Religious tolerance and its importance in the Modern times
Keywords:Islam, Tolerance, Divine Revelation, Co-existence, Humanity
One of the facts of human life that is founded in man’s creation is the diversity of thinking, behavior, and tastes; acceptance of this reality necessitates the growth of human society and the expansion of its capacity for dialogue with opposing viewpoints. This could be taken to mean "tolerance." Human history can be used as strong support for the widespread horrors brought on by a lack of tolerance to demonstrate its significance. The perspective of Islam on this topic is made clear by studying the passages of the Holy Qur'an. It is clear from Islamic teachings that Islam does not advocate unwavering tolerance in all situations. Islam places a strong focus on tolerance, but it also recognizes that sometimes violence is unavoidable. Islam, on the other hand, continues to uphold the necessity of religious freedom, which includes the right to speak freely and engage in civil discourse. However, it denounces the believers' compromises in their religious beliefs as well as their inadequacy and disregard for religious laws. According to the Islamic perspective, tolerance in religious matters is not based on apathy toward other people's beliefs and religions. Rather, it is based on the necessity of making a choice between truth and falsehood and on the idea that prophets are merely the ones who introduce truth to the populace. The ethical and behavioral tolerance that serves as a cultural foundation for the materialization of tolerance in belief a virtue greatly lauded and encouraged in Islam must also be mentioned in addition to tolerance of belief. And Islam is a religion of the divine. It is founded on divine revelation and the Holy Prophet's Sunnah (SAW). The defining characteristics of Islam, the last of the divine religions, are tolerance, patience, forbearance, and open-mindedness. The coexistence ideology has been covered in the article. The Bible's verses emphasize the value of tolerance. A few instances from the Seerah of the Holy Prophet (SAW) have also been used as examples. Although it is hard to cover the full complexity of the issue in these pages, an effort has been made to clarify the Islamic view of tolerance. May Allah Almighty provide us all the ability to practise Islam in its purest form.
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