The newspaper Al-Muslimoon
reported that in 1990 two million people suffered from depression around the
world. Depression is a sickness that has quietly wreaked havoc on humankind. It
does not distinguish between people from the west or east, or between the rich and
poor. It is a malady that attacks all kinds of people... and may in certain
cases lead to suicide.
Depression does not
recognize or stand in awe of wealth, nobility, or power. However, it does stay
aloof from the believer. Some statistics indicate that 200 million people are
now suffering from depression.
The findings of a recent
study showed that at least one out of every ten people has at one time or
another suffered from this dangerous sickness. The danger is not restricted to
adults; even the young are now susceptible to depression. Even the fetus in the
womb is at risk, for a depressed mother can turn to abortion as a means of escaping
from her problems.