Allah created mankind and gave him different emotions like happiness, sadness, love, hate, depression, fear, anger…etc. Every man feels these emotions depending on the conditions and circumstances. Each of these emotions offers some benefits to the man if used correctly. However, there is the grave danger of provoking harm if they are used incorrectly. Harm will be caused not only on others but also will backfire on the inflictor.
For instance, Almighty Allah, made fear in the human soul so that he might protect himself against danger, and stay away from evil and crime. For such an occasion, fear is a good way to keep man from evil and corruption.
The faithful who fears Allah also fears committing sins and evil deeds. Consequently, he keeps on the right path by staying away from such crimes. But there is a difference between fear and cowardice. It is not right for the faithful to be a coward or to be controlled by weakness, without standing up to an aggressor or without confronting oppression, evil, and corruption. Being afraid in a cowardly way only leads to being submitted to humiliation and aggression.
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Anger as an emotion existing in the human soul, has a useful aim for man and can be a counterbalance to cowardice if he uses it in a correct way.Man should be angry about an evil action or corruption in society. He should be angry for the right, for Allah alone, and he should defend good and goodness.
But anger can harm himself and other people and even be changed to evil if he becomes angry for meaningless causes and does not control himself, allowing his anger to overwhelm his will. Anger then pushes man to oppress others and to commit crimes by its uncontrollable use, which is in gross disobedience to Allah.