The Tolerance of Islam

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Praise be to Allah ﷻ

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Islam is the religion of mercy and kindness, the religion of tolerance and ease. Allah ﷻ has not burdened this Ummah (community, nation) with more than it can bear. Whatever good it does, it will be rewarded for it, and whatever evil it does, it will have to bear the burden of that sin, as Allah ﷻ says (interpretation of the meaning),

  “Allah ﷻ burdens not a person beyond his scope. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned.” [al-Baqarah 2:286]

Allah ﷻ has spared the Muslims any difficulty or hardship in all that He has enjoined upon them. Allah ﷻ says (interpretation of the meaning),

  “He has chosen you (to convey His Message of Islamic Monotheism to mankind by inviting them to His religion of Islam), and has not laid upon you in religion any hardship.” [al-Hajj 22:78]

Every sin that a Muslim commits because he makes a mistake, or forgets, or is forced to do it, is forgiven by Allah ﷻ, as Allah ﷻ says (interpretation of the meaning),

  “Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error.” [al-Baqarah 2:286]

And Allah ﷻ says, your prayer is granted.

The Muslim will be brought to account for what he does deliberately, not for what he does by mistake, as Allah ﷻ says (interpretation of the meaning),

  “And there is no sin on you concerning that in which you made a mistake, except in regard to what your hearts deliberately intend.” [al-Ahzaab 33:5]

Allah ﷻ is Kind and Merciful. He sent Muhammad ﷺ with ease and the tolerant monotheism (interpretation of the meaning),

  “Allah ﷻ intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you.” [al-Baqarah 2:185]

The Prophet ﷺ said,

 “ Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded.” [Narrated by al-Bukhari 39]

The Shaytan is man’s greatest enemy. He makes him forget the remembrance of his Lord (dhikr) and makes his sin attractive to him, as Allah ﷻ says (interpretation of the meaning),

 “ Shaytan (Satan) has overpowered them. So he has made them forget the remembrance of Allah ﷻ. They are the party of Shaytan (Satan). Verily, it is the party of Shaytan (Satan) that will be the losers! [al-Mujaadilah 58:19]

What one’s own nafs (self) says has been forgiven by Allah ﷻ, The Prophet ﷺ said,

 “ Allah ﷻ has forgiven my Ummah for thoughts that cross their minds, so long as they do not speak of them or act upon them. [Narrated by Muslim 127]

Whoever commits a sin then Allah ﷻ conceals it, it is not permissible for him to speak of it, because the Prophet ﷺ said,

 “ All of my Ummah will be fine except those who commit sin openly. [Narrated by Muslim, 2990]

If a person commits a sin then repents, Allah ﷻ will accept his repentance (interpretation of the meaning),

  “Your Lord has written (prescribed) Mercy for Himself, so that if any of you does evil in ignorance, and thereafter repents and does righteous good deeds (by obeying Allah ﷻ), then surely, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful” [al-An’aam 6:54]

Allah ﷻ is Generous and Kind, He multiplies the reward for good deeds and forgives bad deeds, as the Prophet ﷺ said, narrating the words of his Lord,

 “ Allah ﷻ has decreed hasanaat (good deeds) and sayi’aat (bad deeds), then He explained that. Whoever intends to do a good deed then does not do it, Allah ﷻ will write it down as one complete hasanah; if he intends to do it then he does it, then Allah ﷻ will write it down as between ten and seven hundred hasanaat, or more. Whoever intends to do a bad deed, then he does not do it, Allah ﷻ will write it down as one complete hasanah; if he intends to do it then he does it, Allah will write it down as one sayi’ah. [Agreed upon; narrated by al-Bukhaari, Kitaab al-Raqaa’iq, 81]

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