Tolerance means fair objective
and quality of hearing others’ views, opinion, beliefs patiently. It does free a
man from bigotry which is the foundation of all kinds of disturbance being faced
by the world.
Tolerance is the need of the day and without virtue of tolerance a human being
cannot be counted as true man because Allah has given him sense and brains on
account of which he can distinguish between a good and a bad. The quality of
differentiating (between bad and good) and a power to adopt either of them has
raised him to the supreme level in comparison to other creatures even against
angels. If a man does not use this quality and not ready hearing the views of
others, then there is no difference between him and an animal.
There are considerable religions in the world and their followers lead their
lives according to the virtues of their religions. Also, there are millions and
millions of people who do not trust on any religion, even they do not believe in
God. The world is dynamics and different class of people having different
beliefs, faiths and viewpoints are living here. It should be kept in mind that a
man can project his belief and faith but cannot fix it on others. A disturbance
is created when the man does want to impose his belief and faith on other people
either they like it or not. The virtue of tolerance requires us to listen and to
project patiently without making a noise.
When we analyze the history of Islam, it is emerging that the Prophet of Islam
and their followers bore patiently all kinds of cruelty, oppression,
subjugation, loss of property even loss of precious lives for more than a
decade. During this critical period some followers who were also the relative of
the Prophet asked the Prophet to give them permission to fight but he did not
permit them to battle. The patience of Muhammad (S) and his followers has taught
us to be patient in all respects and not to make a battler unnecessary with
others. It also teaches us that Islam was spread through character, patience,
skill and knowledge not through the sword.
The virtue of tolerance is disappearing from the world on account of which
catastrophe, killings, disgusting, extremism are growing in the world that has
deteriorated its peace also causing to the economic crisis. If we want to see
the world as a place of peace and harmony we have to approach to tolerance as
certainly it will be a beneficial for us not in the way of the economy, but also
in the way of metal relief that is integral part of a healthy body and integral
part of a healthy life. Be patient and get the blessing of Allah.