What is the authenticity of the following narration?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The strong person is not the one who can lift heavy weights. Rather, the strong person is the one who is in control of his soul while in a state of anger.”
This narration is recorded in many Hadith collections with slight variations in the wording.
The wording as appears in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim is as follows:
Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The strong person is not one who can outwrestle, rather, the [real] strong person is he who can control himself while in a state of anger.”
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6114, Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2609)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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