Hadith of the Day: True Strength

Today’s Hadith is about: Controlling yourself when angry

Hadith about True Strength

True Strength is in the person who controls themselves

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The strong man is not the one who wrestles others; rather, the strong man is the one who controls himself at times of anger.” [The Book of Al-Birr: Sahih Muslim]


What do we learn from this Hadith?


That is the reason we see that individuals with weak characters smother their annoyance when managing their superiors yet take it out on those more fragile than them.

A feeble man will take his disappointments out on his family, a lady on her offspring, the rich on poor people. Giving free rein to one’s outrage results just in wrongdoing against Allah’s creation.

It is normal to feel outrage in specific circumstances however the effective individual is he who can control the declaration of his indignation. Not all violations in Islam are perceived as wrongdoings in common law, however what is important to a Muslim is the way their activity is seen by Allah. Anger is defended when the wrongdoing is against Allah and his Messenger (PBUH), however even then it is best taken care of with a cool personality.

Ali (radi Allahu anhu) stated: “A moment of persistence in a moment of displeasure averts a thousand instances of disappointment.”