“Oh Allah forgive whomsoever oppressed me”
The great scholar Imaam Al-Hasan al-Basree (rahimahullaah) supplicated one night saying:
“Oh Allah forgive whomsoever oppressed me”… and he increased in that.
So a man said to him: “Oh Abaa Sa’eed, indeed I heard you supplicating this night for the ones who oppressed you, until I wished to be amongst them. What led you to do this?”
He said: “His saying, the Most High:
…but whoever forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah. [Surah Ash-Shura 42:40]
[Explanation of al-Bukhari by Ibn Battaal 6/575]