‘Abdurrazzaq related that a slave girl who belonged to ‘Ali ibn Ḥussain (may Allah have mercy on him) was pouring water over him so that he could make ablution (wuḍoo’), but the jug that the slave girl was holding fell from her hands, landed on his face, and fractured his bone. He raised his head to her and she recited a part of a verse from the Qur'an, "...who restrain anger..." [Surah Aal-‘Imran, 3:134]

Ali said, "I have indeed controlled my anger."

The slave girl then recited, "...who pardon the people..." [The Quran: Ali ‘Imran, 3:134]

Ali replied, "may Allah forgive you."

Then the slave recited, "...Allah loves the doers of good." [The Quran: Ali ‘Imran, 3:134]

Ali said, " You are free from the countenance of Allah."


From this story we learn about the character of Ali bin Hussain who was the grandson of the sahaba Ali ibn Abi Talib, we also learn some virtues from the Qur'an which are to restrain anger, show forgiveness and to do good.