عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه مرفوعاً: «ليس الشديد بالصُّرَعة، إنما الشديد الذي يملك نفسه عند الغضب».
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Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) said: "The strong man is not the one who can overpower others (in wrestling); rather, the strong man is the one who controls himself when he gets angry."
Sahih/Authentic. - [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Explanation

True strength is not the strength of muscles and body. The strong person is not the one who always defeats strong people. Rather, a truly strong person is the one who overpowers himself when he is in a fit of rage, because this proves that he has the strength to exercise self-control and overcome the devil.

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Benefits

  1. It points out the merit of forbearance. Allah Almighty says: {And when they are angered, they forgive.}
  2. Self-restraint at the moment of anger is more difficult than fighting the enemy.
  3. Islam has transformed the jāhiliyyah notion of strength into noble manners that build a distinctive Muslim character. The most powerful of people is he who maintains formidable self-restraint against lusts.
  4. We must avoid anger due to its harmful physical, mental, and social effects.
  5. Anger is a human trait which can be avoided by curbing oneself.