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Surah Ash-Shura Ayat 37 in Arabic Text

وَٱلَّذِينَ يَجْتَنِبُونَ كَبَـٰٓئِرَ ٱلْإِثْمِ وَٱلْفَوَٰحِشَ وَإِذَا مَا غَضِبُوا۟ هُمْ يَغْفِرُونَ
Wallazeena yajtaniboona kabaaa’iral ismi wal fawaahisha wa izaa maa ghadiboo hum yaghfiroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 37

Sahih International
And those who avoid the major sins and immoralities, and when they are angry, they forgive,

Yusuf Ali
Those who avoid the greater crimes and shameful deeds, and, when they are angry even then forgive;

Abul Ala Maududi
who eschew grave sins and shameful deeds, and whenever they are angry, forgive;

Muhsin Khan
And those who avoid the greater sins, and Al-Fawahish (illegal sexual intercourse, etc.), and when they are angry, they forgive

Pickthall
And those who shun the worst of sins and indecencies and, when they are wroth, forgive,

Dr. Ghali
And the ones who avoid the great (kinds) of vice and obscenities, and when they are angry, it is they (who) forgive.

Abdel Haleem
who shun great sins and gross indecencies; who forgive when they are angry;

Quran 42 Verse 37 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shura ayat 37, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(42:37) who eschew grave sins and shameful deeds,[58] and whenever they are angry, forgive;[59]


58. For explanation, see (Surah An-Nisa, Ayat 31); (Surah Al-Anaam, Ayat 151); (Surah An-Naml, Ayat 90); (Surah An- Najm, Ayat 32 and the E.Ns).

59. That is, they are not wrathful and crazy but are temperate and cool minded. They are not revengeful but forbearing and forgiving by nature. If ever they feel angry at something they control their rage. This characteristic is the best of man’s qualities, which has been highly commended in the Quran (Surah Aal-Imran, Ayat 134) and regarded as a major factor of the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) success (Surah Aal-Imran, Ayat 159). According to Aishah, the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) never avenged himself on anybody, however, when a thing enjoined to be held sacred by Allah was desecrated, he would award the punishment. (Bukhari, Muslim).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Shura verse 37 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 36 which provides the complete commentary from verse 36 through 39.

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