How to Channel Your Anger For Palestine | Blog
Published: October 19, 2023 • Updated: October 20, 2023
Author: Yaqeen Institute
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Indeed, the emotion of anger serves a divine purpose: it is a litmus test of the heart's health and a catalyst driving us toward justice.
1. Guide your anger
It's within this spectrum that Muslims are urged to find a balanced position—harnessing anger for the sake of Allah and channeling it towards the establishment of justice.
- Distinguish between anger for Allah and personal rage.
- Remember the repeated Prophetic advice: "Do not get angry."
- Perform wudu’ to help calm your mind.
- Seek protection from Satan's influence by repeating, "a’udhu billahi min ash-shaytan ar-rajim.”
2. Become a better version of yourself
Our faith teaches us about unseen blessings like baraka, where outcomes aren't strictly transactional. But how can one hope for such baraka if one disregards fundamental responsibilities, like honoring parents or observing daily prayers? Our personal transgressions impede the collective efficacy of our du’a.