Is Forgiving But Not Forgetting Sinful – Shaykh Omar Suleiman

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The speaker discusses the importance of forgiveness and acknowledges that emotions are recognized when forgiveing someone. They explain that forgiveness is not a complete loss, but rather a means to restore a relationship. The speaker also advises against allowing things to happen and suggests using the episode for personal development.

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If I forgiven someone, but I can't forget what they've done to me, am I sinful?

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Islam recognizes our emotions. When you forgive someone, that doesn't mean that you have to be their best friends, or that you have to restore the relationship to where it was, especially if it's not someone that's in your family, you can let something go, you can maintain just basic courtesies, and brotherhood and sisterhood and friendship, but you don't have to become best friends, once again, even after reconciliation. And so no, you don't have to forget the believer is not stung from the same hole twice. However, because those things are conflated leads to one of two extremes usually. So when a person says they forgiven, but not forgotten, that usually means they still hold a grudge

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and there's still something in their heart. And so they haven't really truly forgiven. On the other hand, when a person is expected, because they forgive him to forget everything and to go back to things as they were normal, and sometimes even exposing themselves to harm that's also an undue demand and something that we should not burden The one who was hurt with. So at your pace, and the only thing that you are required to do when you forgive is to not wrong after that. And for your own sake, it's good to try to clear your heart and your thoughts as much as you can from that grudge, because it could be a distraction, and it could continue to hurt you, when you need to inshallah to

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make progress as much as you can. So it's not just move on it is, you know, utilize that episode as much as you can to propel you to something productive and further, May Allah help us all in those situations, and not allow us to wrong or be wrong, and to allow us to move beyond those things in a way that's helpful. And in a way that elevates us ultimately in his sights. Subscribe to this channel, share this video and click on the bell icon so that you can be notified with every new video at faith. IQ does that