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Keep Calm and Mother On–Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil reflects on her role as a parent, and how to deal with mistakes and stress on your parenting journey. I thought I was a kind and patient person. And then I had children. It is easy to be patient when everything is in harmony. It’s harder to be patient when there […]

How Do I Get Rid of Intense Hate Towards Someone in My Workplace?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I work in proximity to an individual who is very selfish and spreads toxicity. He insists on micromanaging our work simply because of his prestige in the community. I am consumed by anger and hatred. How can I deal with this? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I […]

How Do I Deal With Anger?

“Treatment for Anger” by Moulana Hakeem Muhammed Akhtar Sahib Dâmat Barakâtuhum Question: Assalam’aleykum, I have an uncontrollable anger. When I get angry, I get mad. I lose total control. As if Shaytan lives in me. I hit things, and go totally crazy. What do I do? Answer: Walaikum assalam, The way and guidance of our […]

Is Anger Sinful?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is Anger Sinful? Answer:In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon His Messenger Muhammad, his folk, companions, and followers Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said repeatedly to the one who asked him […]

A Reader on Anger Management and Good Character

  Anger Management A Little Fiqh on Controlling One’s Anger Is Anger Sinful? How Do I Deal With Anger? Interview with Habib Ali – Anger, Restraint, Wisdom and the Prophetic Message in Our Times Habib Ali al-Jifri – Lessons on Anger, Forbearance, and Disciplining the Soul Through Prophetic Wisdom – from the RIS Knowledge Retreat […]

A Little Fiqh on Controlling One’s Anger

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Can you please give some advice on how I can control my anger? Answer: In the name of Allah, the inspirer of truth. All praise is to Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate, and all blessings and peace to our Master Muhammad, his family, companions, and those who follow them. […]

Good Character is Not Becoming Angry

[Excerpt from “The Compendium of Knowledge and Wisdom” by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali] It was in this way that Imam Ahmad and Ishaq ibn Rahwayh explained good character as giving up anger, and that has also been related as a marfu’ hadith which Muhammad ibn Nasr al-Marwazi related in the Kitab as-Salah in a hadith of […]