Hi, my name is Adrian; I was raised Christian but just started studying Islam this semester and am very much fascinated. I'm currently writing a paper on forgiveness in Islam and thought I'd get the opinion of believers, so here's a couple questions: how do Muslims view forgiveness? What does it mean to a Muslim to forgive? How does one balance forgiveness and justice? Is there a difference between sinning against God versus sinning against man? What are the differences between major and minor sins, and how does one atone for them?
If you could give your name and age when responding that would be very helpful, and thanks so much.