DISAPPOINTMENT is a Sin According to Islam...Whats you religion say about it???

@Tushavi (2078)
Karachi, Pakistan
April 14, 2013 4:41am CST
hi to all well, According to Islam, Our Prophet narrates that "Don't be disappointed because its a sin & way of evil, The Person is suicide due to the bad conditions & complete disappointment in life is burns in hell forever, Pray to God & Don't Loose trust on him" Now??? When I'm in teen age I am very sad & feels very bad about everything about my failures, But when I read this narrations of our Prophet, I'm be a super confident & makes a will power, I trust on God & Always remember this narrations of Our Holy Prophet, Now Failure don't gets me scared me any more, If I fail in any test 1000 time I forget about it & try my luck 1001 time, I really likes & want to preach peoples against the Disappointment, Likes I heard in Japan & Korea, they have almost all kinds of tech but they have very high suicide ratio because they disappointed to their lives, for me this is not an excuses, NO TO DISAPPOINTMENT, in last, what do you say about the disappointment??? what's your religious views about it??? have a nice day...
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@owlwings (40042)
• Cambridge, England
14 Apr 13
It depends on exactly what is understood by "disappointment" and what action we take on feeling disappointment. Disappointment is the feeling one experiences when something has not turned out the way you wanted it to or felt that it ought to have done. Sin is the state of departing from the way of God or of having less trust or faith in Him than we ought to have. It is not sinful to be disappointed if something that we tried to do failed; it is sinful, however, to dwell on that disappointment so that it stops us from trying again, learning from our mistakes and progressing on the path to success. It is also an indication of sin (though not necessarily a sin in itself) to feel disappointment about something that God has done (or has not done), because that indicates that our will and God's will did not coincide.
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
14 Apr 13
I believe he wanted to talk about falling into depression.
@owlwings (40042)
• Cambridge, England
14 Apr 13
Depression and disappointment are two different things. Disappointment can certainly lead to sadness and depression (and that is one of the dangers to be guarded against). On the other hand, there is a big difference between the sadness and feelings of inadequacy which one may often feel (especially as a teenager) and clinical depression, which is an illness. An illness cannot be sinful, though there are those would say that it may be caused by sin or given as a punishment for sin. In my view, that attitude to illness is dangerous in the extreme and can very often do more harm than good to a person's spiritual well-being.
@else22 (4319)
• India
14 Apr 13
Although I have many Muslim friends,but I have no idea about Islam.I am a Hindu from India.My faith says,all religions are equal.None of them is better than another.All religions are like different ways that lead to the same destination, the God,who is the creator of all of us.Much depends on how someone or a group of individuals interpret a particular religion.
@owlwings (40042)
• Cambridge, England
14 Apr 13
That is not a relevant response to the discussion. It tells us nothing whatsoever about YOUR interpretation of 'sin' and 'disappointment'.
@riempie9 (1026)
• South Africa
14 Apr 13
Well, Tushavi, as it happens I am Muslim, live in Cape Town, am a writer and a film director and actress, and love God. I have not heard that 'disappointment' is a sin. It may not be a huge disappointment, but could be as simple a disappointment as your child coming second and not first in class, or a disappointment of not passing a test, or anything like that. I am not disputing you - but why would being disappointed be a sin? Can you explain? I am God-conscious and try my best as a Muslim and would find it difficult to believe. Can you explain? And have you got a quote from the Qur'an? I will look it up.
@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
14 Apr 13
Disappointment on extreme level is a sin....not common disappointment...No I don't quote the narration by quran I write the Holy Prophet PBUH Golden instructions...
@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
17 Apr 13
Sorta. Disappointment is an effect, not a cause. You feel disappointment because you are not the absolute appointer---because things cannot be the way you would like them to be, and you can't change things. That kind of pride is a sin---thinking you know better than G*d how things should be for everyone. When things are the way they are & -are unchangible by you, then it is the will of G*d that things be that way. Praying to G*d will not make them change unless you pray for `M to change the hearts of the people who can change those things.
@JohnRok1 (2051)
16 Apr 13
The Psalms contain a number of expressions of disappointment, but the Psalmist always puts the blame for the disappointment where it belongs, i.e., the people or himself. God is then petitioned to change things. This is, I believe, the Old Testament and New Testament teaching about disappointment. Disappointments from God are caused by the sin of mankind and the fact that they are not more is due to His mercy.
@artemeis (4069)
• China
16 Apr 13
I don't know if your interpretation of the passage is accurate and I would hate to say that it could be an error where we should consider looking deeper into. In life, I believe we need to be open and we can only be so, when we allow the good and as well as the bad into our life. Making disappointment to be a sin is one theory even the non religious would not buy because without disappointments then people will never be motivated to do whatever in their rightful mind to deal with their given circumstances, find solutions for whatever that is going to help someone from being a disappointment to others including themselves retrospectively and most of all, appreciate success in achieving over disappointment. It is a fact that we can never be perfect and neither can we keep disappointment away from our lives.
@rubyroy (824)
• India
15 Apr 13
My Savior gave his life because he loved me more than him,my life is precious and I will never loose it for failure or disappointment. The Almighty who parted the Red Sea will get definitely get me through all these difficulties.
@lizziegee (297)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
For me, disappointments can affect us with how we see them. We get disappointed if we expect too much from certain things that matter a lot to us. If we try to do something and things don't work out the way we intended them to, we get disappointed. But if we could look at the brighter side, this negative feeling could be positive. Disappointments can motivate us to work harder and do better next time so we won't get that feeling again. I guess it's all about how you handle it. :)
@allknowing (73249)
• India
15 Apr 13
It is my own thinking and it has nothing to do what my religion has taught me. My thinking is when we worry or get disappointed we lose trust in God as He knows what is best for us and therefore I too feel it is a sin to worry and have disappointments in life. Good topic!
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
I am a Christian and pay of life is to be disappointed. This is a feeling that you cannot really control so I think the feeling disappointed is not the sin but the sin is what you do about that disappointment. Disappointment does make you do things andb one thought can lead to another... But I'd say you are committing a sin if you hurt people and if you think of doing things that is sinful. Now b this is only according to my own thoughts and beliefs as far as I know Jesus did not say to be disappointed is to commit a sin.
@mansoak (510)
• India
14 Apr 13
Salam I am a Muslim and i believe in God. You are right when a person is disappointed with his life, we should have confidence and believe in God. We humans get disappointed very quickly. In the Holy Quran God has said Keep Patience with the help of prayer. Ask for forgiveness to God.
@Angelpink (4022)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
HI ! As per our religion says , disappointment is not a sin. It is an emotion felt by a person under some circumstances . It only becomes a sin if you are doing something bad to resolve such disappointment . A sin is when you hurt someone . When you do something that harms others or trespass other's rights. When in disappointment you are hurting no one there. Your views are honored and respected.
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
14 Apr 13
I'm a Christian and I haven't read anything like that in our Bible or heard anything like saying disappointment is a sin. The teachings of my religion tell us that we can avoid disappointment if we trust in God. We don't need disappointment and sadness if we have faith that whatever happens is part of God's plan and will turn out for the best if we follow His laws and the teachings of Jesus. For instance, I'm not disappointed or discouraged because I have not been able to sell my house and move back to where my adult children are living. I know that if the time was right, it would be sold. When it finally does sell, if it does, it will come at a time when all the circumstances are right--I have the money to move, the right buyer comes who is willing to pay the asking price, the right place to live is available where I'm going. It's tempting to be discouraged because it is taking so long but I know if I have faith I can avoid these destructive feelings and also not act impulsively and ruin my future. I'm also not disappointed in little things, like waking up to rain instead of sunshine. I know the rain will make my world beautiful, give me lovely flowers, nourish the wildlife and prevent me from being thirsty in the future. Disappointment is the feeling of not reaching your expectations and if we accept things as they are and trust God, we never have to be disappointed. Disappointment, in fact, is a manifestation of lack of faith in God.
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
Well, I just don't have any idea about being the sin of "Disappointment". I just know it is the natural feeling of every human who cannot fulfill and get their wants and goals in a day to day living.
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
We all have different points of view in life. How to look and handle negative side we encounter along the journey. About the religion I can say All are good. To look for 'disappointment as sin' its not a sin itself but the negative action we will do of being disappointed. It's a common reaction of human when they get upset or expecting one thing that is not successful. The evil doing is out of God's will that result of our deadly spirit. Lost of heaven in eternal life. I'm Catholic my friend. :)