10 Ways to Control Your Anger in Islam

In Islam, controlling one’s anger is considered a virtue and is emphasized throughout the Quran and the teachings of Messenger of Allah ﷺ  . Anger is a natural emotion that arises in response to certain situations, but it is important to manage it in a way that is consistent with Islamic values. There are many ways to control anger in Islam, and these methods can be practiced. By learning to manage your anger, you can improve your relationships with others, avoid negative consequences, and develop a greater sense of inner peace and contentment. We will explore 10 ways to control your anger in Islam that are grounded in Islamic teachings and principles.

01- Seeking refuge with Allah from the Shaytaan

The Prophet ﷺ said:

“If a man gets angry and says, ‘I seek refuge with Allah,’ his anger will go away.”

(Saheeh al-Jaami’ al-Sagheer, no. 695)

02- Keeping Silent:

The Prophet ﷺ said:

“If any of you becomes angry, let him keep silent.”

(Reported by Imaam Ahmad, al-Musnad, 1/329)

03- Not moving:

The Prophet ﷺ said:

“If any of you becomes angry and he is standing, let him sit down, so his anger will go away; if it does not go away, let him lie down.”

(Musnad Ahmad, 5/152)

04- Following the advice of the Prophet ﷺ:

According to another report, the man said:

“I thought about what the Prophet ﷺ said, and I realized that anger combines all kinds of evil.”

(Musnad Ahmad, 5/373)

05- Do not become angry and Paradise will be yours:

“Whoever controls his anger at the time when he has the means to act upon it, Allaah will fill his heart with contentment on the Day of Resurrection.”

(Reported by al-Tabaraani, 12/453, see also Saheeh al-Jaami’, 6518)


06- Knowing the high status and advantages offered to those who control themselves:

The Prophet ﷺ said:

“The strong man is not the one who can overpower others (in wrestling); rather, the strong man is the one who controls himself when he gets angry.”

(Reported by Ahmed, 2/236)

07- Listening to reminders:

Ibn ‘Abbaas reported that a man sought permission to speak to ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab,
then he said: “O son of al-Khattaab, you are not giving us much and you are not judging fairly between us.”
‘Umar was so angry that he was about to attack the man, but al-Hurr ibn Qays, who was one of those present, said

“O Ameer al-Mu’mineen, Allah said to His Prophet ﷺ:

“”Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the foolish”” [al-A’raaf 7:199]

This man is one of the foolish.” By Allah, ‘Umar could go no further after al-Hurr had recited this aayah to him, and he was a man who was careful to adhere to the Book of Allah.

(Reported by al-Bukhaari, al-Fath, 4/304)

08- Knowing the bad effects of anger:

Ilqimah ibn Waa’il reported that his father told him:

“I was sitting with the Prophet ﷺ when a man came to him leading another man by a rope. He said,
‘O Messenger of Allah ﷺ, this man killed my brother.’

The Prophet ﷺ asked him, ‘Did you kill him?’ He said, ‘Yes, I killed him.’

He ﷺ asked, ‘How did you kill him?

He said, ‘He and I were hitting a tree to make the leaves fall, for animal feed, and he slandered me, so I struck him on the side of the head with an axe, and killed him.’…”

(Reported by Muslim, 1307, edited by al-Baaqi)

9- Knowing that resisting anger is one of the signs of righteousness (taqwaa):

These are the ones whose good character and beautiful attributes and deeds Allah has mentioned, and whom people admire and want to emulate. One of their characteristics is that (interpretation of the meaning)

“… when they are angry, they forgive.” (al-Shooraa 42:37)

10- Du’a (Supplication):

Du’a is always the weapon of the believer, whereby he asks Allah to protect him from evil, trouble and bad behavior and seeks refuge with Him from falling into the pit of kufr (disbelief) or wrongdoing because of anger. One of the three things that can help save him is: being fair at times of contentment and of anger.

(Saheeh al-Jaami’, 3039)




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