Major Sins: Anger

Today’s stressful life has destabilized our temperaments. Yelling, using abusive language, fighting, killing; so much of the misappropriate behavior can be summarized as acts of anger. That is why anger has been condemned in Islam. According to the teachings of Allah and our Prophet (SAW), we should not lose our tempers and try our best to refrain from getting angry.

1. Abu Hurayrah (RAU) related that a man came to the Prophet (SAW) and said: ” Please give me some advice”. The Prophet (SAW) said:’ Do not become angry, (do not lose your temper), do not become angry, do not become angry.”

(Bukhari, Tirmazi, Ahmed)

2. The Prophet (SAW) said:” The strong man is not the one who knocks others down, but the one who controls himself when angry.”

(Bukhari, Muslim,Ahmed, Malik)

3. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: “The best of you are those who are slow to anger and swift to cool down…Beware of anger, for it is a live coal on the heart of the descendants of Adam.”

(Tirmidhi, Hadith 1331)red-gerber-daisy


How to Control Anger:

1. Narrated by Sulaiman ibn Sard,  that while Sulaiman was  with the Prophet (SAW),two people were arguing in the presence of Rasulullah (SAW ) One of the two became so angry that his face went red and his veins swelled.  Rasulullah (SAW)  Lifted his face towards that person and said to him :” I know a sentence if you were to say it your anger will go away. The sentence is :

أَعـوذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْـطانِ الرَّجيـم”

(Bukhari, Muslim)

2. The Prophet (SAW) said: “Anger comes from Satan and Satan was created from fire. It is water that extinguishes fire, so if any of you becomes angry, he should make ablution (Wadu).”

(Ahmed, Abu Dawood)


3. Narrated Abu Dhar, our Prophet (SAW) said: “When one of you becomes angry while standing he should sit down. If the anger leaves him, well and good; otherwise he should lie down.”