Do I have to forgive
Channel: Bilal Assad
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh brothers and sisters, I frequently get asked about the concept of forgiveness and repentance. If a person wrongs another person, can that person who wronged them just merely go and ask God for forgiveness and repent, and everything is all forgiven? No. Repentance brothers and sisters has four conditions in Islam. Number one, a person needs to regret what they have done. Number two, they have to stop any wrong they are doing. Number three, they have to make a commitment and a promise to Allah not to return to it. And the fourth condition, which is important and Paramount is that if they owe a right to people, any kind of right which they
have taken from them, or wronged them in, they must get their forgiveness or reconcile with them in some way, or make it up to them or return the right or property that I've taken from them. Whatever it is, they need to get their forgiveness and make it up to them before Allah subhana wa Allah forgives them. This is from the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. In fact, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah, two Assura in verse number 40, or jazz,
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your head, both for the mean. Allah clearly tells us that the retribution for an evil act is a compensation in the same way. Allah then says But whoever chooses to pardon and reconcile with the person they have wronged, then their reward is with Allah. And then Allah says he does not like those who oppress and wrong. This means brothers and sisters, the right is with the person who is a victim, and that Allah has found that it does not forget their rights. Allah Samantha does not automatically forgive someone who has ruined someone's life and not try to do something to fix it. Yes, Allah can forgive everyone, but he's also just unfair. And Islam did not come to oblige people
to just forgive everybody that wronged them. In fact, Islam came to do the opposite, to give the rights of the victim and to keep the oppressors of wrongdoers at bay, so they don't repeat their action of hurting other people.
Islam has given us three options when we are victims and someone has wronged us. The first option is you have the right not to forgive if you don't want to, and instead, demand your right to be given back to you and litigate to get your right in this world. The second option is to choose not to forgive and say, I will get my right in the hereafter. Allah will give me my right. And there is a Hadith of the Prophet Allah sandwiches in Bahati that a person was wronged another, if they haven't reconciled and hasn't sought forgiveness hasn't made it up to them. On the Day of Judgment, their good deeds will be taken from the wrongdoer and given to the victim. Depending on how big the
wrongdoing is the person who wronged me lose all their good deeds. And then the bad deeds of the victim will be transferred and placed on the other person who was the perpetrator. May Allah save us from that. And the third option is for a person to forgive, pardon, and try to forget and say, Allah will deal with that person as they deserve, and will reward me as he knows, and that's the highest category. At least you'll go to bed with no stress. You take it off your shoulders, you get to be happier in sha Allah and live your life. Why should the perpetrator Go and sleep easily and enjoy their life while you are suffering? The point is brothers and sisters, Allah subhanaw taala is there
for the victim, not for the wrongdoer. And he's the wrongdoer who has to watch out. The Prophet peace be upon him towards the end of his life. And the hadith is also in Sahara Bahati. He stood up among the companions and said, everyone, if there is something that you owe someone else, it doesn't matter what it is, or someone has wronged someone else and taken their writing anyway. Then deal with it now. Reconcile.
Do it all well now and bring justice to it and give their rights back before a day comes where no wealth or any thing of power can benefit you.
The prophesied Salam was very vigilant about the rights of people. In fact, after he said this hadith, and man stood up and said, O Messenger of Allah, I have a right that you owe me. He said, What is it said one time you tapped me on my stomach and you hurt me. But the promise of that I said to him, said to him, here is my stomach. Take your revenge. Instead, the man kiss
that he just wanted to kiss the promise of high ceilings belly, my brothers and sisters. Therefore, rest assured, Allah has got your back and Allah subhanaw taala is with you. And there is no such thing in Islam as people just going taking the easy way when the rights of people are taken.
May Allah Subhana Allah reward you. And I do want to say one last thing. Forgiveness is the best thing especially when it comes to family and people whom you love, reconcile as much as you can for Allah subhanaw taala encourages us to reconcile and make up with people who have become distant from us. If making up with them is better. Some people you can keep a boundary some people we can limit your contact with them, see what benefits you and all is good insha Allah Jota Isla salons has done for the right reason. And Allah subhana wa Allah knows your intentions was salam aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa wabarakatuh