Sound Vision, Khalil Center and Benedictine University MSA are partnering together to host a Muslim Mental Health Conference: You Are Not Alone! On February 16th, 2019
LIFE IS TOUGH! There is no other way to put it. Allah SWT talks about the hardships of life in Surah Al-Baqra Ayah 214:
"Or you think that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty, ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who had faith with him said, 'When will the Help of Allah come?' Yes! Indeed Allah's help is close!"
We tend to believe that the ones with the highest of faith will not suffer through any type of depression or sadness. But is that true? Does that mean shaytan leave us alone after we become consistent with prayer? Or did the Prophet (PBUH) not suffer through any sadness or depression after experiencing fatherlessness, poverty and the loss of his mother and grandfather all at the age of eight? We live in a highly digital era which allows us to believe in instant gratification and an escape to ever face the sad reality of our lives. Lack of understanding of the normality of hardship, loss, and sorrow in life takes a toll on us and our relationships. During tough times we forget how our spiritual wellness has a connection to our mental wellness. The Muslim Mental Health Conference will discuss these issues. And most of all remind us that You Are Not Alone!