I have schizophrenia but I have found the solution that
helps me. There are times when this solution is too difficult especially when
one in overwhelmed. But there will come a time when things become easier. For
the parents or family, please be patient, things will become better God
willing. The important thing to remind oneself or if one has a relative that is
effected by schizophrenia is that Allah/God is ONE.
The solution that
1. Pray everyday
In Islam, Muslims pray 5 times a day. It may be difficult
for a schizophrenic to perform the rituals correctly but God always has a way
for one to pray. Evens if one is struggling, one should try to perform prayers.
If one canít do it 5 times a day then at least start with one. God will make it
easier upon you Godwilling.
2. Write in a book to
God about your life.
This will help one remember the good things in your life and
it will help when one is depressed or hearing to many voices. This will help
quiet ones mind and build a connection with God.
3. Reciting Godís
In Islam, God has many names which relate to his
personality. This will help one understand God better which will help you
realize that his with you through your sickness and that he cares for you God
The following are examples are Godís names
God the Merciful : ar-Raheem
God the Healer : al-Qayoom
God the Compassionate : ash-Shafee
Try finding a name that relates to you. With me it is God
the preserver of faith (al- Muqmeen) Reason being is that without him I would
have lost my faith along time ago.
Please note: When one feels up to it, a good idea is to make
relevant prayers by each of Allahís names. For instance God the healer
(al-Qayoom), Here one makes prayers for ones health as well as for oneís family
and friends etc.
To find out more about Godís names follow the link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_God_in_Islam - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_God_in_Islam
4. Read Quran/Surah
Allah is He than whom there is no other god Who knows (all
things) both secret and open; He Most Gracious Most Merciful.
Allah is He other than whom there is no other god the
sovereign, the Holy One, the Source of Peace (and Perfection), The Guardian of
Faith, the Preserver of Safety, the Exalted in Might, the Irresistible, the
Supreme: Glory to Allah! (high is He) above the partners they attribute to Him.
He is Allah, the Creator, the Evolver, the Bestower of Forms
(or colors). To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names: Whatever is in the heavens
and on earth doth declare His Praises and Glory: and He is the exalted in Might
Say, "He is Allah, [who is] One,
Allah, the Eternal Refuge.
He neither begets nor is born,
Nor is there to Him like unto Him."
One also needs medication. You have to find out from a
psychiatrist which medication will suit you. God provided relief so donít
forget to take your meds.
I hope that this information helps you and all those that
suffer from schizophrenia. May Allah be with you God willing.
Peace and Blessings be upon you