Anger the Path to Destruction

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As usual, we're asking all of you to wear your masks throughout the entire hotbar and do not take them out until you exit the facilities. Do not wait in the hallways where your shoes only after you exit. Also as usual, we are in need of your drawers and also your donations. This week's announcements sister Sharmeen McDowell, one of our primary volunteers here at Epic, her parents that sister should mean husband brother Austin for father in LA. So, mother and father in law both the parents of them are with COVID We ask Allah azza wa jal to cure them. Also doctor is 100 also somebody that we're all familiar with his father in law also is suffering from COVID So we ask Allah

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subhana wa Tada to cure them and to cure all those that are sick with COVID we also ask Allah to protect us and our loved ones and to forgive those that have passed on

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hamdulillah All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa taala, who raised the heavens and created the creation, He spread for the earth, and He beautified it with vegetation. And he gave us the cycle of the night and day in perfect alternation. He sent down to us the Quran as his speech and revelation. And he sent to us a prophet in whose belief lies our salvation. So it is to Allah and Allah alone that we worship and we bow our heads to in prostration.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us in the Quran to be conscious of and when he says yeah, you heard Idina Armando Tapachula, aka Ducati wala temotu in LA one, two Muslim one. Do you Muslims, Abdullah Ahmed Dibner house narrates that our Prophet sallallahu either he was selling was approached by a man who said to him, O Messenger of Allah, what will protect me from the anger of Allah or messenger of Allah what will protect me from the anger of Allah? Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Do not get angry, and you will be protected from the anger of Allah.

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If you do not get angry, if you do not act in a state of anger, if you can control your anger, you will save yourself from Allah's Anger. What a profound and simple Hadith and what a beautiful concept for us to think about and to ponder, realize they're Muslims, that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam warned us that anger

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is from Shavon Aloha Babu Mina che upon this is a Hadith. Anger is from Shaytaan. Our scholars say that Shavon whispers to us things to get us angry that shaytaan incites us to act impulsively, that when we feel something that's going to make us angry shaytaan jumps on that opportunity and he incites the flames of anger. He makes it easy for us to make something small, much larger than it is to make our reaction disproportional to what we should have done or said, che THON thrives in an area where we're getting angry, and he exacerbates the situation. And that is why covering up our anger and concealing our anger and controlling our anger is from the signs of iman. When we act in a

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state of anger during Muslims, we opened up the doors of all evil. Anger is the stepping stone to transgression. Anger opens up our tongue to become foul mouth to use vulgarities and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that the believer does not alter vulgarities. Our profit system never uttered a vulgarity in his life. Anger causes us to act disproportionately. It causes us to do things that will ruin love and friendship and relationship of friendship. And a love that took years to develop can be destroyed in a moment's anger. And that's why shaytaan loves it because Shavon loves to break the ties of kinship. shaytaan loves to break the bonds of love. shaytaan loves to

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break marriage apart. And so shaytaan utilizes anger to break years of trust and years of friendship. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that the believers are those who fight against this impulsive rage of anger. Allah says in the Quran describing the people of Jana while cow the mean Allah when I feel and in us, the people of Jana are those who are able to cover up their anger. Notice the beautiful phrase Allah didn't say they eliminate the anger because anger is inside of us. As long as it remains inside. We are not sinful. No matter how much your blood boils, Allah is not gonna call you to task. The minute you allow that boiling blood to spill out into your life. The

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minute your tongue becomes unleashed, the minute your limbs start acting on that anger, that is when the accountability begins. So Allah azza wa jal does not say the people of Jana are those who never get angry. No, Allah says they can control their anger, they cover their anger, they keep their anger in check, one cow the mean, what a powerful and beautiful message that is sent through this verse. It is not how long to feel anger, it is not sinful to have your blood boil, but the believer is managing to control that and does not act impulsively or rationally. Also, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada praises the believers and talks about the people of Jana in another series of verses and he says

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what eat them hold the Boo home y'all fear on the highest levels of Janna, Allah describes them in a state of anger, they're still able to forgive others. In a state of anger ye them, I'll hold the Boo when they're angry. It doesn't cause them to become irrational. They don't become vengeful, they don't do a tit for tat. If somebody insults them, they don't insult back. They don't stoop to their level, even in a state of anger. They managed to control that anger, and forgive the one who caused them that anger why them are called the Boo home, y'all. If you don't notice, this is a Khurana description. And this series of verses, we don't have time to talk about it. But Allah was

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describing the highest levels of Jannah, the highest levels of iman, and Allah says when they're angry, even when they're angry, they can forgive SubhanAllah. So it's not just about controlling the anger. It's about recognizing that this provocation does not need to be responded to rather the better thing to do, the higher thing to do is to forgive and to keep that friendship, to keep the ties of blood to keep that family together. It's just to forgive and to forget, otherwise, if we are going to respond, we're going to exacerbate the situation, we're going to make the situation much worse. And the root cause of the majority of human conflict goes back to anger. I repeat, the root

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cause of the majority of human conflict of problems between brothers and sisters of problems between friends of problems between husband and wife is when one of the two parties or maybe both of them does not keep their anger in check. And of course do your brothers and sisters when we are angry, and we act upon that anger.

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What this demonstrates to be very honest, is that our egos are inflated. And again, think about this. Why do you respond? Why do you say something back? Because you think or I think that my ego is so big, somebody said something, I need to do something back. What is your ego and my ego, we need to eliminate that pride. Because pride is the root of all arrogance. And arrogance does not allow us to go into Jannah. The humble person eliminates pride. If we eliminate our ego, and somebody says something we will say so what maybe even the right May Allah forgive me if they were right, and if they're wrong, I'll get the reward. When we eliminate ego, we eliminate anger. So the root cause of

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anger is actually our inflated sense of ourselves, our inflated sense of our ego and if we understand that ego and pride are what made Shavon Shavon or what made Shavon Shavon. What made Shavon Shavon about what stuck about her he was too proud. He was too proud what kind of menial caffeine, we can't go down that path we have to eliminate pride we have to understand that our pride is in complete dissonance. It is an antithetical to our submission to Allah subhanho wa taala. If we eliminate pride, we will go a long way in eliminating our anger. Dear Muslims, the word to control anger in Arabic is him Hill means even when you're angry, you control and don't act upon that anger.

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And our Prophet Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam demonstrated that in his own life, he never got angry for a worldly reason. He only got angry and demonstrated it for a religious reason. And that's a different reason. When Allah azza wa jal, and his signs are insulted, that is something else. We're talking about personal anger, we're talking about the anger of this world. Our Prophet system never got angry for something of this world for money for relationships. He didn't get angry for that. And even when he got irritated or angry, the Sahaba said we could recognize it from his face, we could see it but he did an act upon it. That is what it means to be heavy, and of course him is perfected

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in a law and that is why of the Divine Names of the 99 names of Allah. One of them is a Haleem and Al Halley means Allah azza wa jal has every right to get angry when the creation is so arrogant, but Allah does not act upon that anger. Because if Allah acted upon that anger, as the Quran says, not a single person would be left to live on this earth. So Allah is the ultimate el Haleem. Our Prophet system said, no one is able to control better than Allah subhanho wa Taala they insult him and Allah still gives the risk to him, they deny his existence and Allah allows them to live that is what Al Haleem means. So dear Muslims of the etiquettes of our religion of the etiquettes of Islam is to

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control our anger and to make sure we do not act upon such impulses or else we will destroy many many years of relationships and we will go down the hole of destruction of our own deeds may Allah subhana wa Tada bless me and you with through the Quran. And May He make us of those who is versus they understand and apply it's halal and haram throughout our lifespan Escalus forgiveness he was will ask Him for He is those are for under ramen

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All praise is due to Allah, the One and the unique. He alone do a worship, and it is His blessings that we seek. Dear Muslims of the solutions when it comes to controlling your anger. A number of things are mentioned in the prophetic traditions of them. of them is that we recognize those of us that are quick tempered, we recognize that we have an issue and we try our best to control it from the get go. A man came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said O Messenger of Allah, I'm asking you for comprehensive advice. What is the advice you give me? Our Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam said law talks about Don't get angry. So the man said and what next? The prophets have said

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Don't get angry, the man said and what next, the process of continued repeating Don't get angry. Don't get angry. Don't get angry until the man understood there is no better advice than this advice. I don't need point number two if I can conquer point number one, if I can stick with this one point that is all that I need. And I live a comfortable life Don't get angry. Also our Prophet sallallahu RSM advised us that when we're in a state of anger, we should not say anything. We should Zipit we shouldn't respond. We should control and much less act and by the way statements includes writing emails and putting up Facebook posts or Twitter or whatnot. When we are angry, do not say

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anything. Do not

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compose an email, because if we're angry, and we don't say anything, the anger will dissipate. But if we write or speak in a state of anger, then the anger is permanently etched in the records of human history. Once we let the anger out, we cannot let it back in. But if we control the anger, and how do we control it by not saying by not acting upon it, let the anger die out. And then think of a logical or rational response. Do not act in a state of anger. This was a prophetic advice. Also, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that when we are angry, he literally said the Hadith I quoted you anger is from shape on so when one of you is angry, seek refuge in Allah from Shaytaan

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say are all do bIllahi min ash shaytaan. The regime when you are angry, literally anger is from Shaytaan. When a person is angry, you can literally see there is going to be a sheath on in fact, once there's a hadith in Bukhari, that a man was so angry that his forehead was about to you can see the veins you can see the red eyes and our professors and looked at him and said, anger is a coal like charcoal that Shaitan puts into the person you see the anger over there. So when one of you is angry do will do because water extinguishes fire, this is a Hadith as well. So when you're angry, another tactic is to do will do because literally there is a Shavon that is happy at your state of

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anger and he is exacerbating your anger. So just like shaytaan is made out of fire, and water extinguishes fire, when we are angry we should do will do and they will extinguish you will eliminate the shaytaan that is fueling that fire. And anybody who has been angry and done will do will see and testify to the reality of how quickly one will do extinguishes a boiling anger. Also, our Professor Sam said, that one one of you is angry, and he is standing up, then sit down. And if he's sitting down, then lie down. Once again, this goes back to the fact that shaytaan is literally in a metaphorical sense, I should say causing our blood to boil. And if it's boiling, when we stand

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up, we feel like doing something punching, hitting using our tongue. When we sit down, we are literally calming ourselves. It is a tactic a mechanism to control the anger. And that's what our Prophet sallallahu sallam said that when one of you is angry and standing up, then sit down, and if they're sitting and they're still angry, then lie down. The point being you are making an effort to get rid of shape on and to get rid of the influence of shaytaan. And when we obey Allah subhanho wa Taala in these ways of sitting down of zipping our lips of doing will do we are showing shaytaan that we love Allah more than his tactics. And in doing that we eliminate Shavon. And of course do

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your brothers and sisters if it so happens, if it so happens that we act in a state of anger, we do something in a state of anger. Then as soon as that anger dissipates, it is of the methods of our religion, that we seek Allah's refuge for anything we've done and apologize and seek forgiveness. The Prophet Musa alayhis salam, he got angry at the, when the Israelite came to him and the Egyptian was there in the story, famous story. And in that state of anger, he punched so hard that it caused the death of that Egyptian. And so when the anger subsided, he said I made a mistake of Allah, Oh Allah, I made a mistake, forgive me. And so this demonstrates when a person does something foolish

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in a state of anger, then it is prophetic to acknowledge that apologizing for a mistake is prophetic. apologizing for something you've done. That is wrong. That is of the ways we meant but it's even better than that. To not be in a situation where you have to apologize, try not even to do something that you have to apologize for. And that will only be done when we make sure that we don't act in a state of anger. Brothers and sisters, I conclude this quote, by a beautiful statement of the famous companion Ibn Mr. Rudra, the Allahu dadan Ibn Masaru, the famous companion and the one who was of the earliest convert to Islam, Ibn Massoud said, if you want to judge the character of a

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person, if you want to judge the character of a person, then see two things. Number one, how well he controls himself when he's angry. And number two, how trustworthy and honest is he regarding something he himself wants and desires. If you want to check the character, check the anger and how well he can control it. And check his honesty when it comes to something that he wants. You can judge the wrath of a person, the manners of a person, you can judge them by many things. But if there was to be only one thing that you can judge a person, it is how well he controls his anger and how well and disciplined he acts when he is in a state of anger. And that's where Allah says that

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the righteous are those who control their anger. And even when they're angry, they're able to forgive others may Allah subhana wa Taala make us amongst them Allah men neither me nor Allahu Allah Tada. If you have any

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