Forgive or not to forgive? That is the question!

June 21, 2009 at 5:36 am Leave a comment

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,
This is a reminder to myself before anyone else.

“And obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength departs, and be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are As‑Saabiroon (the patient)”
[Surah Al-Anfaal : Ayah 46]

“And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. this Qur’an), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah’s Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islamic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes His Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided”
[Surah Al ‘Imraan : Ayah 103]

Is there someone you may have had a disagreement with?
A brother or sister who you have not spoken to because of something that came between you two?
Ask yourself, is it really worth it?
Is it not better to forgive, forget and move on?

It was narrated from Abu Kharaash Al-Sulami that he heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say, “Whoever forsakes his brother for a year, it is as if he has shed his blood.” [Abu Dawood, 4915. Classed as Saheeh Al-Albaani in Saheeh Al-Targheeb, 2762.]

It was narrated that Abu Ayoub Al-Ansaari (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “It is not permissible for a Muslim to forsake his brother for more than three days, each of them turning away when they meet. The better of them is the one who gives the greeting of salaam first.” [Narrated by Al-Bukhari, 2757; Muslim, 2560.]

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The gates of Paradise are opened on Monday and Thursday, and everyone who does not associate anything with Allah is forgiven, except a man who has had an argument with his brother. It is said: ‘Wait for these two until they reconcile, wait for these two until they reconcile, wait for these two until they reconcile.” [Sahih Muslim, 2565.]

Finally, there is a BEAUTIFUL talk called “Justice vs. Forgiveness” on this topic by Brother Nouman Ali Khan which I really encourage you to listen to (short and sweet):

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