Tuesday, February 6, 2018

How to control anger in Islam?

  Sehrish Khan       Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Anger is your worst enemy as it not only threatens your spiritual health, it also sucks your mental and physical energy, leaving you vulnerable to further spiritual and physical harm. 
How to control anger in Islam
You have probably heard or read a popular hadith regarding anger: A man visits Prophet Mohammad Peace Be Upon Him and asks Him for an advice. Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) advises him, "Do not become angry". The man repeats his request for an advice two more times, and gets the same reply from the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), "Do not become angry"

See, how much important it is to remain calm and not let anger hijack your mind. 

It is not enough to read how-to-guide or tips on controlling anger because as long as you are ignorant of the risks/side-effects of anger, you will not find the courage to fight it off.

1) Seek Allah's protection against shaitan
As a quick response, you can take a few deep breaths and shift all your focus on someone who is more powerful and more controlling. Who's more powerful and more controlling than Allah? 
So, seek protection by reciting "Auzu billahi minash-shaitanir-rajeem" (translation: "I seek refuge in Allah from satan")

At first, it may be a bit hard to stop the angry thoughts and stay focused on Allah, but you will notice that each time your patience will keep growing and you will respond to anger more sensibly. 

2) Do astaghfar 
It makes sense to be overcome with anger as we may face negative situations in our day-to-day life. Our best bet is to ask for Allah's mercy by doing astaghfar. Keep reciting "Astaghfirullah" over and over until anger subsides.

3) Keep in your mind the spiritual benefits of controlling anger 
If the spiritual benefits of controlling anger are on your mind all the time, you will quickly gain a control on your anger. Remember this beautiful verse from Quran (English translation): "And those who avoid the major sins and immoralities, and when they are angry, they forgive"

4) Keep in your mind the physical benefits of controlling anger
Modern psychology and medical science has repeatedly told us, by experience and experiments, that anger leads to high blood pressure, anxiety, depression and even life-threatening diseases like cancer and diabetes.

4) Keep in your mind the risks of anger
Anger attracts evil entities, djinns and physical issues like high blood pressure, mental stress, anxiety (even depression if this habit is not controlled at the right time), heart problems, and even life-threatening diseases like diabetes. 

If little things can make you angry, it shows you have a lack of control over yourself and your emotions. Apply these tips mentioned above and gradually gain the upper hand over your emotions. 

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