Giving People Another Chance

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Having patience is a way of keeping relationships going, and excusing and overlooking [wrongs done by others] is what people of generous, noble character do.

Giving [people] chances takes some understanding and needs some wisdom. Some [people] deserve your treating them generously and giving them more than one chance; [meanwhile], giving some [other people] another chance is [just] extending [an opportunity] for them to cause more harm and repeat mistakes.

Someone who’s intelligent with people is like a doctor who assesses a case during the course of treating it and [evaluates] what will be good for it and [what will] make it better.

Source: 26 Oct 22.