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Imam Husain's (a.s.) Forgiveness of the Wrongdoers

This is another one of his key attributes. Once a young servant of his did something which deserved punishment. When Imam Hussein (a.s.) wanted to punish him, the servant said:

"Who curb their anger." "Let him go", said the Imam.

"And those who forgive their fellow-man," added the servant.

"I forgive you," said the Imam.

"And Allah loves the charitable, sir," said the servant.

"I set you free, for the sake of Allah," said the Imam. "Henceforth I am going to give you the double of what I have been giving you." 17

These are only brief instances of the ethical side of the character of Imam Hussein (a.s.).


17. Kash al-Gummah, vol. 2, p. 141.

Adopted from the book : "Imam Husain bin Ali (a.s.)" by : "Al-Balagh Foundation"

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