In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

February 26, 2009

Don't Angry

Abû Hurayrah relates that a man said to the Prophet (peace be upon him): “Counsel me.” The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Do not get angry.” The man repeated his request many times, but the Prophet (peace be upon him) kept saying: “Do not get angry.” [ Sahîh al-Bukhârî ]
The importance of this hadith:
The secret behind this hadīth's importance lies in the fact that the Prophet (peace be upon him) limited his counsel to this person in one short instruction: “Do not get angry.” Al-Nawawî informs us that Abû Muhammad `Abd Allah b. Abî Zayd said: “Everything that constitutes good manners can be derived from four hadith…” and mentioned among them the Prophet's statement “…to the one to whom he limited his counsel with: ‘Do not get angry'.”

This statement, given in this context, is rich in meaning. First, by limiting his counsel to this one short instruction, the Prophet (peace be upon us) indicates the importance of controlling one's anger, and that doing so has far-reaching implications for a person's welfare both in the worldly life and in the Hereafter.


  1. Thank you for your visit. You have such a lovely blog that reflects a very loving heart, love for humanity and love for the Earth.

    I agree that anger does not serve anyone. In most cases when we are angry with someone else we are usually angry with ourselves. The more we can learn to have compassion and love with ourselves the more love and compassion we have for others. Anger only breeds more anger and doesn't solve anything. Thank you for sharing this, my friend. Robin

  2. @ Robin Easton : Thankyou for your visit sister.
    I hope you have a nice day and always have beautiful moment with your songs, poems and your act on humanity and environment isuues
    your friend. Yulia

  3. bunda, salaam... It's been hectic days here lately, sorry for not visiting you in such a long time ... :(