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7:199-202

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Hold to forgiveness; command what is right; But turn away from the ignorant. (verse 199)

If a suggestion from Satan assail thy (mind), seek refuge with Allah; for He heareth and knoweth (all things). (verse 200)

Those who fear Allah, when a thought of evil from Satan assaults them, bring Allah to remembrance, when lo! they see (aright)! (verse 201)

But their brethren (the evil ones) plunge them deeper into error, and never relax (their efforts). (verse 202)


Narrated Ibn `Abbas:

‘Uyaina bin Hisn bin Hudhaifa came and stayed with his nephew Al-Hurr bin Qais who was one of those whom `Umar used to keep near him, as the Qurra’ (learned men knowing Qur’an by heart) were the people of `Umar’s meetings and his advisors whether they were old or young. ‘Uyaina said to his nephew, “O son of my brother! You have an approach to this chief, so get for me the permission to see him.” Al-Hurr said, “I will get the permission for you to see him.” So Al-Hurr asked the permission for ‘Uyaina and `Umar admitted him. When ‘Uyaina entered upon him, he said, “Beware! O the son of Al-Khattab! By Allah, you neither give us sufficient provision nor judge among us with justice.” Thereupon `Umar became so furious that he intended to harm him, but Al-Hurr said, “O chief of the Believers! Allah said to His Prophet: “Hold to forgiveness; command what is right; and leave (don’t punish) the foolish.” (7.199) and this (i.e. ‘Uyaina) is one of the foolish.” By Allah, `Umar did not overlook that Verse when Al-Hurr recited it before him; he observed (the orders of) Allah’s Book strictly.

Narrated `Abdullah bin AzZubair:

(The Verse) “Hold to forgiveness; command what is right…” was revealed by Allah except in connection with the character of the people.

`Abdullah bin Az-Zubair said:

Allah ordered His Prophet to forgive the people their misbehavior (towards him).

References:

Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 4644
In-book reference : Book 65, Hadith 166
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 6, Book 60, Hadith 167
  (deprecated numbering scheme)
Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 4643
In-book reference : Book 65, Hadith 165
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 6, Book 60, Hadith 167
  (deprecated numbering scheme)
Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 4642
In-book reference : Book 65, Hadith 164
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 6, Book 60, Hadith 166
  (deprecated numbering scheme)

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