What does the Quran say about forgiveness?

To be more specific, what does it say about forgiving others who have wronged you?

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  1. Peace be unto you,

    One of the moral traits recommended in the Qur’an is forgiveness:

    “Hold to forgiveness, command what is right, and turn away from the ignorant.” [Qur’an, 7:199]

    In another verse Allah commands: “… They should rather pardon and overlook. Would you not love Allah to forgive you? Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Qur’an, 24:22]

    Those who do not abide by the moral values of the Qur’an find it very difficult to forgive others. Because, they are easily angered by any error committed. However, Allah has advised the faithful that forgiveness is more proper:

    “The repayment of a bad action is one equivalent to it. But if someone pardons and puts things right, his reward is with Allah…” [Qur’an, 42:40]

    “…. But if you pardon and exonerate and forgive, Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Qur’an, 64: 14]

    It has also been revealed in the Qur’an that forgiveness is a superior moral trait: “But if someone is steadfast and forgives, that is the most resolute course to follow.” [Qur’an, 42:43] For that reason, believers are forgiving, compassionate and tolerant people who, as revealed in the Qur’an, “control their rage and pardon other people.” [Qur’an, 3:134]

    The Prophet (Peace be upon Him) said, “Indeed Allah is pleased with three things: That you worship Allah alone without associating any partner along with Him; that you hold fast altogether to the Rope of Allah and not to become split-up; and that you give sincere advise to whomever Allah put in charge of your affairs.”

    FORGIVENESS BENEFITS ON HEALTH (In the light of science & Qur’an):

    – http://www.miraclesofthequran.com/scientific_54.ht…

    Thanks,

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  2. Verses On Forgiving Others

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    To be more specific, what does it say about forgiving others who have wronged you?

  4. there is alot of verses talking about forgiving

    here one of them

    الَّذِينَ يُنْفِقُونَ فِي السَّرَّاءِ وَالضَّرَّاءِ وَالْكَاظِمِينَ الْغَيْظَ وَالْعَافِينَ عَنِ النَّاسِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ (134) وَالَّذِينَ إِذَا فَعَلُوا فَاحِشَةً أَوْ ظَلَمُوا أَنْفُسَهُمْ ذَكَرُوا اللَّهَ فَاسْتَغْفَرُوا لِذُنُوبِهِمْ وَمَنْ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَلَمْ يُصِرُّوا عَلَىٰ مَا فَعَلُوا وَهُمْ يَعْلَمُونَ (135) أُولَٰئِكَ جَزَاؤُهُمْ مَغْفِرَةٌ مِنْ رَبِّهِمْ وَجَنَّاتٌ تَجْرِي مِنْ تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا ۚ وَنِعْمَ أَجْرُ الْعَامِلِينَ (136)

    Who expend both in joy and tribulation, who suppress their anger and pardon their fellowmen; and God loves those who are upright and do good, (134) And those who, if they commit a shameful act or some wrong against themselves, remember God and seek forgiveness for their sins: For who can forgive except God? They should not be perverse about their doings, knowingly. (135) Their recompense is pardon by their Lord, and gardens with streams of running water where they will abide for ever. How fair is the recompense of those who act! (136)

  5. I was actually embracing islam, till I read that comment myth bomber, whoever you are I thought I would try and understand more as I thought the tv and media was lies and I started out hating islam as (our gov own the minds of children through tv ect and schools), you have just said what the media is showIng .Still I bear no grudge as the bible also states those who unbelieve will perish with flames on the earth, in the old testament god also spoke of rules for the woman and man and that some would be sceptical and worship satin,,,,, ok my view I believe allah and god are the same the old testament pretty much duplicates the Koran except (names) does no one find it strange that jesus died for our sins( basically sin all you want it don’t matter been paid for that means killing ect ) yet mohammed speaks the truth and tells us how it is realistically ,says basically we will pay for our actions TRUE. I totally understand the convert from catholic as that’s the most man made corrupt religion goin ,children were more taught to fear god(EXPERIANCE) ,and everyone labels pedos ect but cmon how many catholic preist have been done for molesting children ,,,, loads and the trinity is false that was created by the popes it doesn’t even mention that word trinity in old testament, and the fact the pope right up satins **** bows for media arselicks goverments and west(im from uk) for the cameras is a joke ssssoooooo myth bomber that sounds like you are going against your prophet(peace be with him) as I took it as a threat whilst trying to ask advise and be enlightened by islam but from anyone else comments advice and inspiration welcome ,,yes will get slated by some but im past that now don’t care what people think im doing this for me as ive tried living by goverments false flags and totally screwed my head up and to anyone from the religion of islam I seriously don’t mean to offend if I did im sorry I just would prefer to ask here by someone from the religion rather than the tv media and goverments corruptive way of diversity 🙂 and please don’t listen to all the bull about korans passages of hate they mearly have GOOGLED it (also controlled by gov) and mabey it does but so does the old testament (where the kkk probably came from) rather than just reading it. How I started looking is I never read bible or Koran till all this propergander came about then I did and my first thought was how can christians call anyone lol same vice versa then my friend leant me a copy of her Koran and im lost.

  6. Hi,nice to hear from u again 🙂

    here what the qur’an say :

    ►Those who spend in prosperity and in adversity, who repress anger and who pardon men; verily, ALLAH loves the good-doers. [3:134]

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    We are ordered not only to forgive those who believe (muslims) but also those who do not look forward to meeting ALLAH(swt), meaning non-muslims, because ALLAH(swt) says in the Quran:

    ►Say (O Muhammad(PBUH)) to the believers to forgive those who (harm them and) hope not for the Days of Allah (ie. His Recompense),…. [45:14]

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    You see it is a double reward with ALLAH(swt) for implementing this characteristic, because ALLAH(swt) says in the Quran:

    ►…….Let them pardon and forgive. Do you not love that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. [24: 22]

    http://www.miraclesofthequran.com/scientific_54.ht…

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    ►God forgiveth past sins; let men forgive and pardon. Forgive freely. Forgiving others is the nearest thing to piety.[quran]

    http://www.miraclesofthequran.com/scientific_54.ht…

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    ►The Prophet Muhammad (saws) said: Musa, the son of Imran once asked, “Oh my Lord! Who is the most honorable of Your servants? And He replied, the person who forgives even when he is in a position of power” (Baihaqi).

    forgiving others, apart from positively affecting our health (less stress) and our minds (one less negative thing to focus on), is a necessary step to closeness to God.

    like we ask for God’s forgiveness we should forgive someone who has hurted us. The path to connection to God is always paved with tests and difficulties. Nobody gains spiritual upliftment without having to prove their mettle. This process includes facing all kinds of hardships, including injustice at the hands of others.

    If we truly want Allah’s love, mercy and forgiveness, we must remember that the hurts of this world are temporary, and we are working towards that which is permanent. Is it worth being bitter and stunting our growth? Will it really benefit us? How will our anger and bitterness change the person who has hurt us?

    Let us forgive those who have wronged us as we beg Allah to forgive us.

    http://www.miraclesofthequran.com/scientific_54.ht…

  7. forgive them as many times as you can as much as you can but if it’s concerning your religion or the mutalation of the religious beliefs and enforcement of them on the others you must not leave them openly thats why the Pakistani army is fighting Talibans who are spreading wrong image of islam to the others.

  8. One of the moral traits recommended in the Qur’an is forgiveness:

    “Hold to forgiveness, command what is right, and turn away from the ignorant.” (Qur’an, 7: 199)

    In another verse Allah commands: “… They should rather pardon and overlook. Would you not love Allah to forgive you? Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Qur’an, 24:22)

    Those who do not abide by the moral values of the Qur’an find it very difficult to forgive others. Because, they are easily angered by any error committed. However, Allah has advised the faithful that forgiveness is more proper:

    “The repayment of a bad action is one equivalent to it. But if someone pardons and puts things right, his reward is with Allah…” (Qur’an, 42:40)

    “…. But if you pardon and exonerate and forgive, Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Qur’an, 64: 14)

    It has also been revealed in the Qur’an that forgiveness is a superior moral trait: “But if someone is steadfast and forgives, that is the most resolute course to follow.” (Qur’an, 42:43) For that reason, believers are forgiving, compassionate and tolerant people who, as revealed in the Qur’an, “control their rage and pardon other people.” (Qur’an, 3:134)

    Believers’ notion of forgiveness is very different to that of those who do not live by the morals of the Qur’an. Even though many people may say they have forgiven someone who has offended them, it nevertheless takes a long time to free themselves of the hatred and anger in their hearts. Their behaviour tends to betray that anger. On the other hand, the forgiveness of believers is sincere. Because believers know that human beings are tried in this world, and learn by their mistakes, they are tolerant and compassionate. Moreover, believers are also capable of forgiveness even when they are in the right, and the other in the wrong. When forgiving, they make no distinction between large errors and small ones. Someone may cause severe losses to them by mistake. However, believers know that everything takes place under the command of Allah, and according to a specific destiny, and therefore, they surrender themselves to these developments, never acquiescing to anger.

    According to recent research, American scientists established that those capable of forgiveness are healthier in both mind and body. Dr. Frederic Luskin, who holds a Ph.D. in Counselling and Health Psychology from Stanford University, and his team, studied 259 people living in the city of San Francisco. The scientists invited the subjects to attend six one-and-a-half-hour sessions, and aimed to instruct the subjects in forgiveness during their conversations.

    The subjects of the experiments stated that they suffered less after forgiving people who had wronged them. The research showed that people who learned to forgive feel much better, not only emotionally but also physically. For example, it was established that after the experiment psychological and physical symptoms such as stress-related backache, insomnia and stomachaches were significantly reduced in these individuals.

    In his book, Forgive for Good, Dr. Frederic Luskin describes forgiveness as a proven recipe for health and happiness. The book describes how forgiveness promotes such positive states of mind as hope, patience and self-confidence by reducing anger, suffering, depression and stress. According to Dr. Luskin, harboured anger causes observable physical effects in the individual. He goes on to say that:

    The thing about long-term or unresolved anger, is we’ve seen it resets the internal thermostat. When you get used to a low level of anger all the time, you don’t recognize what’s normal. It creates a kind of adrenaline rush that people get used to. It burns out the body and makes it difficult to think clearly-making the situation worse.

    In addition, Dr. Luskin says, when the body releases certain enzymes during anger and stress, cholesterol and blood pressure levels go up-not a good long-term disposition to maintain the body in.

    An article called “Forgiveness,” published in the September-October 1996 edition of Healing Currents Magazine, stated that anger towards an individual or an event led to negative emotions in people, and harmed their emotional balance and even their physical health. The article also states that people realise after a while that the anger is a nuisance to them, and wish to repair the damage to the relationship. So, they take steps to forgive. It is also stated that, despite all they endure, people do not want to waste the precious moments of their life in anger and anxiety, and prefer to forgive themselves and others.

    In another study involving 1,500 people depression, stress and mental illness were observed to be less frequent in religious people. Dr. Herbert Benson, who conducted the research, linked this to the way religions encourage “forgiveness”, and went on to say:

    There’s a physiology of forgiveness… When you do not forgive, it will chew you up.

    According

  9. Good / Evil is subjective, I could start a campaign tomorrow and have half of UK convinced that kittens are evil through propaganda / manipulation via media (you know the same way religion got far).

  10. Where ever there is love, there is forgiveness.

    What does the Qur’an say about love?

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Forgiveness is one of the most important attributes of the Divine Creator. It is also the attribute He, Subahanwatallah, uses the most generously. So there is little surprise when we see it mentioned in the Quran in a number of places. In the book of Allah the attribute of forgiveness is not only restricted to Allah forgiving us for our many sins (hope not too many!) but it also talks about forgiveness that His creation should show to each other.

Just like we all have positive attributes, Allah has put in us some negative attributes too, anger being one of them. When a person responds with anger towards you, how do you react? What do you feel? You feel anger in return, betrayal, frustration and will most probably respond to the person in the same way. THAT is what Allah has spoken about in the Quran. How NOT to react in the same way.

Allah has said in the Quran about forgiveness towards fellow beings, no matter how much they have hurt you”… They should rather pardon and overlook. Would you not love Allah to forgive you? Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Qur’an, 24:22)

So if Allah, with the amount and types of sins we humans do, has it in Him to forgive us then who are we to hold a grudge? Will the anger satisfy you? Will the grudge free you? No. It will infact do exactly the opposite. And that is indeed another reason that Allah has asked us to be merciful in the Quran. When you do not forgive a person and hold the anger in your heart for a long time, you are actually harming yourself by imprisoning yourself in negativity and hard heartedness.

This is exactly what we must believe in that you need your forgiveness more than the person to whom it is made. Allah stresses about forgiveness in the Quran saying “The repayment of a bad action is one equivalent to it. But if someone pardons and puts things right, his reward is with Allah… (Qur’an, 42:40). Indeed the believers of Islam and the Quran are those who believe in forgiving people, because they know that whatever bad deed the person did to them was by Allah’s command and who are they to question it. They know that they will get the reward to “control their rage and pardon other people” because there it is right there, in Allah’s words, the promise in the Quran that He will do so.

Forgiveness teaches a person patience and makes the person better for it, stronger and more steadfast in their goals because they don’t care what life throws their way, they accept it as Allah’s will. Allah says in the Quran, “Whoever is patient and forgives, verily, that is among the matters of steadfast determination.” (Surah Ash-Shura 42:43). We must understand how important in the Quran this attribute of forgiveness is.

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