Wonderful statement imam al-Shafi’i

Shaykh Samir an-Nass – may Allah preserve him for the ummah –  from Syria quoted – during the halaqah in Peterborough (UK) last april I attended- a wonderful statement from imam al-Shafi’i rahimahullah, see here:http://www.2shared.com/file/7774451/c3711659/Statement_imam_Shafii.html

This is the summit of akhlaaq and forgiveness that we should be teaching and spreading amongst our brethren. I thought it was a statement from imam Malik r. but was mistaken. The source of this statement is the Diwan of imam al-Shafi’i, see this link: http://lisanularab.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3734#post3734.

Here it is in Arabic:

من نال مني او علقت بذمته
ابراته لله شاكر نعمته
كيلا ارى ممن يعوق موحدا
او من يسو ء محمدا في امته

Transcribed it goes like this:

Man naala minni aw ‘aliqtu bidhimmatihi
aabraa-tuhu lillahi shaakira ni’matihi
kayla uraa mimman ya’ooqu muwahhiddan
aw man yasoo-u Muhammadan fee ummatihi
Translation: Whosoever injures me (i.e. has done me a wrong) or there is something in his charge that is due to me (i.e. he owes me something), then I clear/absolve him thereof for Allah’s Sake (i.e. I forgive him) being grateful to Him for His Bounty, because I do not want to be seen as one of those who impede (the progress of) a muwahhid (one who upholds Allah’s Oneness) (on the Day of Judgment) or of those who have done Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) a wrong with respect to his Ummah.]

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