Sufi Practices

Control of Anger

“When a person gets angry, this is a form of pride. They are saying, “I am better than you”. They are looking at the other person, proudly saying, “They are no good, but I am good – I have the right to be angry in this situation.” We have no right to be angry with any other person on earth. Control of anger comes from our level of humbleness.

Be kind, friendly and patient with everyone. This is to emulate the patience, mildness and forbearance of God, exalted is He, without which nothing on earth would be alive. The solution to all of mankind’s problems is to be found in patience and friendliness.  To exhibit these characteristics will most importantly gain God’s favour. You will also gain good health and people will love you.”


Mawlana Shaykh Nazim.
40th Shaykh in the Naqshbandi Sufi Golden Chain of Shaykhs.