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Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Discover Islam

True believers, the Quran tells us, are those who, “who forgive when they are angry” (42:37). Everyone knows the turbu­lence that is aroused within a person when he becomes angry with someone. This being the case, forgiveness is only possible when this turbulence is suppressed. When set against this background, the full meaning of this verse of the Quran becomes: “When angered, they are willing to forgive, even if this means curbing their emotions and suppressing the turbulence within them.”