2:183 (Y. Ali) O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint 2:187 (Y.Ali) ..Thus doth Allah make clear His Signs to men: that they may learn self-restraint.
4:25(Y.Ali) .. This (permission) is for those among you who fear sin; but it is better for you that ye practise self-restraint. And Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
79:40 (Y. Ali) And for such as had entertained the fear of standing before their Lord’s (tribunal) and had restrained (their) soul from lower desires,
41:35 (Y. Ali) And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint,- none but persons of the greatest good fortune.