Love and forgiveness are very important in our lives: we must have both and we must use them well.
When we love something or someone very much, we usually forget everything and just think about the love. We think how we have everything we want and we become soft-hearted persons. If we become hard-hearted, no one likes us.
But what about forgiveness? How does it affect us? It is very useful when we forget and forgive the bad things. We can forgive all the people who live with us—neighbors, friends, families, anyone who makes us angry.
Human beings are not without mistakes. When we sometimes do things that cause a person to become angry, we should apologize and he or she must forgive. Grudges only weigh us down and inspire unhappiness and grief to soar. If someone has made us unhappy we should not have animosity.
Our prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) said, “If my nations have animosity more than three days, they are not my nations.” So if someone makes mistakes, we should not allow animosity longer than three days.
If we have done something very bad and we relent and repent and offer apology from the bottom of our hearts, it is without a doubt that Allah will forgive us.
I wish that everyone would share these two things with others so they will pass their lives with lots of happiness.
Love is the kind of thing that just happens—love of our country, family, people, friends, books, although love for Allah is the most beautiful love.
Let love fill our hearts; when hate is in our hearts there is no room for anything else. When love is in our hearts, there is room for endless happiness.
This work was supported by the Fetzer Institute
Beautiful Piece of Writing. Love and Forgiveness, the way you described these both consequently they became such an Amazing Combination. We share the same Name and I also share the same thoughts with what you mentioned above, Amina. Forgiveness eventually follows Love. We ultimately Forgive the Faults of our Loved ones no matter to what extent we got Hurt and The Merciful Heart develops just because of the Love Factor. And in the same way our Creator forgives and Forgets about the Mistake we made as Humans and despite our Repeated Failures His Mercy and Blessings Remain Unaffected. May God(Allah) Bless you with Eternal Peace and to every Women and Being out there.
I agree with Amina! What a beautiful piece of writing. I especially love: “When love is in our hearts, there is room for endless happiness.” I always appreciate reading those words of the Prophet. We must all work hard to let go of animosity, to give our pain to God. Thank you for this thoughtful piece.
Amina — This is a beautiful essay! I love the line: “Grudges only weigh us down and inspire unhappiness and grief to soar.” Very wise words, indeed. Grudges harm us as well as the person we hold a grudge against. Thank you for writing this insightful essay. Nancy
I love how sincerely you wrote this piece. And these words particularly are incredibly wise! “… when hate is in our hearts there is no room for anything else. When love is in our hearts, there is room for endless happiness.”
Thank you sincerely for these words. I will share them and not forget them!
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