Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of generous pardoning
Hadith #1

أخبرنا الحاكم أبو حامد أحمد بن الحسين بن علي ببلخ، قال: حدثنا أبو عبد الله البخاري، قال: حدثنا سهل بن المتوكل، قال: حدثنا سليمان بن أبي شيخ، قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحكم، عن عوانة، قال: قال علي بن أبي طالب صلوات الله عليه يوم الجمل لعائشة: كيف رأيت صنع الله بك يا حميراء؟ فقالت له: ملكت فأسجح . يعني تكرم.

1. We were informed by al-Hakim, Abu Hamid, Ahmad bin Hussain bin Ali, in Balkh, that he said: We were told by Abu Abdillah al-Bukhari, that he said: We were told by Sahl bin Mutawakkil, that he said: We were told by Sulayman bin Abi Shaykh, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Hakam, from ‘Uwana, that he said: Ali bin Abi Talib, Allah’s blessings be upon him, said on the Day of Jamal to Aisha: How have you seen the making of Allah to you, O Humaira? She said to him: You have ruled (by winning), so pardon. It means: Be generous.