On enduring injury

Riyad as-Salihin (The Meadows of the Righteous)

by Imam Nawawi

76. Chapter: On enduring injury

Allah Almighty says, "those who control their rage and pardon other people. Allah loves the do good-doers," (3:134)

and the Almighty says, "But if someone is steadfast and forgives, that is the most resolute course to follow." (W42:40; H42:43)

648. Abu Hurayra reported that a man said, "Messenger of Allah, I have some relatives with whom I maintain connections but who cut me off. I am good to them but they are bad to me. I am forbearing with them but they are hasty towards me!" He said, "If it is as you said, it is as if you were feeding them hot ash and you will continue to have a helper from Allah Almighty against them for as long as you act like that." [Muslim]