This is the month of forgiveness and I know that my heart is full of ill feelings and the like. In light of my experience with a dear brother today I would like to encourage you all to post your kind notes (after you sent them post them here) to those whom you love, have wronged or just want to say I love you for Allah. I would suggest keeping names hidden as this will insure greater ikhlas. However, let us remember the statement of the Prophet to Mu’adh, “By Allah I love you.” and the man who, upon visiting a friend a friend “Only for the sake of Allah” was told by the Angel “Allah loves you as you have loved that man.” Allah will say in the Hereafter, “Where are those who have loved each other for my sake?” Thus, I advice all of you to send letters to your mothers, fathers, family members and friends expressing your love for them and seeking to mend any fences that may have been broken. Post your letters and their respones here.
I want to remind all of you that the one who goes first will be, as the Prophet said, “Whoever guides to goodness will gain the reward of those who follow him/her.”