Forgiveness Has Many Rewards
Forgiveness implies a fact not to retaliate against any acts of a person. The person or a people may have only one intension to abuse, torture and insult others. But people who are very much patience with their nature and behavior never fall to such circumstances. In spite of such ill treatment a person who adopts the path of forgiveness is really a winner, who defeats the opponent mere just by silence in spite of violence and insult from other side. Forgiveness has very important place in Islam and only those people would be benefited who either experiment these principle of forgiveness in their life or get desired results without any quarrels and conflicts. Forgiving a person does not make a person defeated or small but on the contrary it defeats the opponent and makes us proud that we have not appreciated violence and defeated the measures of devil that is shaytan who wants just quarrels and conflicts among two or more Muslim brothers and sisters. Forgiveness is not a small act but it would make you get reward from God. Forgiveness is experimented only by those people who understand it and its consequences. For them present world has no importance they think about the world hereafter. For them quarrels and envy has no place in their dwellings and just live a simple life.
Remember forgiving a person who has abused or tortured us is not an easy job and takes big decisions to take from our heart both are exactly opposites of each other one has violence and other has non-violence. The principle of forgiveness was best seen, preached and practiced by Holy Prophet Mohammad (Peace and Blessings upon Him) and His companions. Forgiveness has best rewards for a person who experiment it in his or her life.
Allah says in Holy Quran
"Pardon (people) and overlook (their faults). Don't you love that Allah should forgive you." (24:22)
"(The dutiful are) those who restrain their anger and pardon people Allah loves those who do good to others." (3:134)
"Whenever they (true believers) are angry they forgive." (42:37)
"The recompense of evil is punishment like it. But whoever forgives (an evil committed against himself) and amends (matters), his reward is with Allah. . . . Whoever is patient and forgives that is a matter of great resolution." (42:40, 43)
When the Holy Prophet Muhammad defeated his enemies in Makka and returned to that city as its conqueror, he forgave them in the following words
"No reproof be against you this day; Allah may forgive you, and He is the most Merciful of those who show mercy." (12:92)
May Allah Subhano Watala give us Hidayat to forgive people and their faults. Ameen.
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