Muslim Bereavement                                                              إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ

Coping with bereavement after the death of a loved one, including losing a parent, child or someone you’ve been caring for, miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death can be a traumatic experience. Sakoon Muslim counsellors can help you through this traumatic experience by providing self help techniques and support. Whether the traumatic event happened years ago or yesterday, you can heal and move on.

Bereavement affects people in different ways and grieving is an important part of the healing process. People will grieve in different ways and generally there are four stages of grief

  1. shock, denial and disbelief – not accepting that your loss is real
  2. experiencing the pain of grief
  3. adjusting to life without the person who has died
  4. putting less emotional energy into grieving and putting it into something new (in other words, moving on)

It does not matter that these stages are followed sequentially, it may be that your feelings are choatic and you may alternate from one stage to another.

Death brings feelings of emptiness that no words can convey how you may feel

  • great sadness
  • frightened
  • anger towards God, the deceased or at yourself
  • despair, confused, depressed

These feelings are normal and talking about your feelings may help. This is when a counsellor can help you talk and explore your feelings. An Islamic counsellor will provide an Islamic perspective on death and how to cope with loss.

……..”In times of difficulty Allah asks us to have Sabr and have the courage and accept Allah’s will and plan……”

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