Q. Why do so many young people nowadays suffer from anxiety and depression? What is a remedy for this?
A. The anxiety and depression are the effects of the immoral lifestyle of the young people of today. The deluges of filth and immorality of the internet, facebook, pornography, movies, etc., etc. which their brains and hearts ingest spawn the light or little punishment of anxiety and depression. The lack of Deen and the grostesque darkness of the heart stemming from the filthy lifestyle of the young and even the old stupid aunts and uncles, and even grannies and grandads who have become porn addicts, jars mental equilibrium, causing a very mild condition of insanity which the morons term anxiety and depression, and which sometimes culminates in suicide. This ultimate consequence is on the rise among the kuffaar. The anxiety and depression come within the scope of the Qur’aanic Aayat:
“We shall surely give them to taste of the little punishment, other than the greater punishment, for perhaps they may return (to Siraatul Mustaqeem and repent).”
Remember that Deen is not restricted to performing Namaaz. A person whose Imaan is damaged by the satanism of internet filth will be afflicted by depression and anxiety. Nowadays this condition affects numerous young people on account of their evil computer/internet addiction. They soil their eyes, contaminate their hearts and ruin their Imaan with the filth they view on these media. The little punishment of anxiety and depression is therefore to be expected.
As for the remedy: Abandon the internet filth, increase Tilaawat of the Qur’aan Majeed, increase Thikrullaah, perform the Masnoon Sunnah Salaats. Minus roohaani cultivation, there is no cure for anxiety/depression. The harmful drug medication provided by the western psychologists only increase this spiritual disease. It simply aggravates the problem, makes one a drug addict and adds the disease of paranoia. Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:
“Behold! In the Thikr of Allah do hearts find rest.”
Hidaayat (Guidance) is from only Allah Ta’ala. There were some Ambiya who had managed to guide only one person in their entire life. This does not diminish their honoured status by an iota. There were also some Auliya whom no one had ever recognized. A person who is in conflict with the Shariah in any matter is not a kaamil (shaikh) even if he happens to be an embodiment of miracles. Many yogis display an abundance of supernatural feats. Sometimes a person gains guidance from even shaitaan. (Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi)
Q. Is it permissible to feed 20 people at one time for the kaffaarah of a broken oath instead of feeding 10 people twice?
A. It is not permissible to feed 20 people for the Kaffaarah of the Qasam. The same person has to be fed two meals or the Sadqah Fitr amount must be given to one person. Each one of the ten persons should be given the Sadqah Fitr amount or be fed two meals.
Q. Is it permissible to combine Maghrib and Isha’ Salaat due to heavy rain?
A. It is not permissible according to the Hanafi Math-hab to combine two Salaat regardless of heavy rain. According to the Maaliki Math-hab this is permissible for Isha’ which is combined with Maghrib. But there are conditions for the validity of this combination.
Q. Darul Uloom has issued a fatwa saying that it is not permissible to hug/embrace on the day of Eid. Is this correct?
A. The fatwa of Darul Uloom Deoband is nothing new. It is as old as Islam. It is bid’ah (impermissible innovation) to hug and embrace specifically on Eid days as people are doing. The fatwa is correct.
Q. What is the difference between the Arsh and Kursi?
A. Only Allah Ta’ala knows the difference between His Arsh and Kursi. We only know that these are wonderful creations of Allah Ta’ala.