Forgiving those who have wronged you…

In the name of Allaah, the All-Forgiving, Most Kind. And may peace and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad, his family, companions and all those who follow them in goodness until the day of Resurrection. As for what follows;

Here is a question that was asked to Shaykh Bin Baaz, may Allaah have mercy upon him, entitled: Forgiving those who have wronged you.
                                                                                 

Question: There were a group of individuals in my country who collectively wronged me. However, Allaah has relieved me of my affliction and all praise is due to Him. Now I want to forgive them due to that which took place was something already decreed by Allaah, The Most High. So what is the best way you would advise me to go about it? May Allaah reward you with good.

Answer: If they have wronged you and you wish to forgive them, then you will be rewarded and you’ll recieve much good and virtue. Because Allaah, the Most High, said:

“And that you pardon is nearer to piety.” [2:237]

And the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “Allaah does not increase a servant who pardons except in honor and nobility.”[Muslim]

Allaah says:

“Whoever forgives and makes reconciliation his reward is with Allaah.” [42:40]

So with this being the case you are upon much good and if they wronged you by way of backbiting, in your wealth, insulting you, or anything other than that, and you forgave them then you will be rewarded. May Allaah reward you with good.

Questioner: In that case what is the procedure in doing so?

Shaykh Bin Baaz says: The procedure is that he informs them so that his pardoning of them is more complete, i.e. that he has forgiven them and that he does not request anything from them in return. If  however, they wronged him as he mentioned and he does not inform them then this is also fine. The intent is forgiveness, therefore if he forgives then his reward is with Allaah.

Source: http://www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/9146

Translated by:

Muhammad ibn ‘Adnaan Abu Harb

Islaamic University of Medinah

Al-Medinah An-Nabawiyyah,KSA

Dhul-Hijjah 16,1432-November 12,2011

How the companions stood up for their beliefs …

In the name of Allah, all praise is due to He, The One. I send peace and blessings upon his final messenger (Al-Mustafa), and upon his family, companions, and those that followed him in righteousness until The Day of Resurrection (Youm Al-Qiyaamah). To proceed:

It was narrated that Sa’d ibn Abi Waqaas said, “I used to be obedient to my mother, so when I accepted Islam she said to me, ‘I swear you are going to leave your religion or I will not eat nor drink until I die and you will be guilty of me. The people will say, ‘Oh you who killed his mother!” She remained this way day after day. So I said to her, ‘Even if you had 100 souls and they were to be taken one after another I would not leave this religion of mine. Therefore, if you want eat and if you don’t want then don’t eat.’ When she saw that she ate and the verses were reviled,

‘And We have enjoined upon man goodness to parents. But if they endeavor to make you associate with Me that of which you have no knowledge, do not obey them. To Me is your return, and I will inform you about what you used to do.'” — Surah Al-Ankabut 29:8

Taken from: Tafsir Al Qurtubi

TN: Sa’d ibn Abi Waqaas was from the first people to accept Islam and from the ten promised Jannah. He was the doorman of The Prophet ﷺ, and was from the ones who’s Du’a was accepted, and a warrior who fought in the cause of Allah.

Insha Allah stories like these, of the companions of The Prophet ﷺ of our pious predecessors, will be an ispiration and Iman raiser for us in our own lives. May Allah increase us in Iman and grant us success in this life and the next, Ameen!

And all prays due to Allah the lord of the worlds, and the peace and blessings upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and his companions.

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Translated by:

Abdul-Malik Merchant

Umm al-Qura University

Makkah Al-Mukarramah, KSA

Dhul-Hijjah 7, 1432 — November 3, 2011

Leaving off something for the sake of Allaah – Sheikh Saalih as-Suhaymee

In the name of Allaah, The Ever Capable, and may peace and blessings be upon His last and final Messenger, his family and companions, as for what follows:

Question: May Allah give you good, the questioner asks: What is the meaning of: “Whoever leaves off something for Allaah’s sake, Allaah will compensate him with better than it?”

Answer: This hadeeth, amongst those (Scholars) who grade its chain of narration good, means that if you were to abandon some of your rights, Allaah will compensate you with better. For example, if there was an argument or disagreement between you and your brother, or you and your wife, or you and some people for instance, and you forfeited something from your haqq (right) seeking the Face of Allaah, far is He above any imperfections, Most High, then you will be compensated with better by the permission of Allaah ‘azza wa jall.

It is also applicable, inshaa Allah, to one who used to indulge in sins and the like, however he turned away from them and directed himself towards Allaah and upon His obedience, then Allah, blessed be He, Most High, will soon bring about that which is better for this person.

Source: http://www.alsoheemy.net/play.php?catsmktba=2680

Translated by:

Abu Fouzaan Qaasim

Islaamic University of Medinah

Al-Medinah An-Nabawiyyah,KSA

Dhul Qi’dah 5,1432-October 3,2011