So it is through Mercy from God that you were gentle to them.
Had you been rough and hard-hearted,
they would have surely dispersed from around you.
So pardon them, seek forgiveness for them,
and consult them in the matter.
And once you have taken a decision,
place your trust in God.
Surely, God loves those who place their trust in Him.
(Al-Qur'an, Surah Aal Imran, Verse 159)