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21 May 2019 CE | 17 Ramadhan 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation

When Angry Stay Silent

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When you are angry, be silent. When you are angry, be silent.” [Al-Adab al-Mufrad Al-Bukhari by Imam Bukhari]
The Prophet (peace be upon him) advised us not to speak when we are angry.

The third cure for anger is to not speak at the time of anger. Ibn Rajab declared this to be a very great cure that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) has mentioned since it is in the state of anger that a person says a lot of things that he or she may regret later on. Sometimes, regretting one's actions will not help since once words are spoken, the damage will take effect.

For example, a person in anger may question Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) or raise an objection to one of His commands. In anger, a husband may divorce his wife. In anger, people say things that destroy relationships and may take years to rebuild. Breaking someone's heart is very easy while joining hearts is very difficult. Damaging a relationship can be done with one word while building relationships may, in some cases, take years.

That is why it is best to refrain from speaking when in anger and to wait until the anger has subsided, then speak in a calm manner so that a person does not regret what he is saying.

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