The Qur’an’s Call to Forgiveness

Ramadan provides the ideal opportunity to let go of grudges and forgive others. Fasting helps us develop patience, humility, and control over anger. They are virtues that make it easier to pardon those who have wronged us – so here is why you need to forgive this Ramadan.

“وَلْيَعْفُوا۟ وَلْيَصْفَحُوٓا۟ ۗ أَلَا تُحِبُّونَ أَن يَغْفِرَ ٱللَّهُ لَكُمْ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ غَفُورٌۭ رَّحِيمٌ”

“Let them pardon and forgive. Do you not love to be forgiven by Allah? And Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”


وَلَمَن صَبَرَ وَغَفَرَ إِنَّ ذَٰلِكَ لَمِنْ عَزْمِ ٱلْأُمُورِ

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


Following the Prophet’s Example

The Prophet Muhammad personified forgiveness in his noble conduct throughout his life. He readily pardoned those who committed wrongdoings against him, setting an example for all believers to follow. Therefore, we too should strive to emulate his merciful ways. Seize the chance this Ramadan to forgive and overlook the transgressions of those who have wronged you. Be compassionate, release resentments, and wholeheartedly forgive others – for Allah will reward those who forgive.

When you forgive, do it for the sake of Allah. Whilst you may not want to do it doing it will benefit you. It allows you to release the burdensome weight of negativity and bitterness, clearing your mind and heart. As Muslims, we must always nurture a positive mindset focused on the spiritual path ahead. Hence, let us re-dedicate our efforts this blessed month to worship, inner growth, and self-improvement.

The opportunity to forgive has never been more ideal than in Ramadan. Forgive those who have wronged you and overlook the shortcomings of others. Learn from the Qur’an and the merciful character of the Prophet Muhammad , and embrace this chance to grow spiritually and mentally nearer to Allah.