3 Islamic tips to control your anger
18 April 2022, 05:19 pm
Not being able to control our anger can be a destructive quality to possess, as it affects all parties involved in one way or another.
As Muslims, we must learn to control our emotions so as not to cause unnecessary harm to ourselves or those around us. Here are three Islamic tips that we can apply to manage our anger and eliminate the feeling of helplessness that often accompanies it:
Turn away and be silent
Shaytan encourages us to say and do things that we are sure to regret later. This is why our religion teaches us to keep quiet, turn our backs on each other, and drink some water to calm ourselves down.
Make wudhu and seek refuge from Allah
Instead of surrendering to our anger, we must also try to deviate from our minds. The best way to do this is to perform wudhu and ask Allah for self-restraint. Here are dua we can recite to better control our anger:
أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطانِ الرَّجِيْمِ
Meaning: I pursue shelter with Allah from Shaytan, the exile. Abu Dawud: 4781, Al-Bukhari: 6115
Remember the reward
Surely Allah loves those who control their tongues and make reconciliation. Just remembering that we will be generously rewarded in this life and later for controlling our anger is enough to ease our minds.
So, before saying an angry word, let’s take a moment to refocus our thoughts and reflect on the consequences of our actions.