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Another great reward is described in the Prophet’s words: "Whoever controls his anger at the time when he
has the means to act upon it, Allaah will call him before all of mankind on the Day of Resurrection, and will let
him choose of the Hur al-’Iyn whoever he wants."
The Messenger of Allaah sallallahu alaihe wassallam said: "The strong man is not the one who can overpower
others (in wrestling); rather, the strong man is the one who controls himself when he gets angry."
The greater the anger, the higher the status of the one who controls himself. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe
wassllam said: "The strongest man is the one who, when he gets angry and his face reddens and his hackles
rise, is able to defeat his anger."
Humble yourself
Humility is a virtue on which a special stress is laid in the Qur’an and the Sunnah.
It is related by Haritha ibn Wahb radiallahu anhu that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu alaihe wasallam said:
“Shall I not tell you about the inhabitants of Paradise? They are weak one, who is considered weak, who if he
were to swear an oath by Allah, He would keep it. Shall I not tell you about the inhabitants of Hell? They are
very surely, uncivil and proud one.”
This hadith describes the people of Paradise as weak, weak means a noble, humble, and mild person who deals
humbly with others whom others regard as weak in comparison, the proud and arrogant.
Watch out for Hasad (Envy)
Hasad is a desire that a blessing, or a cause of happiness, may depart from its possessor and become
transferred to oneself. Hasad is cancerous in its effect and leads to hatred, animosity, as well as ill-feeling and
often further disobedience towards Allah. It is condemned in many ahadith.
Abu Hurayrah reported that the Prophet sallallahu alaihe wassallam said, ‘Envy eats away good deeds like fire
eats away wood.’
Reported by Abu Dawud, 4777
Reported by Ahmad, 2/236
Reported by Imaam Ahmad, 5/367
Bukhari and Muslim
Abu Daud and al-Tirmidhi