If someone is depressed and desperate, is it permissible to say, “No one can help me“?
Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.
I pray you are well.
Yes, such a statement is permissible as it is an expression of what one feels. All things are in the hands of Allah, and sometimes, the end of a trial is not immediate. It is normal to feel like no one can remove the trial for one in such situations.
This is not a denial of Allah’s care and concern. Believers know that Allah looks after His servants – even when trials persist. In fact, people are usually at their most sincere in the middle of tests. They realize they are weak individuals, and from there, they learn to turn to Allah and hope in His favor.
Please seek some professional help for your depression. It might be not easy, but it could be the means to healing.
May Allah grant you complete wellbeing in this life and the next.
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History, he moved to Damascus in 2007, where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital. He was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.