He who is the most clement. He who is never in a hurry to punish His mercy overcomes His anger and He is ever eagerly inclined to forgive on penitence.
“The seven heavens and the earth, and all
beings therein, declare His glory: there is not a thing but celebrates His praise; and yet ye understand not how they declare His glory! verily HE IS OFT-FORBEAR- ING, Most Forgiving!”
(17:44) The Holy Quran
From the root h-l-m which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to be forbearing, mild, lenient, clement to be forgiving, gentle, deliberate.