Getting upset, angry or offended

It is human nature to get upset, angry and offended at times. When the thought comes to mind that a true saalik does not feel this way, this thought is actually from shaytan who is trying to irritate us. We do not possess angelic qualities, so it is fine to feel this way, provided that we muster the inner strength to swallow it. We must not show it via our facial expression, words or physical actions. Furthermore, a true Saalik will not seek revenge and offend the one who offends him. Otherwise, it shows his nafs is involved. Smile and stay calm and collected, that much is sufficient (for our Islaah/self reformation).

May Allah grant us the ability to restrain ourselves, Aameen.

— Hazrat Ml. Dawood Seedat حفظه الله

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