It's still Raya month and Raya is all about forgiveness. Or at least, that is what it's SUPPOSED to be.
I think in this blog I always confess that I am so NOT a forgiving person. Not that I didn't try, but it's just something that was quite impossible for me to do. Not that I took revenge or anything, I just let it consumed my heart for years until one day it doesn't anymore. Because I thought if they're forgiven, it was as if they got to get away with it, which was not fair.
But recently, I heard one of Yasmin Mogahed's lecture on YouTube. In one of her lectures, she talked about forgiveness.
She mentioned that we need to forgive others that have wronged us not because of he/she deserves our forgiveness. In fact, that forgiveness actually has nothing to do with that person at all . The ultimate reason why we should forgive others is because we hope Allah will forgive us as well. She added, that we should treat others the way we want Allah to treat us.
I am very, very thankful that I came across the lecture, I think in a way my prayers have been answered. InsyaAllah, by thinking so, I'd be able to forgive.
So, let's forgive, shall we?