Holding Anger, You will Get a Big Reward

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Try to hold back your anger. Holding back anger when you can let it out is a noble trait. Allah will reward anyone who can hold back his anger.

In a hadith from Ibn Umar (may Allah blesses him), that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ says,

مَا مِنْ جُرْعَةٍ أَعْظَمُ أَجْرًا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ مِنْ جُرْعَةِ غَيْظٍ كَظَمَهَا عَبْدٌ ابْتِغَاءَ وَجْهِ اللَّهِ

“There is nothing swallowed with a greater reward from Allah than a servant who swallows his rage. Seeking thereby the countenance of Allah” [Ibn Majah. Al-Albani says that this hadith is saheeh].

Al Munawi says: “There is no dose that is more rewarding to Allah than a dose of rage of a person that he holds it. Actually he can bring out that rage, but he prefer to gulp his anger and returning it to his heart. Like he gulps water to his stomach. This is the most beloved dose of a person, and he will get the greatest reward and the highest degree” [Faidul Qadir, 5:476].

Anas says: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, passed by people wrestling and he says, “What is this?” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, this is a wrestler and no one can wrestle like him!” The Prophet says,

أَلَا أَدُلُّكُمْ عَلَى مَنْ هُوَ أَشَدُّ مِنْهُ رَجُلٌ ظَلَمَهُ رَجُلٌ فَكَظَمَ غَيْظَهُ فَغَلَبَهُ وَغَلَبَ شَيْطَانَهُ وَغَلَبَ شَيْطَانَ صَاحِبِهِ

“Shall I not tell you who is even stronger than him? It is a man wronged by another man, yet he suppresses his rage and thus he defeats it. He defeats his devil, and he defeats the devil of his companion” [al Bazzar. Ibnu Hajar says that this hadith is hasan].


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