The true meaning of forgiving someone according to Abul Husayn Al Warraq


Please provide exact reference of this narration and the Arabic text:

Al Bayhaqi reports that Husayn Al Warraq (rahimahullah) said:

“Nobility in pardon is that you do not mention the betrayal of your friend after you pardoned him.”



Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this statement of Abul Husayn Al Warraq, Muhammad ibn Sa’d (rahimahullah), a senior Scholar from Nishapur (Naysabur) who passed away before 320 A.H.

(Shu’abul Iman: 7999)


Arabic text

الكرم في العفو أن لا تذكر خيانة صاحبك بعد أن عفوت عنه


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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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