He Introduced the Concept of Mental Health In Psychology During The 9th Century – Meet Abu Zayd al-Balkhi!

He Introduced the Concept of Mental Health In Psychology During The 9th Century – Meet Abu Zayd al-Balkhi!

a Abu Zayd al-Balkhi was a 9th century Muslim polymath, whose writings touched on subjects as varied as geography, medicine, philosophy, theology, politics, poetry, ethics, sociology, grammar, literature and astronomy. Born in 849 CE (235 AH) in the Persian village of Shamisitiyan, within the Balkh…

Muslims, we desperately need to start talking about mental health

Muslims, we desperately need to start talking about mental health

By Faima Bakar, Lifestyle reporter Aisha’s brother started having schizophrenic episodes when he was six. Her sister was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Confusingly for Aisha, her mum told her to be careful and stay away. She was told the ‘evil eye’ and jinns contributed…