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How to seek forgiveness from someone who is impossible to find


What if i hurt/insult xyz person on my way to work some years ago. And i dint even know that person. Now he is gone forever. Its almost impossible to find that person.
what if he is still hurt by me, he remembers my face and my insult hurts him everyday. now i will not be forgiven on day of judgement unless he forgives me. So whats the solution for this in the light of sunnah?

i ve read a hadith saying we can compensate for a person who we owe money by giving sadaqah from his side, but i dont think that applies to my case. please help and provide reference. May Allah rewards you the best.


In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
Wa-Alaykum Assalam Wa Rahmtu-Allah,

Please repent, ask for forgiveness and pray for the person. Inshallah they will forgive you.

S.L. Al-Hakim