How to Deal with Negative Emotions in Islam

Different people have different emotions so there is also a variety of behavior in people. Islam respects all the different components of human beings equally. Islam teaches us to be moderate in everything thus we can create an equilibrium. The creator of this universe, Almighty Allah taught us to do justice in our daily life matters. It is also advised to avoid extremes in negative and positive emotions. In our daily life, we meet different people like in our family and friends, they have different emotions and behavior. Islam teaches us ways to deal with negative emotions.
Actions to Manage Emotions
Below mentioned are some positive actions to manage emotions:
Take control of your mind
We should control our imaginations as the imaginations put the effect on our emotions. Our negative imaginations and thoughts reflect our emotions. So, to accomplish this we should behave well with others, remain positive and be thankful to Almighty Allah. We must have spent our daily life with smiling it is a very effective way to get rid of negative emotion and also it is the Sunnah of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).  An effective way to get rid of evil thoughts is to recite Surah Al- Falaq and Surah Al-Nasr. Try to practice positive thinking, patience, and Tawakkal.
Remember Allah Almighty
Remember Allah (SWT) who is the Creator of this universe and provides Rizk to his creatures. Do dhikr, because it keeps your heart alive. For example, you can read Kalimah Tawhid and Surah Al-Ikhlas when you are feeling bad or angry. You can also recite Ayat Al-Kursi when you are happy and perform sujud when you hear good news. Thus, by remembering Allah, you would control your emotions.
Practice Forgiveness
The best way to deal with your emotions is to let it go, move on your way and do not drag your emotions to rule you. Actually, you are hurting yourself when you allow bad emotions to rule you. So, practice Forgiveness will benefit you and others and make a good environment. In the Holy Quran, it is stated that:” And those who avoid the major sins and immoralities, and when they are angry, they forgive” [Qur’an: Chapter 42, Verse 37]
Follow the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
Our beloved prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the most stable personality in the history of mankind. We as Muslims should follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and follow the Seerah to get rewards and blessing and this would also lead to control of our negative emotions. When Muslims won the battle of Badr and returned home, the Prophet (PBUH) was informed that His daughter had passed away. He (SAW) did not highlight His sorrow; He (SAW) did not mourn on it. Prophet (PBUH) let the Muslims celebrate the victory. However, during the conquest of Makkah, He (SAW) did not get carried away by vindictiveness or elation. His head was down, He (PBUH) was remembering Allah Almighty and He (SAW) granted everyone a general amnesty.
So, we should manage our time, communicate with others honestly to deal with our negative emotions. Attend the company of Good Behavior people so that our habits change accordingly. Have a strong belief in Almighty Allah and be thankful to Almighty Allah in all circumstances. In this way, we can deal with our negative emotions with the teachings of Islam.


Source:quranreading.com 

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