Namaz kills depression, says Sumbul Iqbal
The death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has sparked fresh discussions about mental health. Popular television actress Sumbul Iqbal has also come forward to speak about mental health issues in Pakistan.
Taking to Instagram, she wrote: “Islam encourages people to stay hopeful even if someone has committed the worst sin or is faced with the most troublesome life event as there is always God’s mercy,” she wrote, before quoting a verse from the Holy Quran.
She continued, “Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. It can make all the difference.”
She further added: “’Namaz kills depression’, ‘Pray to Allah’ or ‘Perform salah.’ Many even go as far as to badmouth mental health professionals with claims that religious scripture is the only answer…” she went on.
Sumbul then mentioned how it’s high time that mental health is taken as seriously as ‘other hurts’.
“Just because the wounds can’t be seen doesn’t mean the injuries don’t exist. If you are willing to see a doctor for that pain, why not talk to a counsellor for the pain in your heart?” she questioned.