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Health Spiritual Med Ethics 2017, 4(1): 39-44 Back to browse issues page
A Comparative Study of Self-Confidence from the Perspectives of Quran, Ahadith and Psychology
Sayyed Ali Mostajaboldavati, Fatemeh khansanami , shabanali khansanami
University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran.
Abstract:   (1573 Views)

Background and Objectives: Self-confidence, referring to relying on and exploiting individual abilities and talents for realizing spiritual and material prosperity, not only contradicts but is in agreement with and a prerequisite for faith in God. Practically, the greater faith in God one has, the more potent self-confidence he /she possess. Investigating the subject of self-confidence from the perspectives of Quran, Ahadith and psychology, this study explores the meaning of self (soul) in self-confidence and its levels, the prerequisites for development and enhancement of self-confidence, the association of self-concept and self-esteem with self-confidence, and the approaches to develop and enhance positive self-concept as well as to boost self-confidence.

Methods: The data of this descriptive review article were gathered from library and digital references.

Results: Although it appears that self-confidence contradicts Islamic teachings, it can be clearly understood that this teaching subject is confirmed and emphasized in Islamic teachings by discovery of its true meaning.

Conclusion: If having self-confidence is meant to rely on and exploiting individual abilities and talents to reach material and spiritual prosperity, it not only does not contradict but is in agreement with and a prerequisite for faith in God. Self in self- confidence indeed means human as a combination of the body and the spirit which is fully consistent with indices of self-confidence. According to psychologists, improving self-esteem and positive self-concept affects self-confidence directly. From perspective of religion, paying attention to venerability and God-given dignity of human, recognizing the superb purpose in life, etc. are approaches to develop and enhance positive self-concept and self-esteem, and to boost self-confidence.

Keywords: Mental Health, Mental Hygiene, Psychology and Religion, Self- confidence, Self-esteem.
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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/06/18 | Accepted: 2016/07/24 | Published: 2017/02/23



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