Are there any hadiths related to apologizing?
Submitted by on Sat, 02/04/2016 - 20:08
Dear Brother / Sister,
There are hadiths about apologizing. The following is stated in a hadith:
“If a Muslim brother of you comes to you to apologize, accept his apology even if he is not sincere. If you do not, you cannot come near me at the pool of Kawthar." (see Hakim, 4/170)
"A person who does not accept the apology of his Muslim brother cannot drink from the pool of Kawthar." (Munawi, Faydul-Qadir, 3/1181)
"It is a sin not to accept the apology of one's Muslim brother." (Abu Dawud, al-Marasil, 1/351-h. no:521; Ibn Majah, Adab,23)
"A person who does not accept the apology of a person carries that person's sins." (Ibn Majah, Adab, 23)
It is makruh to refuse the apology of a Muslim. It is among Allah's attributes to accept apologies and to forgive sins. Allah punishes a person who does not accept apologies.
The following is stated in a hadith:
"Allah accepts the repentance of a person who apologizes. (Allah accepts the repentance of a person before he breathes his last.)" (see Abu Ya’la, Musnad, 9/462)
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