True Forgiveness Comes from Having the Power NOT to Forgive [Quote - 684]
Muslims -- everyone everywhere -- must learn and teach their people the following:
Sabaq phir padh Sadaaqat ka, Adaalat ka...
"Go re-learn the lesson of truthfulness!
And the lesson of how to be fair and just..."
For, those are the qualities needed for leadership in the world.
"Forgiveness" is a great thing. And the reward for it is tremendous.
God is a Most Forgiving God. He is Ghafoor and Ghaffaar.
And in the Qur'an God encourages people to practice forgiveness every opportunity they get.
Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, was a most forgiving man.
But true forgiveness means having the power NOT to forgive.
It is owning the power, ability, strength and resources to get even and to avenge, and THEN to forgive and walk away -- if you so choose.
And it is a good choice if you can afford to make it -- and do so without all kinds of pressures being mounted on you on behalf of the oppressor, who in many cases may be a privileged and well-connected source.
That is what true forgiveness is all about.
The name for it is Adl.
Another name for it is Qist.
And Islam is about Adl.
And Islam is about Qist.
These are the lessons Muslims forgot.
Lessons Muslims must re-learn.