The religion of Islam primarily addresses the two types of forgiveness; Allah’s forgiveness for the people who seek; and Human forgiveness (one forgives others). In this article, I’m going to share forgiveness quotes in Islam that will motivate you to forgive others for their mistake.
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Forgiveness Quotes in Islam
“Forgiveness is to serve and pardon.” – Hazrat Imam Ali (peace be upon him)
“The best forgiveness happens when you are powerful and strong.” Hazrat Imam Ali (peace be upon him)
“Pardoning and forgiveness lead to God’s blessing.” – Hazrat Imam Ali (peace be upon him)
“Errors from the small, forgiveness from the great.”
“Pardoning and forgiving is crown and beauty of virtues.” Hazrat Imam Ali (peace be upon him)
Forgiveness means being familiar with human limitations, knowing that people face danger, believing that people may make mistakes, and knowing that every offended man sometimes needs to forgive himself. Hazrat Imam Ali (peace be upon him) – — Sahih al-Bukhari, 8:75:320
Forgiveness is a good way for treating the discomforts which happen because of sad and hard experiences.
Forgiveness changes negative feelings such as revenge, grudge, and unhappiness to positive feelings such as peace, benevolence, empathy, and sympathy toward the person whom one has made sad. This leads one to Appreciation, gratitude, modesty, and hope. – Hazrat Imam Ali (peace be upon him)
“Forgiveness is an invaluable feature which helps people develop their character and makes them adaptable to different stages of life.” – Hazrat Imam Ali (peace be upon him)
“A little forgiveness and passed, ugly most perfect host and acceleration make for revenge the greatest is sin.” – Hazrat Ali (PBUH)
Our Lord, indeed we have believed, so forgive us our sins and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.
How perfect You are O Allah, and I praise You. I bear witness that None has the right to be worshipped except You. I seek Your forgiveness and turn to You in repentance.
“O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me, and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.” – Hadith Qudsi
What does the Quran say About Forgiveness?
Verily, He is One Who forgives (accepts repentance), the Most Merciful. — Quran, Sura 2 (Al-Baqara), ayah 37
Verily, Allah forgiveth not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgiveth anything else, to whom He pleaseth. — Quran, Sura 4 (An-Nisa), ayah 48
And O ye Believers! turn ye all together towards God, that ye may attain Bliss. — Quran, Sura 24 (Al-Noor), ayah 31
Verily those whom ye call upon besides Allah are servants like unto you. — Quran, Sura 7 (Al-Araf), ayah 194
“And hasten towards forgiveness from your Lord and a Paradise as vast as the heavens and the earth, prepared for those mindful (of Allah). (They are) those who donate in prosperity and adversity, control their anger, and pardon others. And Allah loves the good-doers.” – (Surah Ali-’Imran, 3:133-134)
Do not let the people of virtue and affluence among you swear to suspend donations to their relatives, the needy, and the emigrants in the cause of Allah. Let them pardon and forgive. Do you not love to be forgiven by Allah? And Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful – (Surah An-Nur, 24:22)
But if you pardon, overlook, and forgive their faults, then Allah is truly All-Forgiving, Most Merciful. – (Surah At-Taghabun, 64:14)
“Let them forgive and show indulgence. Do you not love to be forgiven by Allah? And Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Quran, Al Noor: 22)
“O ye who believe! Turn to God with sincere repentance, in the hope that your Lord will remove from you your ills and admit you to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow.” — Quran, Sura 66 (Al-Tahrim), ayah 08
Surely God loves those who turn much (to Him), and He loves those who purify themselves. — Quran, Sura 02 (Al-Baqara), ayah 222
God accepts the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and repent soon afterward; to them will God turn in mercy: For God is full of knowledge and wisdom. Of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do evil, until death faces one of them, and he says, “Now have I repented indeed;” nor of those who die rejecting Faith: for them have We prepared a punishment most grievous. — Quran, Sura 04 (An-Nisa), ayah 17–18
Quotes About Forgiveness in Islam by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
The Prophet Muhammad (saw) said, If any Muslim comes out of Ramadan without gaining forgiveness and goodness, he is a real loser.
The Prophet Muhammad (saw) said, “By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if you were not to commit sin, Allah would sweep you out of existence and He would replace (you by) those people who would commit sin and seek forgiveness from Allah, and He would have pardoned them.” — Sahih Muslim, 37:6621
The Prophet SAW said “Powerful is not the fighter who defeats another fighter, but it is the persons who take control of himself whilst he is angry”
The Prophet Muhammad (S.W.T) says in the hadith, “Pardon and forgiveness does not increase anything but the glory of people, so forgive each other, so that God makes you cherished.” (Beharolanvar, Volume 71, page 41)
“O people, seek repentance from Allah. Verily, I seek repentance from Him a hundred times a day.” – Prophet Muhammad (S.W.T)
A believer sees his sins as if he were sitting under a mountain which, he is afraid, may fall on him; whereas the wicked person considers his sins as flies passing over his nose and he just drives them away like this (and he moved his hand over his nose in the illustration). -Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
A person came to Allah’s Apostle said: Allah’s Messenger, I have committed an offense which deserves imposition of haad, so impose it upon me according to the Book of Allah. Thereupon he said: Were you not present with us at the time of prayer? He said: Yes. Thereupon he said: You have been granted the pardon. — Sahih Muslim, 37:6660
Do not take a small sin lightly; instead, think about Who it is that you are disobeying. You are disobeying the Almighty Lord Who sometimes punishes people for small sins, and sometimes pardons people for great sins.
Not forgiving others shows that we are timid. We should be generous enough to forgive and reap the rewards. – Bukhari
These forgiveness quotes in Islam motivate us mainly for two things. The first one is to ask forgiveness from Allah for our mistake and the second one is to forgive others who feel repentance for their mistake. So pray for your forgiveness and Allah will surely forgive you because he is the most merciful.