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Friday, February 06, 2009

Forgiveness is what is best and most advantageous for a person

Forgiveness is

what is best

and most advantageous

for a person

God tells believers in one of His verses:

“It is He

Who accepts repentance

from His servants

and pardons evil acts

and knows what they do.”

(Qur’an, 42:25).

As is expressed in this verse, God is forgiving. And believers, obeying the morals God approves of, know to forgive when they face malevolence and how to banish wickedness with kindness. Without a doubt, to overlook wickedness by being patient and not be vindictive by forgiving the wrongdoer are qualities specific to a pious person. And the recompense for this behaviour is God’s approval and love.

God informs us in one of His verses:

Those who give alms

in times of both ease and hardship,

those who control their rage

and pardon their fellow man—

God loves the charitable.

(Qur’an, 3:134)

By responding to wrong-doing with goodness, the person forgiving would also be creating a place full of peace and comfort for himself and others.

Of course, such an environment is vastly superior in terms of ease, comfort, and peace to one ruled by continuous revenge, grudge, hatred, and animosity.

Of course, the individual may have to control himself and exercise great patience for some time to rid himself of the anger and feelings of resentment which at first well up him, but in return he will achieve an environment and soul full of friendship, love, respect, and peace.

This is what God tells believers in His verses:

A good action and a bad action

are not the same.

Requisite evil with good and,

if there is enmity between you

and someone else,

he will become like a bosom friend.

But none will obtain this save

those who are truly steadfast.

None will attain this save

those who have great good fortune.

(Qur'an, 41:34-35)

As a reward for good morals, God gives people a good and an easy life. Around a person who doesn’t forgive, there are always enemies who hate and despise him, whereas one who forgives is blessed with a life full of comfort and peace in this world and warm friends.

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How perfect You are O Allah, and I praise You. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except You. I seek Your forgiveness and turn to You in repentance.

'Our Lord, give us good in this world, and good in the hereafter, and safeguard us from the punishment of the Fire.'
(Qur'an, 2:200-201)

(Aameen)

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