#BookGem, Reflections

Cure for Anger

Allaah the Exalted says:

( وإما ينزغنك من الشيطنن نزغ فاستعذ بالله إنه هو السميع ” العليم »

‘And if there comes to you from Satan an evil suggestion, then seek refuge in Allaah. Indeed, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower’ [Soorah Fusilat 41:36]

‘Umar ibn Hafs told us my father told us Al-‘A’mash told us ‘Adee ibn Thaabit said, that I heard Sulaymaan ibn Surad – a man from the companions of the Prophet say, “Two men insulted one another in the presence of the Prophet ﷺ, so one of them became angered and his anger increased until his face swelled and began to change. Then the Prophet said:

« إني لأعلم كلمة لو قالها لذهب عنه الذي يجد. »

“Certainly, I know of a word, if someone were to say it, indeed whatever they find within themselves will pass.

So a man (Mu’aadh ibn Jabal) proceeded towards him and informed him of the statement of the Messenger of Allaah saying, “Seek refuge in Allaah from Satan.” Then he responded, “Do you think something is wrong with me? Am I crazy? Go away from me!” 317 117 Saheeh al-Bukhaaree [456/10]

Book: My Advice to the women | By Umm ‘Abdillaah al-Waadi’iyyah. | Published by: Tarbiyyah Bookstore Publishing | P. 271

Practical steps to handle anger

Seek refuge in Allaah

From he above Hadith, we see that the Prophet recommended that the angry person sought refuge in Allah from shaytan. Whenever you find yourself in a situation that makes you angry a few steps of seeking refuge in Allaah from Shaytan goes a long way.

Change your position and or environment

Indeed the Prophet ﷺ provides us with practical steps on how to cope with anger – Abu Dharr رضي الله عنه reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to us, “If one of you is angry while he is standing, let him sit down so his anger will leave him; otherwise, let him lie down.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4782 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani.

Perform Ablution

‘Atiyyah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace be and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, anger comes from Satan and Satan was created from fire. Fire is extinguished with water, so if you become angry then perform ablution with water.”

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4784

Consider keeping quite

So you don’t say what you will regret later.

Do take practical steps to curb your anger when next you fins yourself about to be angry.

Till next time Fi ammanillah!

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