Is this a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?

أول الْغَضَب جُنُون وَآخره نَدم

“The initial stage of anger is madness and the end state is regret and remorse”



I have not come across this as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in any authentic Hadith source.

‘Allamah Ibnul Jawzi (rahimahullah) as quoted this as the statement of some wise person.

(Kashful Mushkil Min Hadithith Sahihayn, vol. 3 pg. 540)


It should therefore be quoted as such, and not as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), until it can be proven so.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


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