إِنِّي لَأُصَابُ بِالْمُصِيبَةِ فَأَحْمَدُ اللَّهَ عَلَيْهَا أَرْبَعَ مَرَّاتٍ أَحْمَدُ إِذْ لَمْ يَكُنْ أَعْظَمَ مِنْهَا
وَأَحْمَدُ إِذْ رَزَقَنِي الصَّبْرَ عَلَيْهَا وَأَحْمَدُ إِذْ وَفَّقَنِي لِلِاسْتِرْجَاعِ لِمَا أَرْجُو مِنَ الثَّوَابِ
وَأَحْمَدُ إِذْ لَمْ يَجْعَلْهَا فِي دِينِي
If I am afflicted with a calamity, then I praise Allah four times. I praise him that it was not worse than it was. I praise him when he provides me with patience to bear it. I praise him when he guides me to supplicate appropriately and hoping for reward, and I praise him for not making it a calamity in my religion.
Siyar A’lām al-Nubalā’ 4/105
Please find below an excellent video for treatment of Depression in Islam. Please listen to this lecture with open mind. The supplications for treatment are incredible.
The lecture reaffirms your belief in Tawheed.
Eating Disorders and depression are related. Studies show that a high percentage of people with an eating disorder will experience increased levels of anxiety and depression. Eating disorders and anxiety/depression have some common risk factors. Alhamdulilah, depression, anxiety and eating disorders are all conditions that can be treated effectively. We hope you’ll find the lecture useful in your journey to healing and recovery.
The Recommended Supplications by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) on treatment of Depression. Theses supplications come in lecture at 12:00. Please do listen to them. These verses are very effective in curing depression/anxiety/grief/distress.
أَللَّهُ أَللَّهُ رَبِّي لَا أُشْرِكُ بِهِ شَيْئًا
“Allahu Allahu Rabbi Laa Ushriku Bihi Shai’a”
Allah Allah , My Lord! I do not associate anything as a partner/co-equal with Him!
(None has the right to be worshipped but Allah the Incomparably Great, the Compassionate. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah the Rubb of the Mighty Throne. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah the Rubb of the heavens, the Rubb of the earth, and the Rubb of the Honourable Throne).
Ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي عَبْدُكَ وَابْنُ عَبْدِكَ وَابْنُ أَمَتِكَ نَاصِيَتِي بِيَدِكَ مَاضٍ فِيَّ حُكْمُكَ عَدْلٌ فِيَّ قَضَاؤُكَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ سَمَّيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ أَوْ عَلَّمْتَهُ أَحَدًا مِنْ خَلْقِكَ أَوْ أَنْزَلْتَهُ فِي كِتَابِكَ أَوْ اسْتَأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِي عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ عِنْدَكَ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ الْقُرْآنَ رَبِيعَ قَلْبِي وَنُورَ صَدْرِي وَجِلَاءَ حُزْنِي وَذَهَابَ هَمِّي
O Allah, I am your servant, the son of your servant, the son of your maidservant. My forelock is in your hand, your command concerning me prevails, and your decision concerning me is just. I call upon you by every one of the beautiful names with which you have described yourself, or which you have revealed in your Book, or you have taught to any of your creatures, or which you have chosen to keep in the knowledge of the unseen with you, to make the Quran the delight of my heart, the light of my chest, and to remove my sadness and dispel my anxiety.
Musnad Aḥmad 3704, Grade: Sahih
This supplication expresses firm faith in the providence of Allah (qadr) over all creation. We should remember that Allah is in control of everything and, as long as we have faith, He will decree only what is best for us in this world and the Hereafter.
The complete lecture can be downloaded here.