Anger is a normal human emotion that is found within every person but turns destructive when not controlled. Mismanagement of anger causes one problems at work, in personal relationships, and in the overall quality of one’s life. Therefore the guidance given to us in the hadith is towards the management, control and curbing of anger.
“O, you who believe, spend of the good things which you have earned and of what We have produced forth for you from the earth, and choose not for your spending the bad, such as you yourselves would not accept it, except by closing your eyes to it (i.e. accept it only by overlooking its defects). And know that Allah is Independent, Ever-Praised.” (Surah Baqarah V. 267).
Every difficulty being experienced by an individual, group or nation is indeed a direct consequence of his/her/their actions. Man seriously believes that his “rotten and vile” habits, utterances and actions have not hindered and deterred him from acquiring his “achievements”.
Imran ibn Hussain (RA) reports that Nabi (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
“In my Ummah, there will be one group that will always be on the truth (haq). They will remain victorious over the enemy. Their level of belief in and obedience to Allah Ta’ala (imaan and taqwa) will be extremely strong. (Additionally) they will have no doubt whatsoever about the fulfillment of Allah Ta’ala’s promise that Hazrat ‘Isa (AS) will descend”. (Musnad Ahmad)
The recent ‘salt contaminated’ water supply crisis in Port Shepstone saw the Muslim community rising to the need of desperate residents.
Among the signs of a munafiq (hypocrite), as indicated in the hadith, are three: viz. when he speaks, he lies; when he makes a promise, he does not fulfill it; and when he is entrusted with something, he breeches that trust. It’s thus incumbent for a Muslim to be extremely cautious and mindful of not being ensnared by this disastrous trap.