Umar on Pardon: Umar is merciful to a man who insulted him

Ibn Abbas reported: Al-Hurr requested permission for ‘Uyaynah to have an audience with Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, and he was granted permission. ‘Uyaynah said to him, “O son of Khattab! By Allah, you do not give us enough, nor do you judge between us in justice!” Umar became angry to the point he worried he would strike him. Al-Hurr said to him, “O commander of the faithful, Allah Almighty said to his Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him: Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the ignorant (7:199). Indeed, this man is ignorant!” By Allah, Umar would not overlook a verse when it was recited to him, for he strictly adhered to the book of Allah.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 4366

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عن ابْن عَبَّاس رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا فَاسْتَأْذَنَ الْحُرُّ لِعُيَيْنَةَ فَأَذِنَ لَهُ عُمَرُ فَلَمَّا دَخَلَ عَلَيْهِ قَالَ هِيْ يَا ابْنَ الْخَطَّابِ فَوَاللَّهِ مَا تُعْطِينَا الْجَزْلَ وَلَا تَحْكُمُ بَيْنَنَا بِالْعَدْلِ فَغَضِبَ عُمَرُ حَتَّى هَمَّ أَنْ يُوقِعَ بِهِ فَقَالَ لَهُ الْحُرُّ يَا أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَعَالَى قَالَ لِنَبِيِّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  خُذْ الْعَفْوَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْعُرْفِ وَأَعْرِضْ عَنْ الْجَاهِلِينَ وَإِنَّ هَذَا مِنْ الْجَاهِلِينَ وَاللَّهِ مَا جَاوَزَهَا عُمَرُ حِينَ تَلَاهَا عَلَيْهِ وَكَانَ وَقَّافًا عِنْدَ كِتَابِ اللَّهِ

4366 صحيح البخاري كتاب تفسير القرآن سورة الأعراف باب خذ العفو وأمر بالعرف وأعرض عن الجاهلين