3 Considerations Which Should Be Kept in Mind for Anger Management Issues
Islam puts great emphasis on behavior of human beings. It includes positive outlook in daily routine and attainment of good manners. Entire life of our beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad PBUH also suggests that He has the best possible personality and character.
Anger is considered one of the most destructive and harmful kinds among all sorts of negative attitudes that are forbidden in Islam. Abu Hurrairah R.A once narrated the story of one man asking Prophet PBUH:
“Counsel me.” The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Do not get angry.” The man repeated his request many times, but the Prophet (PBUH) kept saying: “Do not get angry.”
Such is the weight of avoiding anger that our beloved Prophet PBUH kept on advising that person to remain peaceful even in harsh moments. Latest psychological and behavioral research also shows that sentiments of irritation and resentment greatly affect the mind of human in negative way. They even overpower the man’s entire consciousness which eventually leads to wrong and bad decision making. Following are these considerations that you must keep for effective anger management:
- Seek Allah’s Protection from Satan
One must know as a Muslim that Islam is a religion of harmony and tranquility which teaches its followers to adopt such manners which represent its true essence. Although human is peaceful and loving by nature but still they get feeling of anger and hate towards other people.
Reason behind this is that Satan is human being’s biggest enemy who manipulates the situations against one’s will and encourages the people to act in rashness. There is this hadith in Quran Pak which clearly indicates that Satan is the biggest enemy of man who is always ready to make the situation worse. It also shows that feeling of fury also comes directly from Satan and should always ask from Allah Pak to protect him from Satan’s influence which would result in tranquility and calmness of mind.
- Controlling Annoyance Leads to Paradise
As feeling of anger directly comes from satanic influence, therefore managing it is a best act of virtue which eventually leads to high rewards from Allah Pak. Holy Prophet PBUH said:
“Whoever controls his anger at the time when he has the means to act upon it, Allah will call him before all of mankind on the Day of Resurrection, and will let him choose of the Hoor al-‘Ayn whoever he wants.”
It means that controlling the sentiments of anger is an act that is very dear to Allah Pak, who will grant his people with high place in Paradise (Jannah) in the next life. There are also other ways to enter Jannah so make sure you also follow them.
- Regarding Anger as Weakness
Many people consider revenge as act of bravery, which in fact is a result of strong feelings of bitterness towards other people. Last Messenger Prophet PBUH has voided all such thoughts and regarded the feeling of anger as man’s weakness.
In a nutshell, anger is highly unfruitful and negative feeling that must be controlled by every Muslim in order to be successful in this world and in the next life.