Think about what the Prophet faced. The Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon him) had to bear for a month accusations about his wife Sayyida Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her), and he knew who was saying these things. And that was 1400 years ago in Saudi Arabia, where talking about someone’s family was just not something done.
And yet, the Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon him) prayed over him (the accuser) when he died, and gave him his shirt. When I think of this, I’m so ashamed of any grudge I’ve ever held over anyone, for the Prophet did not let this harm his heart.~ Dr Sherman Jackson, Dec 30th 2009, Knowledge Retreat 2009/2010.