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Forgiving the Creation

21st October 2013
I have been making du’a for a considerable period of time and have now refreshed it that “O Allah! Because of me, do not punish any of your creation for I have forgiven from my heart anyone who has harmed me in the past or will harm me in the future.”

So, the creation of Allah should not fear regarding me. In fact, if there is a need then I grant them full permission to tell me anything they desire. If I do not forgive others, and they are punished then what did I gain?

Hadrat Khawaja Sahib remarked: “You will receive that persons good deeds (in the hereafter).”

In reply Hadrat said that what would such formal good deeds do for me? If Allah accepts this action of mine (forgiving others) then through it I will receive limitless good Insha’Allah. Can a person be successful if Allah takes a formal account? Doesn’t He (Allah) have the right to grant reward without the recipient being worthy? Is there a shortage of reward by Him? Why don’t you think in this manner? The reason I forgive is that if this action of mine is accepted, then I have hope in Haqq Ta’ala that He will forgive me for those rights which are on me (which I have not fulfilled).

From: Advices by Hakim al-Ummah Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi
Translated by Shaykh Yusuf Laher
An original article
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posted by ummi taalib on 21st October 2013 - 2 comments


taalibah wrote on 22 Oct 2013
Very humble and thought provoking dua. Jazakillah for sharing xxx
Blogger's Reply:
Yes very thought provoking. Reminded me of this story:

Rasoolullaah sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam was sitting with a group of the sahabah (RA) in the masjid and he said "A man will now enter [who is] from the people of Paradise." and a Sahabi walked in. Later it happened again, and then a third time. 'Abdullah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'aas (RA) wanted to find out what was so special about this man, so he asked the man if he could stay at his house for 3 days. (He made up an excuse). The man allowed him to stay. 'Abdullah noticed that the man didn't do anything out of the ordinary: He didn't fast all the time, he slept some of the night and prayed some of the night, and so on. So after the 3 days, 'Abdullah told him the real reason why he requested to stay with him, and he asked him what it was that could be the reason why he was from the people of Jannah.

The man (RA) couldn't think of anything, but after some thought he said "Every night, before I go to sleep, I forgive whoever has wronged me. I remove any bad feelings towards anyone from my heart."

Something to that effect...

May Allah ta'ala truly make us like him!
taalibah wrote on 22 Oct 2013
MashaAllah, I always remember this, having a clean heart with everyone is so much more iimportant then doing loads and loads of ibadah, it's always the simple and easy things that are overlooked and the more enduring emphasized. Allah make us such that we harbour no ill feeling in our hearts for anyone, keep our hearts light and free! Aameen xxx
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