Saturday, August 8, 2009

Keeping Shaytan Away One Facebook Message At A Time

So, on Facebook there's a group called "Ahadith a Day Keeps Shaytan Away". Its so clever its awesome. So, anywho I'm on FB checking my Ahadith of the day and this one pops up:

45. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "The strong man is not one who is good at wrestling, but the strong man is one who controls himself in a fit of rage.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary: This Hadith instructs oneself to keep in control in order to overcome his rage.

This hadith touched my heart in ways I couldn't believe. I have a temper that could top some spoiled brats at times and my struggle since for the past year or so has been controlling my anger. I don't get violent or anything like that really, I just say some really nasty things and this hadith just erased any excuse I could've had for my temper.


NeverEver said...

Salam Dedra!

Last week at our halaqah (study circle) at the ladies side of the masjid, we talked about controlling anger and such. There are some Islamic ways of cooling yourself off too. What we talked about what if you are standing, sit, if you are sitting, lay down. If none of this helps, make wudu. As one lady put it "The Shaytan is made of fire and the one sure way to put out a fire is with water" ;-)