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What does Islam say about forgiveness for wronging others?

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Introduction :

Forgiveness is a central tenet of Islam. It is an act of mercy, compassion and grace that has the power to heal wounds and reconstruct relationships. In Islam, forgiveness is not only seen as a way to improve relationships with others, but also as a way to purify one's soul and draw closer to Allah. This text will examine the importance of forgiveness in Islam, including its role in promoting peace and justice in society, and its significance for the spiritual development of Muslims.Forgiving others is not an easy thing to do, but the accomplishment of this test takes the form of a great blessing. Thus, revenge should not be a characteristic of the Muslim.

Background: Islam is a religion that places great emphasis on forgiveness as a means of improving relationships and drawing closer to Allah.

Topic: Forgiveness is considered a way to purify one's soul and get closer to Allah. Muslims are encouraged to ask forgiveness from those they have wronged and to forgive those who have wronged them.


Forgiveness and mercy are qualities of our Prophet Muhammad (sallAllahu 'alayhi wa salam) that every Muslim should strive to develop as personality traits. In order to forgive in a lasting manner and without rancour, the Muslim should no longer consider that person as an enemy, but rather as a test of this world. Furthermore, it is important to ensure that the choice of punishment is Allah's (sufanu wa ta'ala) and that He will deal with the person here on earth or in the Hereafter.

Forgiveness is of paramount importance in the life of a Muslim as breaking the bonds of brotherhood with a brother or sister is strongly discouraged. "He who breaks with his brother in religion for a year will be considered as if he had spilled his blood. (Hadith reported by Al Bukhari).
"Do not break your bonds of brotherhood; do not turn away from one another; do not be envious of one another; rather be brothers, as Allah has commanded you." (Hadith reported by Muslim).

Many believers do not overcome the difficulty of forgiving their loved one following an infidelity. However, a sense of compassion can replace this hateful hatred when one knows the punishment reserved for unfaithful people in married life. "Three people will be deprived of being sanctified or addressed by Allah and will be exposed to a painful punishment on the Day of Resurrection: an old adulterer, a lying king and an arrogant pauper." (Reported by Muslim).

Finally, it should be remembered that the greatest Forgiver is Allah (subhanu wa ta'ala) and that He is also the One who is able to administer the heaviest punishments. Trust in Allah in times of difficulty. "Know that Allah is severe in punishment, but also that Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. [Qur'an 5/98]. "Inform My servants that I am the Forgiver, the Most Merciful." [Qur'an 15/49].


The importance of forgiveness in Islam is emphasized in the Qur'an and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad. Forgiveness is seen as a means of promoting peace and justice in society, and as a way to purify one's soul and draw closer to Allah.

We have not created the heavens and the earth and everything in between except for a purpose. And the Hour is certain to come, so forgive graciously.” (Quran 15:85)

“Do not let the people of virtue and affluence among you swear to suspend donations to their relatives, the needy, and the emigrants in the cause of Allah. Let them pardon and forgive. Do you not love to be forgiven by Allah? And Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Quran 24:22)

“And whoever is patient and forgives – indeed, that is of the matters [worthy] of resolve.” (Quran 42:43)

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