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Living with Depression and Islam

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Every morning I wake up and wish I hadn’t.

The months, weeks and days pass with me wishing it’ll be the last, and yet there’s no end.

At nighttime I cry faintly into my pillow with tears streaming down my cheeks. I whimper in pain, attempting to suppress the sounds that leave my room; I don’t want my family to hear.

I whisper, “Oh Allah, I don’t want to live anymore. Oh Allah, please, I don’t want to live anymore.”

I feel broken. I feel alone. I feel empty inside. I am in pain and numb at the same time. Perhaps my pain is so much now that I can no longer distinguish it. It is a physical pain—a weight on my chest crushing my existence, crushing my hopes and dreams.

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India’s government bears poverty burden (Video)

info-pictogram1 The United Nations says that one third of the world’s extreme poor – people who earn less than $1 a day – live in India. The government has been trying to halve the number of people living in abject poverty. But as Al Jazeera’s Nidhi Dutt reports, living above the poverty line does not always mean a better life.