Suuratul – Al-Imraan Verse 133.
وَسَارِعُوٓا۟ إِلَىٰ مَغْفِرَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتُ وَٱلْأَرْضُ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ ﴿١٣٣
133. And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and a garden as wide as the heavens and earth, prepared for the righteous.
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Allah encourages His servants to perform righteous deeds and to rush to accomplish the acts of obedience. It was reported that the meaning of Allah’s statement,
﴿عَرْضُهَا السَّمَـوَتُ وَالاٌّرْضُ﴾
(as wide as the heavens and the earth) draws the attention to the spaciousness of Paradise. Allah said, while describing the people of Paradise,
﴿الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ فِى السَّرَّآءِ وَالضَّرَّآءِ﴾
Those who spend (in Allah’s cause) in prosperity and in adversity, in hard times and easy times, while active (or enthusiastic) and otherwise, healthy or ill, and in all conditions, just as Allah said in another Ayah,
﴿الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ أَمْوَلَهُمْ بِالَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ سِرًّا وَعَلاَنِيَةً﴾
(Those who spend their wealth (in Allah’s cause) by night and day, in secret and in public). These believers are never distracted from obeying Allah, spending on what pleases Him, being kind to His servants and their relatives, and other acts of righteousness. Allah said,
﴿وَالْكَـظِمِينَ الْغَيْظَ وَالْعَـفِينَ عَنِ النَّاسِ﴾
(who repress anger, and who pardon men; 3:134) for when they are angry, they control their anger and do act upon it. Rather, they even forgive those who hurt them. Imam Ahmad recorded that Abu Hurayrah said that the Prophet said,
«لَيْسَ الشَّدِيدُ بِالصُّرَعَةِ، وَلكِنَّ الشَّدِيدَ الَّذِي يَمْلِكُ نَفْسَهُ عِنْدَ الْغَضَب»
(The strong person is not he who is able to physically overcome people. The strong person is he who overcomes his rage when he is angry). Allah said,
(who repress anger) meaning, they do not satisfy their rage upon people. Rather, they refrain from harming them and await their rewards with Allah, the Exalted and Most Honored. Allah then said,
﴿وَالْعَـفِينَ عَنِ النَّاسِ﴾
(and who pardon men;) They forgive those who treat them with injustice. Therefore, they do not hold any ill feelings about anyone in their hearts, and this is the most excellent conduct in this regard. This is why Allah said,
﴿وَاللَّهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ﴾
(verily, Allah loves the Muhsinin (the good-doers)). This good conduct is a type of Ihsan; excellence in the religion. There is a Hadith that reads,
«ثَلَاثٌ أُقْسِمُ عَلَيْهِنَّ: مَا نَقَصَ مَالٌ مِنْ صَدَقَةٍ، وَمَا زَادَ اللهُ عَبْدًا بِعَفْوٍ إِلَّا عِزًّا، وَمَنْ تَوَاضَعَ للهِ رَفَعَهُ الله»
(I swear regarding three matters: no charity shall ever decrease the wealth; whenever one forgives people, then Allah will magnify his honor; and he who is humble for Allah, then Allah will raise his rank).