صلى الله عليه وسلم
Strength..what comes in your mind when you hear the word strength?
Someone who is physically strong? Someone who is capable of bringing down any strong person with their fist? Someone who can break or make things with their hands? What’s strength to you?
Sometimes, the only strength you have is to endure everything–to endure all kind of external or internal pressure of environment, of people and still smile. That’s strength. To forgive when you have been wronged, to ask for forgiveness when you are wrong and to connect with people even when they disconnect you from their lives, that’s strength.
Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The strong are not the best wrestlers. Verily, the strong are only those who control themselves when they are angry.”
Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5763, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2609