Ali on Freedom: Ali ibn al-Husayn emancipates his slave girl

‘Abd al-Razzaq reported: A slave girl belonging to Ali ibn al-Husyan, may Allah be pleased with him, poured out some water as he prepared to pray and she dropped the pitcher onto his face causing an injury. She said, “Allah Almighty says: Those who restrain their anger (3:134)!” Ali said, “I have restrained my anger.” She said, “And those who forgive people!” Ali said, “Allah has forgiven you.” She said, “And Allah loves those who do good!” Ali said, “Go, for you are now free.”

Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 7964

عَنْ عَبْد الرَّزَّاقِ قَالَ جَعَلَتْ جَارِيَةٌ لِعَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ رضي الله عنه تَسْكَبُ عَلَيْهِ الْمَاءَ فَتَهَيَّأَ لِلصَّلَاةِ فَسَقَطَ الْإِبْرِيقُ مِنْ يَدِ الْجَارِيَةِ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ فَشَجَّهُ فَرَفَعَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ رَأْسَهُ إِلَيْهَا فَقَالَتِ الْجَارِيَةُ إِنَّ اللهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ يَقُولُ وَالْكَاظِمِينَ الْغَيْظَ فَقَالَ لَهَا قَدْ كَظَمْتُ غَيْظِي قَالَتْ وَالْعَافِينَ عَنِ النَّاسِ فَقَالَ لَهَا قَدْ عَفَا اللهُ عَنْكِ قَالَتْ وَاللهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ قَالَ اذْهَبِي فَأَنْتِ حُرَّةٌ

7964 شعب الإيمان