Channel: Faith IQ
Shaykh Yahya Ibrahim answers
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What can I do to build self confidence?
Believe it or not, this is actually an Islamic question the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah says, and also, the prophet had to Sai Selim demonstrate faith, meaning he had to believe in what was sent to him and that took confidence. And the prophets I seldom tells us that when Islam was first revealed to me, it was very, very concerned. He wasn't sure am I really worth it? Am I really fit for this, and that was the same not just with him, but all the prophets of Allah. Moses, Allah is salam, and I teach you this today from sort of PA, he stood in front of Allah and Allah says to him, have a laugh around, go to Pharaoh, Karla, rubbish, roughly Sorry, my Lord, expand my
chest, open my heart to this mission, meaning allow me to believe I can accomplish it, your rubbish rally, suddenly, were silly, unruly, and make easy my affair, make it easy for her, I want to accept what I have to say to them and to send any sort of deal with me. You know, look at how the prophets of Allah were tested by Allah with that issue of self confidence. So you have to put your trust in a law, you have to have that desire to do what's right and to, and that Allah Subhana, Allah assists you in it. So it doesn't sell itself, confidence doesn't just simply come naturally, you have to make a concerted effort to seek of it and to and to attain it by your blessing with Allah subhanaw
taala. Three things to build your self confidence in Sha one associate with people who value you, most self confidence is undermined because the people that you are with, they kind of keep hitting at you and undercutting you. And there's, you know, two kinds of friends. There's that kind of friend who's above you who pulls you up. And there's a kind of friend who's above you, who pushes you down, you want to be with the friends above you who pull you up. There's also that kind of friend who's beneath you and pulls you down, wants you to stay down with them. And there's a kind of friend who's kind of beneath you, but they push you up even if you transcend them. Those are the two
you want those who pull you up and push you up. that builds your self confidence number to associate with a group of people not just to value you but push your limits to expand you into things that you want to do in and things that you want to increase goodness and, and third and finally, put your trust in a law and it's not about what other people think of you that matters. It's what a law thinks of you that matters.