A British Muslim woman was taking her baby for a walk at the park when a man confronted her with verbal abuse about the Manchester attack. She called her husband and asked him to come home because she was emotionally distressed and scared.
The man was a resident of the same neighborhood and the wife later recognized his car. The husband wrote him a letter and left it on the car’s windshield with his phone number at the bottom.
My wife was taking our baby for a walk to the park. Forgive me if this is a case of mistaken identity, but I am pretty sure you are the man that confronted her with verbal abuse. We are both residents of Zenith Close and I want to say we forgive you for your hateful and unkind speech. For your information, at the time of your actions I was busy at work helping people as an A&E doctor. I had to cut my shift short to attend to my wife who was upset at this situation.
I understand that your anger may be a human reaction, however as a society we must strive to be better than those who want to spread hatred and evil. Happy to speak to you more.
An hour later, the man called Ahmed and apologized: “Happy ending! Within an hour of me placing the letter, the gentleman phoned me and even came to my flat and gave my wife a generous box of chocolates, truly regretful over the whole encounter! May God bless this man.” Ahmed said.
This is a perfect example of following this verse from the Quran:
“And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel evil with what is best; then you will see that one who was once you enemy has become as if he was your dearest friend”