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Only a wicked person does not forgive others

Is this a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?

اللئيم لا يوفّق للعفو من ضيق صدره



I have not come across this as a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as the 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. Refer: Tabaqatus Sufiyyah, pg. 299)



Only a wicked person is not given the ability to forgive [others] due to narrowness/tightness of his chest.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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