Many times we are faced with situations where we become angry and feel the urge to vent our anger by shouting at or reprimanding those around us. We often vent our anger on those that are closest to us and those over whom we have some type of authority.
Did we ever stop for a moment and think, “How many times have I disobeyed Allah Ta‘ala and hence earned His anger? Would I be pleased if Allah Ta‘ala had to punish me for every sin that I commit? Would I be pleased if Allah Ta‘ala had to deprive me of a single bounty of His, merely because I disobeyed Him?”
Definitely not! Hence, we should apply the same principle to others and overlook their shortcomings to the extent that we wish Allah Ta‘ala to overlook ours.