Anger Amasses All Evil

The shaikh, Dr. ʿAbdullāh Al-Bukhārī, may Allāh protect him, said:

In Ṣaḥīḥ Al-Bukhārī (6116), [it’s reported] that a man said to the Prophet ﷺ, “Direct me [towards something good for me].”

He said, “Do not get angry.”¹ And then he repeated that again and again, saying, “Do not get angry.”

Imām Ibn Rajab said: “This [ḥadīth] shows that anger amasses [all] evil, [while] staying safe from it amasses [all] good.” (Jāmiʿ Al-ʿUlūm wa-l-Ḥikam, vol. 1, p. 362)

¹i.e., hold back from evil or unseemly conduct that might result from it and keep away from things that lead to losing your temper in the first place. Refer to Shaikh Ṣāliḥ Āli Shaikh’s explanation of the ḥadith in his Sharḥ Al-Arbaʿīn Al-Nawawiyyah. (tr.)

Source: 1 Apr 23.