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Hadith on Forgiveness: O Allah, forgive my people for they do not know

June 3, 2011

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: I remember seeing the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, tell the story of a prophet who was beaten by his people and he wiped the blood from his face, saying, “My Lord, forgive my people for they do not know. 

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6530, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1792

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ كَأَنِّي أَنْظُرُ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَحْكِي نَبِيًّا مِنَ الأَنْبِيَاءِ ضَرَبَهُ قَوْمُهُ وَهُوَ يَمْسَحُ الدَّمَ عَنْ وَجْهِهِ وَيَقُولُ‏ رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِقَوْمِي فَإِنَّهُمْ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ

6530 صحيح البخاري كتاب استتابة المرتدين والمعاندين وقتالهم

1792صحيح مسلم كتاب الجهاد والسير باب غزوة أحد ‏