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|10/13/01 at 22:51:44|
i was wondering if anyone could point me to some verses in the qur'an
that show that muslims must forgive both other muslims as well as
|10/14/01 at 17:40:37|
Must? Is there a MUST to forgive? wassalam
|10/14/01 at 17:36:53|
I'm not sure where it is, but I think there's a verse in the Qur'an or a hadeeth that says two brothers can't avoid each other for more than three days, each turning away when seeing one another (I'm not sure I worded it correctly).
|10/14/01 at 21:38:25|
Although the following verse does not mention forgiveness in a litteral sense,it goes one step further in that it enjoins on the person to reciprocate evil with goodness:
"Nor can goodness and Evil be equal. Repel (Evil) with what is better: Then will he between whom and thee was hatred become as it were thy friend and intimate." Qur'an 41:34
"And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint,- none but persons of the greatest good fortune. " Qur'an 41:35
|10/15/01 at 10:02:31|
|Bismillah and salam,|
There is one that says the 3afu is the best sadaqa i think and another that says wa in ta3fu wa tasfa7u it is better for you. Here are some ayas that have to do with forgivness:
We created not the heavens, the earth, and all between them, but for just ends. And the Hour is surely coming (when this will be manifest). So overlook (any human faults) with gracious forgiveness.
Let not those among you who are endued with grace and amplitude of means resolve by oath against helping their kinsmen, those in want, and those who have left their homes in Allah's cause: let them forgive and overlook, do you not wish that Allah should forgive you? For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Those who avoid the greater crimes and shameful deeds, and, when they are angry even then forgive;
Those who hearken to their Lord, and establish regular Prayer; who (conduct) their affairs by mutual Consultation; who spend out of what We bestow on them for Sustenance;
And those who, when an oppressive wrong is inflicted on them, (are not cowed but) help and defend themselves.
The recompense for an injury is an injury equal thereto (in degree): but if a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah: for (Allah) loveth not those who do wrong.
: But indeed if any do help and defend themselves after a wrong (done) to them, against such there is no cause of blame.
The blame is only against those who oppress men and wrong-doing and insolently transgress beyond bounds through the land, defying right and justice: for such there will be a penalty grievous.
But indeed if any show patience and forgive, that would truly be an exercise of courageous will and resolution in the conduct of affairs.
Tell those who believe, to forgive those who do not look forward to the Days of Allah: It is for Him to recompense (for good or ill) each People according tk what they have earned.
O ye who believe! Truly, among your wives and your children are (some that are) enemies to yourselves: so beware of them! But if ye forgive and overlook, and cover up (their faults), verily Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Those who show patience, Firmness and self-control; who are true (in word and deed); who worship devoutly; who spend (in the way of Allah); and who pray for forgiveness in the early hours of the morning.
Those who spend (freely), whether in prosperity, or in adversity; who restrain anger, and pardon (all) men;- for Allah loves those who do good;-
Whether ye publish a good deed or conceal it or cover evil with pardon, verily Allah doth blot out (sins) and hath power (in the judgment of values).
|10/16/01 at 03:50:22|
Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab from Anas ibn Malik that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Do not be angry with each other and do not envy each other and do not turn away from each other, and be slaves of Allah, brothers. It is not halal for a muslim to shun his brother for more than three nights."
Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab from Ata ibn Yazid al-Laythi from Abu Ayyub al-Ansari that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "It is not halal for a muslim to shun his brother for more than three nights, that is they meet, and this one turns away and that one turns away. The better of the two is the one who says the greeting first."
|10/16/01 at 11:19:07|
|Fahad may is this what you mean|
>>>Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab from Ata ibn Yazid
al-Laythi from Abu Ayyub al-Ansari that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah
bless him and grant him peace, said,
"It is not halal for a muslim to shun his brother for more than three
nights, that is they meet, and this one turns away and that one turns
away. The better of the two is the one who says
the greeting first."
>>>Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab from Anas ibn Malik
that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,
said, "Do not be angry with each other
and do not envy each other and do not turn away from each other, and be
slaves of Allah, brothers. It is not halal for a muslim to shun his
brother for more than three nights."
|10/17/01 at 20:20:58|
|As Salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuhu...|
I'll remember some hadith.
He who has done a wrong affecting his brother's honour, or anything
else, must ask for his forgiveness for it now before he will have
neither dinar or dirham. If he has any good deed to his credit it would be
out of his credit that the measure of his wrongdoing would be deducted,
but if he has done no good deeds it will be taken from the other's evil
deeds and laid upon him. (Bukhari).
|10/18/01 at 04:27:34|
I don't have the verses.. but I received this via the e-mail. Hope it'll help... err.. in some way or another.
*always not answering the question* Barr
To be able to forgive is indeed a rare quality in a person. Such a person who forgives his tormentor and antagonist has been assured in many verses of the Holy Quran of peace, contentment and plentiful bounties of Almighty God.
It is difficult to distinguish this quality from meekness, wherein one
might, out of resignation and weakness of submission, especially under
circumstances when he is a weak and helpless person, subjected to persecution and cruelty later finds himself powerful enough to retaliate and can take revenge, forgoes his/her right and forgives the enemies.
In order to understand this heroic phenomenon, we should look into the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as divided into two distinct periods. The one that relates to his life spent in Makkah and the other during which he took refuge in Madinah. In the former period of his life he was weak and helpless. Yet impelled by the demands of his prophetic mission, he propagated Islam against very severe and hostile treatment meted to him. He was subjected to all sorts of persecution.
Emboldened by his helpless contentions his enemies went to the extent of strewing thorns in his way, threw dirty and filthy things, pelted him with stones and tried to strangle him to death. They ostracised and confined him with his kith and kin for three long years in a ravine into which they allowed no supplies of the means of subsistence. Such was the sadistic level to which they had descended themselves that he had to leave Makkah and migrated to Madinah.
In Madinah matters took a different shape of things. The holy Prophet was received by Madinians with open heart and arms which has resulted in adding a good number of converts into the fold of Islam. The success of his mission of Islamisation of the society ultimately resulted into the triumphant entry of the holy Prophet into Makkah and gave him absolute authority and complete control over the lives of the people of Makkah, who had treated him ruthlessly before migration.
The atrocities and inhuman behaviour with which the holy Prophet was
subjected to, sent a chill down the spines of his tormentors in Makkah, but they were stunned when the holy Prophet forgave his arch-rival and the chief architect of his miseries, Abu Sufyan. Not only that, the holy Prophet proclaimed that whoever entered Abu Sufyan's house for refuge was also safe.
Hind, Abu Sufyan's wife who had bitter hatred for the holy Prophet went to such extreme end of showing her hatred towards Muslims that in the battle of Uhud, she tore out the liver from the dead body of the holy Prophet's beloved uncle Hamzah and chewed it publicly. When the holy Prophet saw the mutilated and disfigured condition of his uncle and confidant's dead body, tears trickled down from his eyes.
Meanwhile, Hind was distraught at the fall of Makkah. She went into
hiding and veiled herself completely before surrendering to the holy Prophet and professing acceptance of Islam. Her identity was, however, discovered. Yet the holy Prophet of Islam did not hesitate in forgiving her. The effect of his generosity was so immense that Hind exclaimed: "O Muhammad!Hitherto your tent was the most hateful to me, but it is dearest to me today." The days, following the fall of Makkah to Muslims fold, were very critical.
There was a general atmosphere of dismay and fear among the people of
Makkah owing to the guilt in their conscience. On the one hand was their seemingly unyielding pride and later the critical situation arising from their miserable plight due to the glorious victory of Muslims.
The holy Prophet stood like a pillar of peace for them. Unlike the traditional conquerors who chose to let loose a reign of terror
against their conquered foes, expose them to shame, dishonour and every conceivable form of cruelty and put them through physical torture without any regard to age and sex, the holy Prophet ordered to his disciplined and loyal followers in arms that none should be dishonoured, no property should be touched and no blood should be shed. Then came to him in succession the notables and former nobles of Makkah, who distinguished themselves by the enormity of their crimes and all of them, in return, were pleasantly surprised to get kindness - clemency and mercy at the hands of the distinguished 'victor', the holy Prophet.
All of them were inveterate enemies of the holy Prophet whose aim was to nip Islam in the bud, who were chiefly responsible for all the aggressions against Muslims, and who now stood helpless, buried under the guilt of their own conscience, with their heads bowed in shame. The holy Prophet graciously pardoned all of them.
It would seem that the norms of the 'Geneva Convention' relating to wartime conduct of soldiers were conceived by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) 1,400 years ago. The subsequent history of Islam, even after the death of the holy Prophet, is the witness that his followers had been all along considerate and merciful towards their enemies.
Vengeance leads to revenge and unending feud and bitterness, which in turn hamper the development of civil society, while forgetting and forgiving follies, highhandedness and injustices of opponents eliminate enmities and grudges, producing the tranquillity and harmony so essential for peace and prosperity. Hatred begets hatred while love creates and enhances love at the universal level.
Therefore, as individuals we must learn the virtue of forgiveness at a
personal level which automatically ascends to the social and national
levels. For, great are the virtues of forgiveness. - KT (7/9/2001).
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