Tolerance in Islam

خُذِ الْعَفْوَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْعُرْفِ وَأَعْرِضْ عَنِ الْجَاهِلِينَ

“MAKE due allowance for man’s nature, and enjoin the doing of what is right; and leave alone all those who choose to remain ignorant”.[Quran;7:199]  “There is no compulsion in religion; truly the right way has become clearly distinct from error; therefore, whoever disbelieves in the Satan  and believes in Allah he indeed has laid hold on the firmest handle, which shall not break off, and Allah is Hearing, Knowing.”[Quran; 2:256] Tolerance is the ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of beliefs, opinions, thoughts, feelings, habits, or behaviour that are different from your own, which you dislike or disagrees with. The roots of present turmoil in the world can be traced to the ‘intolerant attitude’ towards others besides many other factors.  In 1927 Pickthall delivered a lecture on ‘Tolerance in Islam’ which were Compiled  by Dr. A. Zahoor; by Dr. Z. Haq. It is being reproduced here due to its relevance and need this day. Keep  reading at Source;

Source: Books & Articles: Tolerance in Islam


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