As Muslims, we should always ask for forgiveness from Allah, but many fail to realise that we should also forgive and maintain relationship among us humans!
“The believers are nothing else than brothers. So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allah, that you may receive mercy.” [49:10]
Our beloved Prophet also emphasized:
“None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” [Bukhari & Muslim] AND
“You will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Shall I not guide you to something which if you carry out you will love one another? Spread salaam amongst yourselves.” [Muslim]
This simply means that if we want to enter Paradise, we need to LOVE and learn how to FORGIVE one another!
As mere humans, we cannot run from making mistakes, but we can always be better and learn from the past
Remember the ones you fought with at highschool or college over silly accusations or arguments? Is it worth the friendship and relationship over some silly arguments?
The answer is of course, NO
To forgive and ask for forgiveness must be done all year round, 24/7 but take this Holy Ramadhan as an OPPORTUNITY for you to build back the broken relationship(s).
Think of love, mercy and forgiveness. And most importantly, think of Paradise!
So grab your phone and call your fellow Brothers and Sisters, or simply drop them an IM; and practice forgiveness among humans.