Forgiveness in Ramadan

Imam Al-Nawawi includes in his 40 hadith magnum opus, that the Noble Prophet of Allah said, “None of you [truly] believes until he loves for his brother that which he loves for himself.”

This begs the question, how do we love ourselves before we love others? We are often quick to forget our own faults, ignore our own transgressions against others and pay little attention to the effects of what we say to people.

However, when we are on the receiving end of the stick, we find it very difficult to pardon others. How do we overcome this?

Allah says in Surah Ash-Shuraa 

“And whoever endures patiently and forgives—surely this is a resolve to aspire to.”

42:43

And in Surah Ali Imraan 

“˹They are˺ those who donate in prosperity and adversity, control their anger, and pardon others. And Allah loves the good-doers.”

3:134

What does forgiveness mean to you? Where do you draw your lines of forgiveness? These are great questions to be explored in the month of Ramadan whereby Allah by his infinite mercy releases people from the hell fire.

Abu Hurairah narrated that:
 
the Messenger of Allah said: “On the first night of the month of Ramadan, the Shayatin are shackled, the jinns are restrained, the gates of the Fires are shut such that no gate among them would be opened. The gates of Paradise are opened such that no gate among them would be closed, and a caller calls: ‘O seeker of the good; come near!’ and ‘O seeker of evil; stop! For there are those whom Allah frees from the Fire.’ And that is every night.”

Tirmidhi 682

Join us as Sheikh Ahmed Abdo explores this with us in the month of Ramadan about the contents of the noble quality of forgiveness.

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