Permissibility of the family forgiving the Christian who ran over the deceased

Q: My son died in a car accident caused by a non-Muslim from Korea. I want to forgive this person without taking anything; seeking Allah's reward. Is it permissible for me to forgive him? Shall Allah (Exalted be He) reward me for this? Please answer me as soon as possible by telegraph.

A: You may forgive this person even if he is a non-Muslim, for the general meaning of Allah's saying: ...but whoever forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is with Allâh. We hope that Allah (Exalted be He) will reward you, if you forgive him sincerely for His sake. However, if your son has other heirs, their right to the Diyah (blood money) is not waived by your forgiveness. (Part No. 21; Page No. 258) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!