TABUK — Marzooghah Al-Blewi of Tabuk refused an offer of property and millions of riyals to pardon the man who took her son's life more than two years ago.
Instead, in a dramatic scene after the sentencing in court, the mother of the victim asked to see her son's murderer after which she said that she forgave him without conditions. This was documented in the presence of the judge, and the grateful young man asked the woman to accept him as her son to serve her for the rest of her life.
The victim's mother said that she could not forget the night when her 19-year-old son Suhail was murdered, while she was waiting for him to drive her to visit some relatives.
She accepted the matter as fate and test of her patience from God. She said the killer's family had constantly contacted her offering property and money and seeking forgiveness to spare their son from execution.
She said she resides in Prince Sultan Charitable Housing with her three orphaned daughters, one of whom is completely paralyzed, and her 80-year-old father who is also partially paralyzed.
They live on her deceased husband's pension of SR2,000 in addition to SR1,000 from social insurance. She forgave her son's killer seeking God's recompense.
The perpetrator's father, Ayed Al-Blewi, spoke of the many attempts to have the distraught mother drop the charges by offering SR2 million and his property, but she refused many times, until that day in court.
He offered his sincere thanks to her and to the relatives of the deceased.
"... They should rather pardon and overlook. Would you not love Allaah to forgive you? Allaah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Qur'aan, 24:22)
Source: Saudi Gazette