The Islamic Research Council of Al-Azhar affirmed that Islam took special care of psychological and mental health, and even made it one of the five necessities that it called to preserve, namely: religion, soul, money, offspring, and reason, and that its Sharia texts called for the individual to take care of his mind, which is a balance for him through which he can achieve himself It will benefit itself and benefit others.
On the occasion of the “World Mental Health Day”, which coincides with October 10 of each year, and aims to increase public awareness of mental or mental health issues, the Synod stated that mental health is a global humanitarian and development priority that should be placed in the priority of every individual and every society, as we are in need of what We are to preserve the human being and exploit him in production, work and community participation, and all of this is based on a sound mind that thinks, innovates and realizes the intellectual and material risks surrounding him, so he takes his caution, and preserving it is consistent with the Qur’an’s call not to throw oneself in the path of perdition..
The council said that the world today is in urgent need for everyone to be aware of the importance of preserving their psychological and mental health and taking care of it, as is their concern for physical health, which is no less important, especially in light of the recent spread of many mental and psychological diseases as a result of the successive crises that the world suffers from, including the Corona crisis. Which produced a state of fear and confusion for everyone, and the isolation that many people had to resort to as a precaution, but it reflected negatively on them from the psychological side..
The Synod explained that it is very important for everyone in society to participate in educating others about the importance of caring for their mental and psychological health, as well as positive and constructive participation and not only helping people be limited to physical health, but also caring in parallel with mental health, especially for the incapable of the poor who are going through societal and environmental crises. It may affect them psychologically, including some refugees and expatriates who may suffer from psychological crises as a result of leaving their countries and their families and the ongoing conflicts in it, as well as being psychologically affected by the recent crises, as they are in greater need of help.