A Mother’s Forgiveness

Her son was murdered seven years ago. This mother could have done nothing to stop her son’s murderer being executed as punishment for the crime. And she could have ignored her dream. Her Soul told her otherwise.

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(From Yahoo News)

“An Iranian mother spared the life of her son’s convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck.

Balal’s mother asked for the family’s forgiveness as her son is brought to the gallows during his execution ceremony in the northern city of Nowshahr.

The mother of the victim slapped him in the face and removed the rope from his neck assisted by her husband.

“I am a believer. I had a dream in which my son told me that he was at peace and in a good place… After that, all my relatives, even my mother, put pressure on me to pardon the killer. The murderer was crying, asking for forgiveness. I slapped him in the face. That slap helped to calm me down,” she said. “Now that I’ve forgiven him, I feel relieved.”