Volume 3, Book 43, Number 629:
Narrated Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu):
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Whoever has oppressed another person concerning his reputation or anything else, he should beg him to forgive him before the Day of Resurrection when there will be no money (to compensate for wrong deeds), but if he has good deeds, those good deeds will be taken from him according to his oppression which he has done, and if he has no good deeds, the sins of the oppressed person will be loaded on him.”
Take action NOW! If you’ve hurt someone, talked bad about them behind their back, or wronged them in any way, say sorry now. Don’t take it lightly because you can’t afford to lose your good deeds on the Day of Judgement!
P.S. if someone apologizes to you, try forgiving them. Maybe Allah will forgive you your sins for doing so. :)
When a person is angry with you, there are different ways to apologize. It depends on the other’s nature as well. Let’s see how ‘Umar (RA) apologized to the Prophet (SAW) on everyone’s behalf..
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
One day Allah’s Apostle came out (before the people) and ‘Abdullah bin Hudhafa stood up and asked (him) “Who is my father?” The Prophet replied, “Your father is Hudhafa.” The Prophet told them repeatedly (in anger) to ask him anything they liked. ‘Umar knelt down before the Prophet and said thrice, “We accept Allah as (our) Lord and Islam as (our) religion and Muhammad as (our) Prophet.” After that the Prophet became silent.
Lesson: Choose a good way to apologize.