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Anger is a burning coal in the heart of man

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Anger is an ember in the heart of the son of Adam”



Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this as part of a longer Hadith. He has declared the Hadith sound (hasan).

The part in question is as follows:

“Anger is an ember in the heart of the son of Adam. Do you not see the redness of the eyes and bulging of the jugular vein [when a person becomes enraged]. Anyone who [goes into a fit of rage like this] should cling to the ground [until the anger subsides].”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2191)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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