Lesson Thirteen: Fire of Anger
Imam Baqir (a.s.) said:
"إنَّ هَذا الْغَضَبَ جَمْرَةٌ مِنَ الشَّيْطانِ تُوْقَدُ فِى قَلْبِ ابْنِ آدَمَ"
Anger and wrath are the burning flame of fire which is kindled inside man’s heart by Satan.1
When an angry man performs something or makes a decision, in most cases he will later regret and feel sorry because a burning fire of anger causes him to disregard his wisdom and intellect. The nervous system and muscles may cause him to inflict irreversible damage.
We should control and extinguish this satanic flame with utmost precision and speed. Once anger turns into uncontrollable rage, it would be too late to prevent it from burning and ruining our lives and those of others.
- 1. Bihar al-Anwar, volume 73, page 278, AlKafi Volume 2, page 302