The Virtue of Forgiveness

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The Virtue of Forgiveness
Under the circumstances, the human may rush in making his decisions, so the consequences will be more negative than the actions resulting from these decisions, so it will be better if he does not make these decisions. It's important for man to pardon so he can cope up with the milieu he is living; We stop here to mention some features of the Prophets (blessing and peace be upon him) forgiveness in his dealing with people. These are useful and great lessons in every place and time. Forgiveness is when someone refrains from retaliating, although he is capable of doing so. This is one of the qualities that reflect perfection of manners and nobility of character. ‘Aa`ishah said: “It was never that the Prophet had a choice between two matters but he chose the easiest of the two, as long as it was not something displeasing to Allaah, and if it was a sin, then he was the farthest from it. Further, never did he take revenge for anything personal, unless it had to do with the commandments of and limits set by Allaah.” Additionally, on the day of the bloodless conquest of Makkah, although he was capable of punishing and killing them, the Prophet pardoned the people of the Quraysh, despite the torture and crimes they had committed against him and his companions in the earlier days of Islaam. Furthermore, a Jewish woman came to Muhammad and offered him poisoned sheep’s meat to eat, but, miraculously, the meat warned the Prophet against consuming it. When he discovered what she had done, he asked for her motive, to which she replied: “I wanted to kill you.” Thereupon, he said to her: “Never may Allaah enable you to do so.” Then his companions asked: “Should we kill her?” He replied: “No.”

Overlook people `s fault with gracious forgiveness

The Prophet (blessing and peace be upon him) takes (the) forgiveness from the Holy Qur’an, Allah the Almighty said:

“{ So overlook ( O Muhammad ) their faults with gracious forgiveness },{ Show...
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