Ibn Abbas on Patience: Enemies become friends by forgiveness

Ali ibn Abi Talhah reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Allah has commanded patience at a time of anger, and forbearance and forgiveness at a time of being wronged. If they do so, Allah will protect them from Satan and subdue their enemies such that they become like dear friends.”

Source: Tafsīr al-Ṭabarī 41:34

عَنْ عَلِيٍّ بن أبي طلحة  عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ أَمَرَ اللَّهُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ بِالصَّبْرِ عِنْدَ الْغَضَبِ وَالْحِلْمِ وَالْعَفْوِ عِنْدَ الْإِسَاءَةِ فَإِذَا فَعَلُوا ذَلِكَ عَصَمَهُمُ اللَّهُ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ وَخَضَعَ لَهُمْ عَدُوُّهُمْ كَأَنَّهُ وَلِيٌّ حَمِيمٌ

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