Thursday, 9 June 2016

Tips to control your anger

Ibn Umar رضي الله عنه states that Nabi Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam said “No slave gulps down anything more virtuous in the sight of Allah then gulping down anger.” (Ahmed)

1. Read Ta’ awwuz - It is narrated in Bukhari that two people were arguing in the presence of Rasulullah (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam ) One of the two became so angry that his face went red and his veins swelled. Rasulullah (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam ) gazed at him and said: “I know a sentence if you were to say it your anger will go away. Say: “I seek Allah's protection from the accursed devil"

2. Change your posture – “If you are standing sit down and if the anger fails to subside, lie down.” (Abu Dawood) A change in posture allows for critical ‘breathing space’ and the diversion may help you regain composure.

3. Remain Silent – When you feel compelled to blurt out pause, remain silent for a while and think before you speak. Choose your words wisely, you may have to eat them!

4. Make whudu - “Anger is from shaytaan and shaytaan was created from fire. And water extinguishes fire."

5. Think of the rewards of curbing your anger – “One who controls his anger despite having the ability to vent it, Allah will fill his heart with Iman and peace”

6. Talk to yourself – Are you angry or simply haughty? Is there a better way of expressing your feelings?

7. Look into the mirror! - Your own imperfections should allow you to tolerate the shortcomings of others

8. Fear the wrath of Allah – What if Allah treats you as you treat others?

Is it worth it??? “For every minute you remain angry you loose sixty seconds of happiness”

May Allah grant us the ability to control our anger, for whatever begins in anger generally ends in feelings of regret and shame.⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥

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