When Angry

Anger is an instinctive emotion that is felt both by animals and humans. Anger is an almost unpredictable but one of the rawest emotions that humans display in several situations. Despite being a natural emotion, it must be controlled as it can have a number of damaging and negative consequences. 

Islam emphasizes that one should control one's anger, and this can be done through reciting dua when angry. if one can’t control it, one should get the necessary help. Narrated by Abu Hurairah, the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ 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 al-Bukhari 6114

To control one’s anger, finding support through making a dua when one is angry can help one pause and reflect on their actions. This is an important step towards self-awareness, developing patience, and moving towards goodness rather than transgressing. Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى in the Holy Quran says, "Those who spend [in Allah 's cause] during ease and hardship and who restrain anger and who pardon the people - and Allah loves the doers of good." (Surah Al-Imran 3:134)

Hisnul Muslim

When angry

Good Etiquette Duas

أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجيـمِ

'A'oothu billaahi minash-Shaytaanir-rajeem.

I seek refuge in Allah from Satan the outcast.

[Hisnul 193] [Al-Bukhari 7/99, Muslim 4/2015.]

The Etiquettes of Reciting Dua When Angry 

There is no specific number that one should read this dua in.  Whenever you find yourself getting angry, you can recite this dua and as many times as you want. However, when you make dua for your anger, make it with a conviction of seeking strength and relying on Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى for enduring if there is any harshness.

When angry, seek refuge in Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى with the faith that He will empower you to pass the test with composure and patience. When you’re angry at someone or something, seek strength from Allah, that He protects you from harm and that you are not a test for others. 

Reciting Dua When Angry Benefits 

Controlling one’s anger when angry is a sign of being patient, and for this, there is a reward in this world and the hereafter. Making dua when angry can help one ground their hyper energy and make them use that energy towards something that is good rather than hurting themselves or others through aggressive behavior. 

Making dua when angry can help one feel calm and collected rather than being all over the place. This can help one feel a greater hold on their emotions and temper rather than having an uncontrolled and emotionally charged reaction. There is a great reward attached to being patient, as Allah is indeed with the patient.


The best remedy to relieve one’s anger is to sit down and have a glass of water to calm down. Practicing deep breathing or grounding techniques can help control one’s anger.

Surah Al-Shura (42) instructs us to control and restrain anger rather than saying or making things in anger as it cannot be reverted.

The entire Quran is a source of relief and peace. It is advised to read Surah Duha (93) for one’s peace, but any surah can be read as one desire.