do you mean, I asked a lot for his protection. It means I know I'm weak and somebody needs to protect me I'm as strong as I am as intelligent as I am as rich as I am as much wealth and power and authority as I have in front of a lot I am and for you.
I'm the one in need. I will do the outward. I asked him for your protection. Big now I know it's only with a law, that if I turn to anything, anyone any other avenue other than a law, it is destined to fail if I put my hope completely in other than a law, it is bereft of good.
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to read within the hearts of the believers. Depression, sadness and separation from a lot
to strip them away of recognizing that with a law is that ever return with a law is the mind that we seek.
And therefore the first level of cure of self medication? Is the remembrance of Allah not just honoring that event of the law but pondering its magnificence. Its meaning what is that? It is a law show in your life? How does it take form and play? Where is it evidence? Is it that you now have a log when you're sitting with those who you shouldn't be sitting with? Is it letting you down in the law when you're poisoning your soul with what your eye is doing? Is it law the law in the law where you let your tongue loose in our laws and in the gossip towards others? Is it really not in the law that is in your heart as you sleep through fetish isn't really learning the law that you think
saying it on its own will benefit you if your wealth is confused with the buying and the selling of Holloman alone.
And therefore that that is the law that we see how you go my father nice whenever you the greatest thing anybody any human being all of the problems of understanding is that statement. In fact, even you know, linguists we talk about the lullaby sound, all languages of the world. The first thing that babies speak is the Lola love you in Russia comment on what gives you a beautiful channel, they will begin to babble bla bla bla they This is the sound law in English
For us, it is a very fun and very easy sound, every language in the world makes it
because it is a recognition of our towhee the velocity kind of went to Ireland. It is from the fifth law that he added.
folks have a nasty idea.
So think of the word, and not just the statement that is made by the tongue. But the second level of cure is that of specialists. So Pamela, regularly, I'll get people who will send me SMS or emails and they'll say, Jeff, does somebody do Rukia? Do you know somebody who can read for my brother, he's got some problem. We don't know what's wrong with him. He's changed.
And the first thought in people's mind is it has to be something spiritual. So kind of law itself with educated people, doctors, PhDs, and I've stopped with them. I've spoken to them. And they say, my son Xu, Fei, he used to be your student today, can you do something? And they say, okay, have you thought about other things other than Jani is within sadly, it is a mistake. Sadly, within our community of Muslims, it is easier for a Muslim to believe that an unseen
lives in a human than for them to say my son has a mental health issue. Well, sometimes you find it so difficult to say to an educated brother, educated sister.
There's no gene living inside your son.
Your son needs to go to a hospital. He needs to be seen by a clinician is missing a chemical? It's like any other illness. Statistically in the world. There are people who are missing things. If your son had a cancer that was growing, if your son had another ailment would you not visit is no no. It has to be an Amanda Nash.
In our we don't have an image.
multinational dimensional, we don't have anybody who's crazy. Yeah.
To see, help
is an important tradition from the tsunami of our Navy, Mohammed, Salah, love it.
There is no stigma within our community to ask for help to go to counseling services to speak to someone who is a trained professional Muslim or not. And there are Muslim psychiatry's who live amongst us there are some in Rockingham some in South Perth and if you need that, let me know that our training helps counsellors and psychologists
These are not things that are beyond our community and if you look outside our community there is no power but you have in your mind that this is something we can't ask for help there there's no cure for it it's been a cure just read online for him. Give him some reason
he's going to
die we do this we do this and we do the or and but we see the doctor What else do we aspire to take the means to success the meanings to a cure is part of the cure.
And our treatment and healing is with a lot wait a minute to for homework it is a long piece of secure but it's a lot to be taught I lemon
I lemon inside m&m yada who taught mankind what they didn't know it's all from a mobile love will vote only during mineralium and above every specialization in knowledge you returned to the knowledge of a law to kind of
mask a loss of kind of autonomy to open our hearts
and I see and I say to you my dear brothers look after each other
when the prophets I sent him you know we'd like to have where these buttons and insurance might show up smiling sooner. Russia it's beautiful to say man
Why are you smiling should never Sumo can be watching in the future if he saw that but why is it silica because that person had you out there anyone you turned away maybe that what they're feeling grows more
us was up so do renounce there is Westwater within our chest within our within our beam. There was one of the maps and the West was out of the Shea Thawne
We ask Allah subhana wa ala to remove and have more
as the loss of karma die that he had found it better to remove any tribulations and hardships than a loss of kinda without that removes anxiety and fear and hope for our lives and from those that we love. That's the loss of kindness that protects our young and old from the scourge of drugs and cannabis. We pray the loss of kind of metallic heals our homes and our communities.
Finally, my dear brothers and sisters, I wish to share
some of the
Sahaba who experienced mental health issues come along. I worry about the law of mine who he reports that in the ears of poverty in Medina when he first came into Islam four years before the death of the prophets, I send them around the time of the Aqua zap and the Confederates surrounding Medina, he said that food was so scarce that because of my malnutrition, I used to fall on the ground in a feet. I used to fall on the ground, and I would shake. And people when they would see me, they would say, something must have bothered him. Why is he doing this?
And I had no mess. I had no there wasn't in any shape, or anything like it was a jeweler. It was hunger that affected me in this way.
There was one of the women of the unsought she came to the province. I said, this is also in the region Mohan. She said, Yeah, I was full of love. So I sent him I have a sidebar, I have epileptic seizures, that at times my brain that, you know, something happens to me that I fall on the ground when I take a shower. And because I'm in that state, sometimes my body, it may become uncovered. And this is after the verses of a Puja, or messenger of Allah ask a lot of human, the prophets I sent them said, I will ask a lot to heal you. Or I will ask you to be patient. And I will ask a law that you be patient and it's your reason for gentlemen. And I share this with you that those who struggle
with a mental health issue, and those who have to take its medicine and it's a lifelong journey of dealing with anxiety, or fear, fear of getting on a plane, or fear of being in close surroundings or fearing of failure and, you know, missing test after test. Because if I go I'm gonna fail, I would rather you know, drop the year that you know, somebody who struggles with this includes their trust in a law and shows that patients with a loss of power that we want to honor that there is reward in them I saw the owner often believe that the patient ones are those who get a reward with a law unaccounted for infant so she said O Messenger of Allah make sure that my clothing doesn't leave me
if this happens then I will be punished
and the profit made
in the authentic hadith of any man. There was a woman in the people of Medina that they said that in her most in her brain was a defect that can that can just baffled. You know sometimes you see somebody just babbling talking and can't stop. So one day is the puppet I said, How are Devin msgid
this woman stopped it and she said yeah, I'm going to make a kelemen on messenger of Allah yeah oh prophet of Allah. We for one word with you. He said when we thought he was when he can imagine some
wealth of a man having an booboo as a woman. She says always in your Villa, I need to have a word with you. She that one we just can't stop talking. He said come to the side of the road so we don't block anyone.
Even the right of way, come to the side and take many words and he stood with her from womb to us. So the law he was showing us the importance of supporting others who find it difficult to struggle not to make them feel that they're unwelcoming unwell, that it is our right
as Muslims upon each other to assist each other in our difficulties and in our times with me.
And for the prophets of Allah wa USA gem who is busier, has a more important duty and time and task than you and I to take from Boca to Lhasa to listen to the ramblings of a woman. It teaches us the ethics of being in the assistance of others. And finally, I leave you with a thief about a lot when he was saying where he would make your act robot.
And I want you to consider the words of the prophets of Allah
that the prophets I send them would say a lot of men in the room
may have helped me when
I asked only you for this refuge, meaning that with a loss of kinda without that there is a power to assist us to overcome and help with that.
Which brings depression and that which brings sorrow, and therefore all clinicians, psychiatrists and psychologists will tell you, that for you to have an attitudinal shift for you to believe I can be better is the first step for you having a more productive lifestyle than not. Anytime you have the love, you find yourself and this is for all of us. Anytime you find yourself difficult to get yourself motivated, do the three recommended statements act, get up and do something?
Be law, get involved with other people. Be in the service of others. Don't just make it about yourself. Because when you serve others a law center was to serve you when you serve others you feel good about what you don't have you first serve others Allah puts in your heart rushman and committed get involved with something each and every day.
Have a routine a weirdly diverse count in the morning as God in the evening grand prayer in the ministry perfect your prayer limit you for each out, meet certain people throughout your day set up a support network that will assist you in language you see, I pray the loss of countdown which opens our hearts and makes us those who are sources of guidance at ease for other people's difficulties and discomfort. A lot of them they said
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