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Saying About Someone that He is Confident

What is the ruling regarding saying about somebody that he trusts himself or that he is confident about himself? Does this go against the supplication, And dont make me depend on myself, not even for the blinking of the eye?

There is nothing wrong in the sayings you mentioned, because the speaker means that he is sure and convinced about something. No doubt, mans confidence varies according to the occasion: sometimes he is sure about something, sometimes he is hopeful about something, sometimes he is beset with doubts, ect. So this saying does not go against the Hadith that you mentioned, especially when we consider that someone may be confident about himself by Allaah Almighty and because of what Allaah Almighty has given him, in terms of knowledge, ability, or other gifts.

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 8 Page 326
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