Abu Huraira (ra) reported: Rasoolullahﷺ said: Charity does not decrease wealth, no one forgives except that Allahﷻ increases his honor, and no one humbles himself for the sake of Allahﷻ except that Allahﷻ raises his status.
Source: Sahih Muslim 2588
Abdullah ibn Amr (ra) reported: Rasoolullahﷺ was upon the minbar and he said: Be merciful to others and you will receive mercy. Forgive others and Allahﷻ will forgive you.
Source: Musnad Ahmad 7001
Abu Abdullah Al-Khadali (ra) reported: I asked Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) about the character of Rasoolullahﷺ Aisha said: Rasoolullahﷺ was never indecent, he was never obscene, he would never shout in the markets, and he would never respond to an evil deed with an evil deed, but rather he would pardon and overlook.
Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2016
Uqbah ibn Amir (ra) reported: Rasoolullahﷺ said: O Uqbah, reconcile whoever cuts you off, give to whoever deprives you, and pardon whoever wrongs you.
Source: Musnad Ahmad 16999
Anas ibn Malik (ra) reported: I never saw a case involving legal retaliation being referred to Rasoolullahﷺ except that he would recommend pardoning the criminal.
Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 4497
Anas ibn Malik (ra) reported: A man came to Rasoolullahﷺ with the killer of his relative.
Rasoolullahﷺ said, Pardon him. But the man refused.
Rasoolullahﷺ said, Take blood money. But the man refused.
Rasoolullahﷺ said, Then go and kill him, for you are like him.
Anas said: So the man let him go.
Source: Sunan An-Nasa’i 4730
Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) reported: Rasoolullahﷺ said: Verily, it is better for the leader to make a mistake forgiving the criminal than it is for him to make a mistake punishing the innocent.
Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1424
Abdullah ibn Umar (ra) reported: A man came to Rasoolullahﷺ and he said, “Ya Rasoolullahﷺ how many times should I pardon my servant?”
Rasoolullahﷺ said: Seventy times in each day.