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996 I’m not having a good time at school recently. I always end up coming home in a bad mood and this leads to arguments between me and my mum. I never intend to do it and I always try not to, but sometimes I can’t help it. I feel so bad sometimes that I cry. What should I do to keep my anger and stress levels down? Is there anything I can read or do?
The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) taught us that the strength of a human is not measured by his physical strength and his ability to make others fear him; ‘the strong one is the man who controls himself at the time of anger’ (al-Bukhari, Book of Manners, Hadith no. 5639).

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) described anger as a fire, and in the way fire is extinguished with water, an angry person should drink water immediately. If he is standing, he should be ordered to sit down. If he is sitting then he should lie down.

In another Hadith it is mentioned that when a person experiences anger he/she should recite Ta’awwuz, namely A’uzu Billahe Minash Shaiytan nir Rajeem (I seek refuge with Allah from the devil, the accursed).

Furthermore Prophet (S.A.W) said,

‘Merely, anger is from the devil, and he is created from the fire. Fire is extinguished with water. So when one of you is angry, he should perform ablution.’ (Sunan Abu Daud, Hadith no. 4152).

Another habit which you should adopt is to remain in Wudu.

Please refer to other related question on our website also, such as Q854.

(Answered by: Hafiz Mohammed Akhtar)
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