Is there a Hadith which says ‘Allah Ta’ala increases a person’s respect and honour if he forgives others?
Yes. Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The part in question is as follows:
‘None forgives [others] except that Allah increases his honour…’
(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2588)
See another part of the Hadith here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar