Is it true that a person who forgives everybody for the violation of his rights in the world will go to Paradise without being questioned?
Submitted by on Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:24
Dear Brother / Sister,
There is no such rule or we do not know about it. However, forgiving is a great virtue. Forgiving people will attract Allah's mercy.
One of the best virtues of Islam is forgiveness. Allah mentions this nice attribute in many verses and encourages people to forgive others. Two of those verses are as follows:
“Hold to forgiveness; command what is right; But turn away from the ignorant.” (al-A’raf, 7/199)
“Those who spend (freely), whether in prosperity, or in adversity; who restrain anger, and pardon (all) men...” (Aal-i Imran, 3/134)
Pleasure taken from forgiveness is much more than pleasure taken from revenge. To forgive always gives peace and comfort to the person who forgives. The perfect level of forgiveness belongs to Allah. Allah Almighty loves forgiveness and the one who forgives. We see the best examples of forgiveness in the life of the Prophet:
The leaders of Quraysh tribe planned to assassinate the Prophet (pbuh). When they failed to do it, they forced him to leave Makkah.
Afterwards, the Prophet (pbuh) conquered Makkah with the help of Allah Almighty. Those who forced him to leave Makkah gathered around the Kaaba and were talking about how they would be killed. Meanwhile, the Prophet came to the gate of the Kaaba and asked them “what they expected him to do”. When they said they expected forgiveness, he proclaimed amnesty.
One of the signs of a Muslim is to be tender-minded. Allah Almighty loves His tender-minded slaves:
“…Wert thou severe or harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about thee: so pass over (Their faults), and ask for (Allah´s) forgiveness for them…” (Aal-i Imran, 3/159)
The highest degree of forgiveness is to repel evil with good deeds:
“…Repel (Evil) with what is better: Then will he between whom and thee was hatred become as it were thy friend and intimate.” (Fussilat, 41/34)
Questions on Islam
- Can we gain thawabs if we forgive the people who have violated our rights?
- We can not make our souls to agree to be forgiving. How can we convince our souls to do it?
- Are the previous sins of a person who becomes a Muslim forgiven?
- Can I get information about the high ethics of Hz. Muhammad (PBUH)?
- Did the Prophet (pbuh) say for a Companion who was martyred in a war that he was in the middle of Hell because he stole a garment that belonged to the state?
- Can it be proved that Islam is a religion of love, peace and tolerance? Can you give examples about it?
- 5. Madinah Period of Hazrat Muhammad
- How did the Prophet spend his twenty-four hours? What was his daily life like?
- What is the decree on ghiybah (backbiting)? Is it appropriate to continue backbiting thinking that one asks for forgiving from others? How will one be forgiven by others in the hereafter?
- What is martyrdom? Will you give information about the levels of martyrdom? Who are martyrs? Is a person who is burnt and who is drowned a martyr?