Insults are better taken lying down, claim scientists

Subhan’Allah! anger management

Scientists are always making new discoverys, their latest one?

New research has shown that those who take personal insults while upright exhibited brain activity linked to attacking but this urge disappeared when they took the same insults lying down.

Basically they figured out that if you are insulted in different positions other than standing your reaction or degree of anger wouldn’t be as high.

Jazaku’Allah to brother Shakil for making this amazing correlation, this recent discovery and advice being given by scientists goes back to the 7th century. Yup it’s not new at all and it wasn’t just discovered! Our beloved Propeht Muhammad (s) understood the psychology of humans which is why he said long ago in a hadith

“When one of you becomes angry while standing, he should sit down. If the anger leaves him, well and good; otherwise he should lie down”.

(Sunan of Abu Dawood, Narrated Abu Dharr, r.a.)

Peter Bandettini, a brain imager at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, said: “It never occurred to me that body position might influence behavioural or neuronal activity in the context of aggression – but it makes sense.

These scientists are mad late, well you can’t blame them, they don’t read the seerah. We should go out and give more dawah that way these new so called “discoverys” wouldn’t be suprising to people.

May Allah (swt) guide us all to the straight path and give us more knowledge of his final messenger Prophet Muhammad (s), Ameen.


Also check out my previous article called “Anger Management”

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2 Responses to Insults are better taken lying down, claim scientists

  1. Rabab August 14, 2009 at 10:57 am #


  2. Fatpie42 August 20, 2009 at 6:49 am #

    To be fair, we all knew that people are less likely to get worked up if they sit down or lie down already. All the scientists have done is find a way of demonstrating in a controlled test that the effects are physiological rather than purely psychological.

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