Wednesday 18 July 2018

TO FORGIVE AND TO PAY

Forgiveness and punishment

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In the Quran, all the derivatives of the word “ghafr” (forgive) are mentioned 234 times. And all of the derivatives of the word “ceza” (pay), which is used both for retribution and reward, are mentioned 117 times, which is exactly half the number of times that “forgive” is used. Below are two verses in which these words are used:

28- My Lord, forgive me and my parents and anyone who enters my home
as a believer, and all the believing men and women.
71-Noah, 28
123- Anyone who commits evil pays for it.
4-The Women, 123

 

The word Number of occurrences
Forgive 234 (117×2)
Pay 117

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