“Good and evil are not alike. Repel evil with what is better. Then he, between whom and you there was hatred, will become as though he was a bosom friend.” (Quran 41:34)
“. . . and let them pardon and overlook. Would you not like that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” [Quran 24:22]
When we think of forgiveness we mostly think of Allah’s forgiveness and we forget how important it is that we also forgive. We need to remember both, remember as humans we make mistakes we do wrong in our relationship with Allah as well as in our relationships with each other. How can we expect Allah SWT to forgive us, while we are not even willing to forgive others?
“Forgiveness is more beloved to Allah than vengeance, mercy is more beloved to him than punishment, grace is more beloved to him than justice, and giving is more beloved to him than withholding.”
Ibn al-Qayyim, Madārij al-Sālikīn 1/228
وَالْعَفْوُ أَحَبُّ إِلَيْهِ مِنَ الِانْتِقَامِ وَالرَّحْمَةُ أَحَبُّ إِل…