Don't Condemn Other People By Prof. Sabitu Olagoke
Mankind is yet to appreciate that God the almighty is the God of varieties and diversities.
We, must, therefore, realize that the religious goal is to reform, and strengthen us into unity, while the differences in ethnicity, tribes, and dialects are for the purpose of identification only and never to stigmatize and discriminate among one another.
The Holy Quran 45: 8-9 refers, '' He hears the Signs of Allah rehashed to him, ye is obstinate and lofty as if he had not heard them: then announce to him a chastisement Grievous! And when he learns something of Our Signs, he takes them in jest: for such there would be a humiliating chastisement.''
The Holy Bible, Romans 14: 1-4 states, ''
1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.
2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.''
To keep the peace we must display a high level of tolerance and rich knowledge about the faith of other people, to avoid condemning others blindly.The Holy Quran 16: 125 refers, '' Invite all to the Way of the Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best, who have strayed from His path and how to receive guidance.''
Let us tolerate one another and jointly work for enduring peace.