Covering the faults of others

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Q: I don’t know if my heart has truly forgiven my wife for this unforgettable act she committed (adultery). We are still together but I can’t seem to forget and I can’t seem to get over it. It is really bringing such pain within my heart and it’s almost 3 years past. I know I have to be strong but I can’t stop thinking about it. Is this because I didn’t really forgive or is this just what I must live with. Please advise me how can I get past this and live a normal life with my wife without the memory of this betrayal?


A: Think about the wrongs and mistakes that you have committed and how Allah Ta`ala has covered your faults and forgiven you. Similarly Allah Ta’ala will be pleased if you cover her faults and forgive her.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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