Hadith On Anger
Hadith On Anger

3 Hadith On Anger In English And Arabic Text

Anger is an ember the devil casts in the mind of a human and he becomes enraged; he loses temper, his veins puff up and his countenance turns red.


Sometimes he makes expressions he himself does not understand. He may even behave abnormally. Here are some hadith on anger and their commentary.

Hadith On Anger In English

1. Hadith To be cautious from being angry

Narrated Abu Huraira: A man said to the Prophet (ﷺ) , “Advise me! “The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Do not become angry and furious.” The man asked (the same) again and again, and the Prophet (ﷺ) said in each case, “Do not become angry and furious.”

Source: Sahih al-Bukhari 6116

2. Hadith

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger.”


Source: Sahih al-Bukhari 6114

Hadith On Anger

3. Hadith

Narrated Sulaiman bin Surd: While I was sitting in the company of the Prophet, two men abused each other and the face of one of them became red with anger, and his jugular veins swelled (i.e. he became furious).

On that the Prophet said, “I know a word, the saying of which will cause him to relax, if he does say it. If he says: ‘I seek Refuge with Allah from Satan.’ then all is anger will go away.” Some body said to him, “The Prophet has said, ‘Seek refuge with Allah from Satan.”‘ The angry man said, “Am I mad?”

Source: Sahih al-Bukhari 3282

Hadith About Anger In Arabic

1. Hadith

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ أَنَّ رَجُلاً، قَالَ لِلنَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَوْصِنِي‏.‏ قَالَ ‏”‏ لاَ تَغْضَبْ ‏”‏‏.‏ فَرَدَّدَ مِرَارًا، قَالَ ‏”‏ لاَ تَغْضَبْ ‏”‏‏.‏

Sahih al-Bukhari 6116

Hadith On Anger

2. Hadith

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ لَيْسَ الشَّدِيدُ بِالصُّرَعَةِ، إِنَّمَا الشَّدِيدُ الَّذِي يَمْلِكُ نَفْسَهُ عِنْدَ الْغَضَبِ ‏”‏‏.‏


Sahih al-Bukhari 6114

3. Hadith

عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ بْنِ صُرَدٍ، قَالَ كُنْتُ جَالِسًا مَعَ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَرَجُلاَنِ يَسْتَبَّانِ، فَأَحَدُهُمَا احْمَرَّ وَجْهُهُ وَانْتَفَخَتْ أَوْدَاجُهُ، فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ إِنِّي لأَعْلَمُ كَلِمَةً لَوْ قَالَهَا ذَهَبَ عَنْهُ مَا يَجِدُ، لَوْ قَالَ أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ‏.‏ ذَهَبَ عَنْهُ مَا يَجِدُ ‏”‏‏.‏ فَقَالُوا لَهُ إِنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏”‏ تَعَوَّذْ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ ‏”‏‏.‏ فَقَالَ وَهَلْ بِي جُنُونٌ

Sahih al-Bukhari 3282



In the second hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah cited by the author – may Allah shower blessings on him, the Prophet SAW explained that strength is not ability to wrestle.

He said, “The strong is not the best at wrestling”i.e., it is not the best at tussle, who puts down and defeats the people in fights that is strong.

An individual may be praised before the people that he is strong and tough; but the Prophet SAW says, in reality, that is not the strong, “the strong is he who controls himself while in a fit of rage.”

That is to say, the strong in the real sense of it is he who calms down himself when in a tussle with rage; he restrains and controls himself.

This is real strength, the inner moral strength with which the individual defeats the devil: the devil had casted the ember in his mind in the first place to enrage him.

So, this hadeeth encourages the individual to control himself during anger; he should not at liberty in such circumstances because he’ll soon regret.

Oftentimes an individual would get angry and divorce his wife, and perhaps that would be the third and last divorce! How many a time does an individual get angry and waste his wealth either by setting it ablaze or smashing it!

Many times, he would get angry regarding his child and beat him and the child may even consequently die. Likewise he gets angry with his spouse – for instance – and he’ll beat her leaving marks on her and similar other things that happen to the individual in a rage.

Therefore, the Prophet SAW prohibited that the judge gives judgement between parties in feud while angry for the reason that anger will inhibit the judge from fair consideration of the matter and then he’ll base the rulings on that, get ruined and rule amongst the people wrongly.

The hadeeth of Sulaymaan bin Surad, may Allaah be pleased with him, concerning two men who were insulting one another in front of the Messenger and one of them exploded with rage to the extent his veins became puffed up, wearing an angry look.

The Prophet SAW then said, “I know a word, if he says it his rage would vanish. If he says, A’udhu billah minash shaytaanir rajeem (I seek refuge with Allah from Shaytan, the accursed”:

“I seek refuge with Allah”, i.e., I seek protection in Him.“…against Shaytaan, the accursed”: because what afflicted him is from the Shaytan.

Hence, we say: The approved thing for the individual to do when he gets angry is to hold back himself and be patient.

He should seek protection with Allah against the Shaytan, the accursed, saying: A’udhu billah minash shaytaanir rajeem (I seek refuge with Allah from Shaytan, the accursed).

If he performs the ablution; that puts out the fire of rage, and if he was standing, he should sit down and if he was sitting down, he should stand up. If he fears, he could leave the place so that he does not act in rage and regret afterwards.Allah alone grants success.

Adopted from Explanation Of Riyadus Saliheen By Uthaimeen.


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