Tolerance In Islam

Patience, forbearance, tolerance; these words describe the ability of a person to ignore the wrongs of the ignorant people. Tolerance is there in roots of islam from the day first. Every messenger who came to guide people towards the path of islam, was patient and tolerant by nature. This is why if others only claim to be tolerant we muslims must be tolerant because this is what has been practiced by every messenger.

Our beloved prophet Muhammad saww is that personality who is called as “best example” by ALLAH swt. He was the most tolerant person on earth because He never abused or cursed anyone. He was such a tolerant person that even before His prophet hood, He was popular for His good nature. After when HE was given prophet hood, Muhammad saw faced so many hardships and He faced so much resistance from His own family but even then He never lost His self control. This is because of His patient nature that Muhammad s.a.w.w was later accepted whole heartedly even by His worst enemies.

Even in Quran, ALLAH swt told us to be tolerant and patient in our life.

Al-Quran 7:199
“You shall resort to pardon, advocate tolerance, and disregard the ignorant.”

In another place, ALLAH swt says;

Al-Quran 24:022
“Those among you who are blessed with resources and wealth shall be charitable towards their relatives, the poor, and those who have immigrated for the sake of GOD. They shall treat them with kindness and tolerance; do you not love to attain GOD's forgiveness? GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.”

For those who believe, tolerance is needed as a part of their faith. This is the moral values of islam that make us humans which is an attribute lack by most of us today.

With tolerance, most of the problems cease to become large issues. Most of the small arguments cease to become huge fights and most of the relations remain in good ties. This is the content our society needs the most and lacks the most. If only all of us become tolerant and keep our angers away for some time, we can make this world a better place for living otherwise if today things are worse, they will get worst. It is only islam which has tracked people towards a tolerant way of life.
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