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How spreading love enhances tolerance

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Added 29th January 2016 12:02 PM

Love enhances coming together and courteous treatment that suit lofty human senses. Love results in mercy, affection and affinity to become a characteristic of close connection and exchange of interests.

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Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa is the Office of The School Mullah Makerere University Business School

Love enhances coming together and courteous treatment that suit lofty human senses. Love results in mercy, affection and affinity to become a characteristic of close connection and exchange of interests.

By Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa

As we witness the climax of political campaigns for the 2016 national elections which are causing tensions, it is imperative to understand the consequences of such tensions and resolve to accept each other despite of political affiliations.

The noble soul embodies the language of tolerance and signifies that a person with nobleness enjoys self-reconciliation and so helps to eliminate dark areas from memory to allow free space for clarity and pureness to the satisfaction of consciousness. The objective is to be ‘satisfied’ and the aspiration is to perform good acts in honour so that the behaviour embraces a light that illuminates the way and grants success in this world and the world to come.

Love enhances coming together and courteous treatment that suit lofty human senses. Love results in mercy, affection and affinity to become a characteristic of close connection and exchange of interests.

Love that stems from the soul is one of the noblest characteristics because whatever the lover does, whether by words or deeds, will benefit him by enriching his lofty soul and his behaviours that are full of self-satisfaction.Nothing is happier than self-satisfaction.

Within the framework of achieving this self-satisfaction, passing the test and achieving the aspired result require a significant amount of sensible bounty that is full of sincere sayings and acts, modesty and pure intention that is free of selfishness and self-love. Moral preparedness for constructive courage by removal of malice and replacing it with forgiveness and tolerance is a characteristic of noble people.

Another important matter is that man should not remain silent and suppress his feelings, but he should rather disclose these feelings because selfishness always fuels hatred to cause the heart to be harder and crueler. Love and hatred are relative matters; they are not subject to a specific measure.

Furthermore, changes in the percentage of each of them occurs based on supporting factors that derive it to one direction or the other; however, the ability to control the feelings remains in the hands of the person who can tighten his grip on the indicator once he/she derives strength in controlling himself/herself from fear of God and personal pride in his/her values and principles. Cases of love and hatred always accompany persons and reside in his/her inner feelings.

It is intuitive that a person may not live away from love and hatred to things; however differentiation between loving or hating things on one hand and loving or hating individuals on the other hand is very important.

A thing will not be affected by your love or hatred and you will not feel compunction for your choice, while the matter is different when it comes to individuals; in which case, suffering resulting from pumping hatred inside the heart and its association to malice arises to constitute a fuel for anxiety and a foundation for bad acts that drive out mercy; an arch foe to love. This aggressive gloomy visitor would not reside if it found no chance to do, let alone the environment in which malice flourishes.

Malice arises when a person ignores mentioning his Lord. If you didn’t like a person, why should you hate him while you can curb your preliminary aggressive attitude fueled by the Satan at the first glance?

You are neutral about many things; you don’t either love or hate them, why then treatment with people does not fall under this framework. An automatic conception is formed at first sight. Minds transmit this dislike to the hearts which cannot accommodate love for such a person, why should then it accommodates hatred.

As the saying goes “A soul that abstains from what it dislikes”, i.e. an abstinent soul full of bounty do not let its feeling, even for just few seconds, to be negatively utilised in accordance with the perception, cleverness, and vigilance that the return on this investment will be only anxiety even if it is only feelings, while negligence and indifference in this regard lays the foundation for harmony between these feelings and the aggressive attitude of the soul which is waiting for full maturity resulting from accustoming the feelings of hatred; which enhances the opportunity of hurting others.

In this way, evil leaks due to the least causes so that this aggressive attitude eradicates each virtue. Upon contemplating the bad repercussions of hatred, one can notice that the devastating implications include waste of potentials and inactivity of mental and physical potentials – which greatly contributes to obstructing the growth of communities and aborting their interests, and even hindering their development and progress so that disputes become a block that hinders advancement of nations and wastes their time in bridging the gaps that results from insignificant reasons though they could have been amended before they grow and flourish.

In a nutshell, spreading love among people enhances tolerance and raises vigor to the top when respect is practiced as a well-established noble value that goes beyond stereotyping to reach effectiveness and respect to freedom of expression.

The writer is the Office of The School Mullah Makerere University Business School

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