The Prophet (PBUH) said: “The strong man is not the one who can throw another down. The strong man is the one who can keep hold of himself when he is angry.”
Everybody gets angry sometimes, some people more often and some less, but everybody does. So, we need to know when we do get angry how to control ourselves. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) told us many ways to help keep our temper down. Next time you feel your temper going up try applying these hadiths.
Anger is from Shaitan, because Shaitan loves to make people hate each other, make problems between them, and trick them. Say, "Aoothoo bi Allahi mina Al-Shaitan Al- Rajeem” ("I seek refuge in Allah from the cursed Satan") and Allah will protect you InshaAllah. Two men began hurling insults at one another in the presence of the Prophet (PBUH), each one insulting the other with such anger that his face had turned red. The Prophet (PBUH) said: “I know a word that if one were to say it, what stresses him would go away. If he would but say: ‘I seek refuge with Allah from Satan the Accursed’.”
Make Wudoo (Ablution)
The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Anger is from Satan, and Satan was created from ﬁre. Fire is but
extinguished by water, so if one of you gets angry, he should perform wudoo."
Scientiﬁcally, when one gets angry, the body releases hormones that cause the body's temperature to rise, so if you wash up it would cool you off and therefore decrease your anger.
Change your position
“If one of you gets angry and he is standing, then he should sit down until his anger subsides. If it does not, then he should lie down.”
Why should we do this? Think, if you were standing when you got angry, you would be more likely to hit, push, or hurt the person in front of you. So when angry we should get as close to the ground as we can.
We must be careful and control our anger, remember ANGER is only one letter short of DANGER! However, there is anger that is felt for the sake of Allah. For example, suppose a Muslim heard or saw somebody insulting Islam, the Muslims, or Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). Won't he or she feel angry? This type of anger that is felt for the sake of Allah.
The Companions relate that the Prophet (PBUH) would never became angry for anything. However, if the sanctity of Allah was profaned, then nothing could assuage his anger.