Verses of Holy Quran on forgiveness:
We often hear that our mothers are too humble and kind to us; and they forgive all our faults and mistakes. Whatever the child does, whether he/she is right or wrong; but the mother tries to forgive him/her in almost all cases. But have you ever thought that Allah Almighty is most forgiving and many; many more times kind to us(seventy times more than a mother)? Allah always forgives the faithful person who does sins but quickly repents and seeks forgiveness from Allah, the merciful of all the most beneficent the forgiver. Below is a list of few selected verses from the AlQuran about forgiveness.
Quranic Verses on Forgiveness:
There is no human on the earth from Adam (Alaih-i-salam) to the last human on earth is free of sin; the mortar of Ibn-e-Adam has an element to commit mistakes. But the humans are ought to return to Allah after he/she realizes that a mistake is committed by them. Such realization and repentance is a beloved deed by Allah Almighty. He, the Beneficient and Merciful, forgives the repenter and grants them ‘Tofeeq’ to refrain from such deeds. But if a person commits sin and turns his back to the fact that he is answerable to his Creator for every deed he commits in this mortal world and does not repent, becomes just like the persons who committed ‘Shirk’ and became infidels.
Quran Kareem states clearly that;
1) “And O my people! Ask forgiveness of your Lord and then repent to Him, He will send you (from the sky) abundant rain, and add strength to your strength, so do not turn away as Mujrimoon (criminals, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah).”[Hood 11:52]
People who remember Allah
2) “And the men and the women who remember Allaah much with their hearts and tongues. Allaah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise).” [al’Ahzaab 33:35]
Allah Almighty is Beneficient and loves those who are beneficent towards His creation. Another Verse about the poor.
3) “And let not those among you who are blessed with graces and wealth swear not to give (any sort of help) to their kinsmen, Al-Masakin (the poor), and those who left their homes for Allah’s Cause. Let them pardon and forgive. Do you not love that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [An’Nur24:22]
4) “And obey Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad P.B.U.H) that you may obtain mercy. And march forth in the way (which leads to) forgiveness from your Lord, and for Paradise as wide as are the heavens and the earth, prepared for Al-Muttaqun.” [Al’Imran3:132,133]
Allah Subhana Hu Ta’ala never returns a person empty-handed. Always hope for forgiveness.
5) “Hold to forgiveness, command what is right, and turn away from the ignorant.” [ Al-‘Araf 7: 199]
Islam is a kind and humanistic religion. It is just humane for an individual to feel hurt when he has committed something undesirable. Normally, time is required for the individual to beat the torment to excuse and additional time is expected to neglect.
Pardoning resides in Islam
The length of time varies from one individual then onto the next on the grounds that people are made diverse and assorted inwardly, mentally, and so on In this manner, the capacity to pardon contrasts as well. Some might have the option to conquer the agony rapidly. While others require additional time. The reason for hurt varies too from an individual to another. So, what can be excused effectively by an individual may not be so for another. But whenever someone is mentally prepared to forgive the other by Heart, it is highly appreciated by Islam and Allah Almighty grants reward to forgiving person.
Allah is great and powerful.
6) “Whether you (mankind) disclose (by good words of thanks) a good deed (done to you in the form of a favour by someone), or conceal it, or pardon an evil, … verily, Allah is Ever Oft-Pardoning, All-Powerful.”[Al’Nisa 4:149]
The above mentioned is a brief description of forgiveness-related Quranic verses, but if we read Quran and Hadith, we come to know that they are full of teaching regarding forgiveness. Allah has also promised to give a lot of rewards for a person who forgives his brother’s mistakes and faults.