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I Will Never Forgive Again – Read This!

In our lives, we have been deeply angered, disappointment or attacked by at least one person. In some of those cases, we may have resolved that i will never forgive you until we meet Allah (The Most High). He will judge us and give me my well deserve justice. Is that you? Well i have a beautiful news for you today.

Sins – Does Allah Forgive Us?

You know just like our friends, colleagues or family who disobeyed or betrayed us, we do the same with our Creator. In fact, we do it even far worse like the example of human beings who associate others in the worship of our Creator. This is the greatest sin as Allah says:

Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin.”

Surah An-Nisa’i Chapter 4 Verse 48.

Allah has promised to still forgive all sins. He says:

Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.”

Surah Az-Zumar Chapter 39 Verse 53

I Forgive – What Is In It For Me?

Most times, we feel cheated when we forgive without been compensated. What is more compensating than knowing that Allah will forgive you just because you overlook the wrong done to you. Allah says:

 

…let them pardon and overlook. Would you not like that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.”

Surah An Nur Chapter 24 Verse 22

Abdullah ibn Amr (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, was upon the pulpit and he said:



Be merciful to others and you will receive mercy. Forgive others and Allah will forgive you.

Source: Musnad Ahmad 7001,

What about been honored by Allah (The Most High) Himself?

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:



Charity does not decrease wealth, no one forgives except that Allah increases his honor, and no one humbles himself for the sake of Allah except that Allah raises his status.

Source: Sahih Muslim 258

I want you to read carefully the story of a man who was brought to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) for killing someone.

Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:

A man came to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, with the killer of his relative.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

Pardon him.

But the man refused.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

Take the blood money.

But the man refused.

The Prophet (peace and blessings Allah be upon him) said:

Go and kill him, for you are like him.

Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

So the man let him go.

Source: Sunan An-Nasa’i 4730

The Prophetic Advice!

A man came asking for the advice of the Prophet (peace be upon him) with regards to forgiveness and he asked thus:


O Messenger of Allah, how many times should I pardon my servant?”

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

Seventy times in each day.

Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1949,

Wow, seventy times? This is an indication to the life he (peace be upon him) wanted us to live. A life of forgiveness and mercy to others.

An Example to emulate

The story below happen during the lifetime of Umar ibn Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) when he was the ruler of the Muslims. It is noteworthy that he was a ruler who was just and fair. He hardly sleeps until he goes round to see how people are living. Now, let’s learn something new below:

Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:

A man entered the presence of Umar and he said,

“O son of Khattab! You do not give us enough, nor are you just with us!”

Umar became angry and was about to strike him when Al-Hurr said:

O leader of the believers, Allah said to His Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him:

Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the ignorant” (7:199).

Verily, this man is ignorant.

Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

By Allah, Umar became still when this verse was recited upon him. He always adhered strictly to the Book of Allah.

Source: Sahih Bukhari 4366.

The life of this world is primarily temporary and the act of forgiveness removes ill feelings from our heart which allows us to focus on many more important aspects of our life like striving for Jannah. It is time to forgive again!

Credit: Some of the grading of the hadith were gotten from our brother abuaminaelias

2018-08-28T18:47:27+00:00

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