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Last updated: 18th April 2006
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18th April 2006


i have a very important question and would be gratefull if you could answer it.


i would like to know if anti-depresant tablets are allowed in islam, if it is no then i would like to know why please, if that is possible.

i know that anti depressants are a form of relaxing the mind, however more importantly i know that zikr, the rememberance of allah creates unity and peace with the heart. if so can you please provide me with some essentail zikr's that i may provide to a depressed person.


Your brother


Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

1) Medication is permissible. If the medication has some drowsy effect then it should be taken only when necessary and with the advise of a physician.

2) You have also requested a dua for depression.

After every Fardh Salaah, place your right hand on your forehead and read,

اللهم انى اعوذ بك من الهم والحزن

"Allahumma inni- a'uzoobika Minal Hammi-wal-huzni." (one is asking Allah Ta'ala for protection from worry and depression)

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.

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4th March 2008
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