A muslim with a positive, high self esteem loves and appreciates life, reflects a positive image from within that often leads to being humble, forgiving and believes in learning from mistakes and striving to achieve potential success in this life and in the hereafter. This can make us reach a stage where we can have the courage and inner strength to actually change the hurting moments of the challenges in life into healing moments by the will of Allah. Psychologist says that almost every aspect of our lives -- our personal happiness, success, relationships with others, achievement, creativity, dependencies are dependent on our level of self-esteem. Hence, having a high level of positive self esteem is essential to us in order to have consistent strength, confidence, and ability to face, deal and go through all the trials and challenges in life effectively with a positive mind-set and live a worthy life for the sake of Allah. May Allah grant us the ability to stimulate our inner feelings, motivate our minds and arouse our spirit in order that our speech, actions and thoughts are reflected positively, optimistically and virtuously as true muslims who are close to Allah, as they are the essence of being a self motivated true muslim with a high positive self esteem level. InshaAllah. May Allah forgive us and place us in the group of people who have good intentions, who love and help each other for the sake of Allah and may Allah place us in the group of As-habul Yamin on the Day of Judgment in aakhirah. Ameen. Wallahualam bissawab With love and du’as,
I have attached 4 chosen inspiring articles ( as shown below) for us to refer regarding “Developing a high level of positive self esteem”, and also as a reminder to us so that we can maintain our motivational and spiritual momentum whether we are a student, a learner, a homemaker, a worker etc, InshaAllah.
1).The States of the Self al Ghazâlî Source: Chapter 12 of "The Purification of the Soul" © 1993 Al-Firdous Ltd. http://www.crescentlife.com/articles/islamic%20psych/states_of_the_self.htm
2).Self-Esteem & Islâm Uzma Mazhar http://www.crescentlife.com/evolving%20self/selfesteeminislam.htm
3).Tips on How to Overcome Low Self-Esteem By Latiefa Achmat http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1158321479794&pagename=Zone-English-Youth/YTELayout
4).Essential Elements for a Positive Personality By Sadullah Khan Muslim Da`i—USA http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&pagename=Zone-English-Living_Shariah/LSELayout&cid=1246346138792