Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Portion For Your Heart: True Strength

Thank you Allah for giving me a group of sahabats who keeps on reminding me :

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: “True strength is not the ability to never be knocked down by anybody; but to be able to control one’s anger, especially when a person has the ability to act on it.” [Muslim]That is why we see that people with weak characters suppress their anger when dealing with their superiors but take it out on those weaker than them. A weak man will take his frustrations out on his family, a woman on her children, the rich on the poor. Giving free rein to one’s anger results only in crime against Allah’s creatures. It is natural to feel anger in certain situations but the successful person is he who is able to control the expression of his anger. Not all crimes in Islam are recognized as crimes in secular law, but what matters to a Muslim is how their action is viewed by Allah. Anger is justified when the crime is against Allah and his Messenger, but even then it is best handled with a cool mind.

Hazrat Ali (radi Allahu anhu) said: “A moment of patience in a moment of anger prevents a thousand moments of regret.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing, I need the reminder sometimes. Allah bless you and your family, the obvious from Him is the beautiful kids you have.

  2. Dear BabYpose,

    Thank you very much :-)

  3. btul tu , kekuatan seseorang bukan dinilai dari segi mcm mana dia bergaduh , tetapi lebih kepada kekuatan dia utk mengakui kesalahan diri sendiri bila dia membuat kesalahan.Mental strength always beat physical strength

  4. Dear X-plorer,
    Thanks. I need that utk mengingatkan diri sendiri selalu...Especially bila berhadapan dgn anak2