Islamic concepts

Qanaṭu — to despair, give up hope, lose hope

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  • Ibrāhīm said, ‘Who but the misguided despair of the compassion of their Sustainer?’ 15:56
  • When We give people a taste of Our mercy, they rejoice, but when something bad happens to them —because of their own actions — they fall into utter despair. Do they not see that God gives abundantly to whoever He will and sparingly [to whoever He will]? There truly are signs in this for those who believe. 30:36-37
  • Do they not know that God provides abun-dantly for anyone He will and gives sparingly to anyone He will? There truly are signs in this for those who believe. Say, ‘[God says], My servants who have harmed yourselves by your own excess, do not despair of God’s mercy. God forgives all sins: He is truly the Most Forgiving, the Most Merciful. Turn to your Lord. Submit to Him before the punishment overtakes you and you can no longer be helped. 39:52-54
  • If God were to grant His plentiful provision to [all] His creatures, they would act insolently on earth, but He sends down in due measure whatever He will, for He is well aware of His servants and watchful over them: it is He who sends relief through rain after they have lost hope, and spreads His mercy far and wide. He is the Protector, Worthy of All Praise. Among His signs is the creation of the heavens and earth and all the living creatures He has scattered throughout them: He has the power to gather them all together whenever He will. Whatever misfortune befalls you [people], it is because of what your own hands have done- God forgives much- you cannot escape Him anywhere on earth: you have no protector or helper other than God. 42:27-31
  • Man never tires of asking for good, but if evil touches him he loses all hope and becomes despondent. 41:49
  • They said, ‘We have told you the truth, so do not despair.’ 15:55

also yaʾūs despair, giving up hope

Qanūṭ — despair, giving up hope

  • losing hope
  • depression

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