Things to do when angry

Hakim al-Umma Hadhrat Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (may Allah have mercy on him) advised the following to a spiritual aspirant for facilitating control over actions done in anger,

“1. To remove one’s self from that site

2. Recite اعوذبالله من شيطان الرجيم

3. Drink water

4. Immediately get involved in some work

5. Forgive the perpetrator reminding yourself of Allah’ power (Qadir), your own sins, fear of punishment and desirability of forgiving.”

Tarbiyet us Salik, volume 1, page 346