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Anxiety disorder and becoming Muslim

Fatwaa ID: 2355

I suffer from a very serious anxiety disorder, this problem has gotten a lot better but it’s still serious and needs treatment or it can worsen,I wanna become a Muslim, but, Muslims believe that Allah has power over all things and they Also believe in QADR (PREDESTINY AND THAT IT CAN’T CHANGE)And I went to a doctor and he said that I should try to avoid entering Islam until my problem is solved I tried believing aswell but I failed and my anxiety got worse And I went to a doctor and he said that I should try to avoid entering Islam until my problem is solved However am I still regarded as a kafir?If I die will I go to jannah or jahnnam?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

May Allaah guide you to the straight path and bless you with peace and comfort in both lives.

Believing that Allaah has power over all things and our belief regarding predestiny are not contradictory to your anxiety disorder. Rather, the genuine belief in such will alleviate and assist in your disorder.

Allaah is our creator. He is our provider and our sustainer. Good health and bad health, both, come from Him. Prosperity and adversity are from Him. No one can do anything without His might and power. No one can benefit or harm except with His permission. He is All-Wise. He does not need anyone yet everyone needs Him. He is the All-Mighty supreme being. We are feeble and in need of Him.

When a person recognizes the grandeur of Allaah and realizes that only Allaah is there for him and can truly benefit him, it pushes him to surrender and trust Allaah. He is in control of our matters. He promised to take care of us. We can place our reliance on Him and we can be rest assured that He will not let us down.

Reflect over the above calmly. Ponder over your reality and then direct your attention to the true reality. Study the beautiful names and attributes of Allaah. This will assist you in recognizing Him and accepting Him. Problems will be there till death. Waiting for a problem to leave or be solved is not a solution. The cure and assistance to your problem is here.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

11/11/1445 AH – 05/19/2024 CE | 1080

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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