Friday, May 18, 2012

-314- Personality Disorders [Part 4]

PERSONALITY DISORDERS
PTSD
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
05.07.2012 (Evening Dars)




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Bismillah...

PTSD - POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
-this occurs when a life threatening situation has occurred
-this is an anxiety disorder that may develop after terrifying ordeals
-in which severe physical harm occurs or even is perceived to have occurred

TRAUMATIC events that can trigger PTSD include:

1. VIOLENT, PERSONAL ASSAULTS
-if you are a victim of victim of violence, when it was life threatening it can trigger PTSD

2. NATURAL OR UNNATURAL DISASTERS
-such as if you saw your parents buried under rubble
-but you manage to escape the earthquake
-this is a natural disaster that is horrifying, terrifying and petrifying

3. TRAIN CRASHES
-if you saw hundreds of passengers perish in this ACCIDENT

4. SUDDEN DEATH OF A LOVED ONE
-if the person who died was in his 80’s and sickly, that does not trigger PTSD
-but if you have a sister of age 18 and she died suddenly in a car accident
-and it is not planned or expected, then this can trigger PTSD
-if the disaster is expected, it does not trigger PTSD
-if you were talking to your parents in the morning
-and they die in an earthquake later in the day, that can trigger off PTSD
-see 67:16

Do you feel secure that He, Who is over the heaven (Allah), will not cause the earth to sink with you, then behold it shakes (as in an earthquake)? (Al-Mulk 67:16)

-this disaster in Surah Mulk can trigger off PTSD
-see 31:34

Verily, Allah! With Him (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour, He sends down the rain, and knows that which is in the wombs. No person knows what he will earn tomorrow, and no person knows in what land he will die. Verily, Allah is All­Knower, All­Aware (of things). (Luqman 31:34)

Weather conditions is one thing that only Allah 'tala knows
-if your parents are in their 40’s and you think you will enjoy them for another 20 years
-but a natural disaster happens and they are killed, this can cause PTSD
-even disasters happen on hajj
-Europeans are not able to handle the heat on hajj

5. CHILDHOOD NEGLECT

6. MILITARY COMBAT
-PTSD is so rife among soldiers in battle
-that some psychologists call it COMBAT FATIGUE and SHELL-SHOCK

The reason the Prophet (SAW) did not open too many warfronts simultaneously
-you will wear out your soldiers

Approximately 2 months ago, ROBERT BALES
-a US soldier killed 19 Afghanis (women and children, too)
-his attorney will argue that he did this was because of PTSD and out of character for him
-that it is not natural that he killed kids that were his own kid’s age, so this is not a natural event
-he will say the soldier was in Iraq and told he would NOT go to Afghanistan
-so when he was sent there, he over-reacted with outrage from his stress
-so the attorney will act for the case to be thrown out or given a lesser sentence

DIMINISHED RESPONSIBILITY - when someone acts because of PTSD

WHY DO KUFFAAR SOLDIERS SUFFER PTSD?

Abu Huraira reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: I have been given superiority over the other prophets in six respects:
1) I have been given words which are concise but comprehensive in meaning;
2) I have been helped by terror (in the hearts of enemies):
3) spoils have been made lawful to me:
4) the earth has been made for me clean and a place of worship;
5) I have been sent to all mankind
6) and the line of prophets is closed with me. [Sahih Muslim, Book 4, Hadith #1062]

-this is because the Rasool (SAW) said he was blessed with FEAR
-1 month before I march against the kuffaar, they will be horrified with fear
-our mujahideen look so peaceful and happy not stressed
-See 3:151

We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they joined others in worship with Allah, for which He had sent no authority; their abode will be the Fire and how evil is the abode of the Zalimûn (polytheists and wrong­doers). (Aali Imran 3:151)

We are guaranteed that our enemies will have TERROR in their hearts
-so we should not be surprised when they run away from battle
-or suicide is rife among them
-or they leave their wife and kids after battle
-this is because of their shirk that Allah gives them TERROR in their heart

POST traumatic stress disorder-post means "after"
-if this occurs for 1 month after the event, then you know it is PTSD
-if it happens immediately afterward, it's called ACUTE
-if the kuffaar are petrified with coming face to face with the mujahideen
-is ACUTE stress disorder

ACUTE = before the battle starts, the fear is ru'b
POST = happens after the battle

PTSD = the things we see in a battle can be horrifying and terrifying
-so we develop POST
-but in 3:151, this is ACUTE stress disorder

For a kaafir solider to come face to face with mujahideen
-they need to drink alcohol and other drugs like heroin
-a mujhaid does not need these things because they have taqwah and eeman in his heart
-the kaafir does not have a maula (protector) so his state is pitiful, appalling and pathetic
-so we can expect these kaafir soldiers to experience substance abuse
-or running away from their duties
-Allah is our Maulah

You are our Maula (Patron, Suppor-ter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people." (Al-Baqarah 2:286)

-but the kufaar have no maula, no protector, friend
-so you should expect the kuffaar soldiers taking alcohol to be brave
-but becomes a wimp again when he becomes sober

So anyone who have gone through a life threatening scenario can suffer from PTSD
-like the rescue workers of July 7, the 9/11 and the Rwanda genocide

The white man always leaves behind a problem for you to fight with your neighbour
-he always turns tribes against tribes
-a million Muslims were killed in Bosnia
-a person who witnessed the genocide (ethnic cleansing) might suffer from PSTD
-the kuffaar even have names for their crimes
-these people need therapy when they seek political asylum
-a person who saw his 6 year old sister, mother or daughter etc killed will suffer from PSTD

They are only like cattle; nay, they are even farther astray from the Path. (i.e. even worst than cattle). (Al-Furqan 25:44)

-these kuffaar are the lowest of the low
-they are doing crimes in Palestine and Kashmir
-many Palestinians develop kidney problems at early ages
-because they have to drink dirty water
-these Jews hate us with a passion

Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers (Muslims) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikûn (see V.2:105), and you will find the nearest in love to the believers (Muslims) those who say: "We are Christians." That is because amongst them are priests and monks, and they are not proud. (Al-Ma'idah 5:82)

The kuffaar can diagnose the problems but cannot give the solution
-because the answer is Islam

Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people, (At-Tawbah 9:14)

-the answer is in 9:14
-"heal the breasts of a believing people," this is the part of the ayah
-that Shaikh wants to pay attention to
-these revenge consoles the hearts of the believers

Any revolution which did not bring about the Shariah is just replacing one tyrant with another
-if you die fighting for democracy you die as a disbeliever

Allah Knows that you go through these ordeals
-so He tells you that the solution is jihad
-you should fight them and dispatch them to the hellfire
-and let them take your place in Hellfire
-you will never go to hell if you kill a kaafir fesabilillah

It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger Allah (SAW) said: A disbeliever and a believer who killed him will never be gathered together in Hell. [Sahih Muslim, Book 20, Hadith #4661]

-the Sahabahs knew, believed and acted upon this hadith
-see 9:92

Nor (is there blame) on those who came to you to be provided with mounts, and when you said: "I can find no mounts for you," they turned back, while their eyes overflowing with tears of grief that they could not find anything to spend (for Jihad). (At-Tawbah 9:92)

-and when the rasul (SAW) told some of them he did not have mounts to give them
-they turned back crying
-because they lost the opportunity to dispatch the kuffaar to the Hellfire

Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people, (At-Tawbah 9:14)

Any Muslims living in Palestine, Kashmir, Cyprus etc suffer from PSTD
-these problems in these places are all left behind by the UK
-and they sell weapons to them when they are fighting
-Allah spoke about them in 2:11-12

And when it is said to them: "Make not mischief on the earth," they say: "We are only peacemakers." (Al-Baqarah 2:11)

Verily! They are the ones who make mischief, but they perceive not. (Al-Baqarah 2:12)

BOSNIA SERBS DRIVE TO TAKE SARAJEVO; U.N. IS KEPT BACK:
http://www.nytimes.com/1993/07/22/world/bosnia-serbs-drive-to-take-sarajevo-un-is-kept-back.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

Those who join the UN are kuffaar as stated in 47:25-26

Verily, those who have turned back (have apostated) as disbelievers after the guidance has been manifested to them, Shaitan (Satan) has beautified for them (their false hopes), and (Allah) prolonged their term (age). (Muhammad 47:25)

This is because they said to those who hate what Allah has sent down: "We will obey you in part of the matter," but Allah knows their secrets. (Muhammad 47:26)

-if you are walking with a loved one and suddenly he loses his leg
-you will suffer from PTSD because this was not expected
-expect the veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq to suffer PTSD
-many of them returned home without limbs or private parts
-when the enemy has nothing to lose, this is when the PTSD becomes acute
-e.g a soldier coming from Iraq watches TV and it is said that
-there are no weapons of mass destruction
-and this soldier lost a leg or both, so this means that he fought in vain
-so if the politics behind the war is a lie, then the PTSD will be more severe

The parents can also suffer from PTSD
-after realising that their sons died in vain, died for a big lie

The strength of the person determines how serious your PTSD can be
-the stronger you are the less severe and vice versa

The UN peacekeepers who witnessed the genocide suffer from PTSD
-the paramedics also develop PTSD
-because they pick up the pieces

THE SYMPTOMS OF PTSD

1. AVOIDS REMINDERS OF THE EVENT

2. INCREASED ANXIETY

3. SUFFERS NIGHTMARES ABOUT THE EVENT

4. EXPERIENCE FLASHBACKS OF THE EVENT

5. AVOID ACTIVITIES, PLACES AND CONVERSATIONS THAT REMINDS HIM OF THE EVENT

6. SUFFERS FROM ANGER AND IRRITABILITY
-some soldiers kill their family because of this

7. THEY HAVE A FEELING OF GUILT AND SHAME
-so to kill innocent people it bothers them
-so you walk around with PTSD

8. A LOSS OF INTEREST IN LIFE ACTIVITIES IN GENERAL
-a person suffering from PTSD isolates himself from the people
-when people are having fun e.g. on Eid day

9. FEELING DETACHED FROM OTHERS AND EMOTIONALLY NUMB

10. INTENSE PHYSICAL REACTION TO REMINDERS OF THE EVENT
-therefore you experience pounding heart, rapid breathing and sweating

11. SUBSTANCE ABUSE TO NUMB THE FEELING OF SADNESS

12. SUICIDAL THOUGHT AND FEELINGS