Upon visiting a local gymnasium, you’ll find a lot of people having big broad muscles in their shoulders, arms, thighs, abs and they are working out like crazy to produce them and to maintain them? Why, because great workout increases stamina while stronger and powerful muscles can exert more force. Such guys wrestle to prove how strong and powerful, leaving everyone in awe. Well, everybody wants to become like them, don’t we? Like, BIG STRONG MEN!
But do you know whom Allah’s Messenger Muhammad (Sallahu alaihi WA alahi wasallam) regarded as the strongest among men? He said:
“The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger.”
[Abu Hurairah RA : Sahih al-Bukhari 6114]
How many of us exhibit such power and might? This is what makes us stronger in real terms! You don’t believe me? Try controlling your anger for the next 7 days and prove it wrong! 🙂