Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Overcoming Pessimism with Faith – Roohi Tahir

Given the climate of pessimism and fear that reverberates in modern media and politics, it should come as no surprise that a recent global study shows that “pessimism is widespread across the world, particularly in highly developed nations. Merely 6 percent of Americans think the world is improving. This paper covers the tried and true prescription for one to develop and inculcate lasting optimism, directly from its source – the Qur’an and the Sunnah.


Roohi Tahir

Roohi Tahir has a BS with honors in Computer Engineering from Boston University and is a graduate of the BMAIS higher Bridge to Masters diploma and currently pursuing a Masters degree in Islamic Studies from the Islamic Online University. She is also the Founder and instructor of Nourish Your Soul, a platform for Islamic education.