Tolerance Of Islam In Training

The method that is used in training and educating others is a method full of wisdom, ease and tolerance. The Prophet s said: “You have been sent to make things easy (for the people) and you have not been sent to make things difficult for them.” (Bukhari)

  • Among the signs of the tolerance of Islam is that the Prophet s was very kind when people asked him for anything. Even if it was the most unexpected of requests. A young man once came to the Prophet rand asked him: “O Prophet of Allah, allow me to fornicate.” The Prophet s said: “Do you wish this for your mother?” He said, “Of course not!” “Likewise, people will not want this for their own mothers.” He said to him, “Do you wish it for your daughter?” He said, “Of course not!” He said, “The same goes for other people’s daughters. They would not want this!” He said, “Do you wish it for your sisters?” He said, “Of course not!” He said, “Likewise, people would not this for their sisters.” He asked him, “Would you like this for your aunt?” He said, “Of course not!” He said, “Likewise, people would not like this for their aunts.” The Prophet s then placed his honorable hand on the young man’s chest and prayed for him, saying: “O Allah forgive him his sin and purify his heart and make him chaste.” (Haithami)
  • Anas b. Malik reported: While we were in the Mosque with Allah’s Messenger y a desert Arab came and stood up and began to urinate in the Mosque. The Companions of the Messenger y said: “Stop, stop!” The Messenger of Allah y said: “Don’t interrupt him; leave him alone.” They left him alone, and when he finished urinating, Allah’s Messenger y called him and said, “These mosques are not places meant for urine and filth, but are only for the remembrance of Allah, prayer, and the recitation of the Qur’an.” He (the narrator) said that he (the Prophet s (then gave orders to one of the people who brought a bucket of water and poured it over the area where the man had urinated.” (Bukhari)