I am sorry to bother you all with this. I have a few problems and forgive me, I do not want to go into too much detail.
I have been going through some severe mental turmoil for quite some time. I need to know in detail what Islam says about insanity.
When does one qualify as insane? What are the conditions that a person exhibits who is insane according to Islam?
When I ask these questions some people try to comfort me by saying "If you are well enough to type this message, you are not insane". Well sadly with no textual proof this does not comfort me and does sound like wishful thinking.
Also, it is important for me to know information in regards to a person who is sometimes insane and sometimes sane. I would like to know how the five pillars work in this case. What if on a daily basis one sometimes becomes insane and sane, and back and forth? How could Hajj ever be accepted from him? Furthermore how does fasting work? What if he becomes insane during a fast? Does he have to make up the fast later? And I am wondering the same in regards to Salah.
I'd do anything to avoid the hellfire. And I know that in Islam the insane are granted entry straight into Jennah. So that doesn't sound so bad. But here's the part that scares me. In Islam an insane person's actions are not accepted. I read that this not only includes bad deeds, but good deeds as well (sorry I don't have the link). Now I am a revert. My condition has been about the same since even before I was Muslim. So I presume that if I am insane now I was insane then as well. Thus I am very scared that my reversion is not valid and the sane side of me (which has been lost) is still a kaffir.