Need for flexibility

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | SOULVEDA

A man came into a shop, intent on buying some cloth. Choosing a suitable piece was no problem, but fixing a price was, for in Eastern countries one usually has to bargain before buying anything. This time, the bargaining was tough. Neither the shopkeeper, nor the customer, was willing to budge from his original price. Finally, after holding out adamantly for half-an-hour, it was the shopkeeper who gave in, coming right down to the customer’s price, thus clinching the deal.

Quiet Endeavour

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | SOULVEDA

On December 17, 1903, the brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright became the first men to successfully pilot a heavier-than-air craft under both control and power. Orville and Wilbur Wright were bicycle makers from Ohio.

Tolerance: A noble virtue

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | SOULVEDA

Tolerance is a noble humanitarian virtue. Its practice means making concessions to others. Intolerance, on the other hand, means showing a self-centred unconcern for the needs of others. Tolerance is a worthy, humane virtue, which has been described in different terms in Islam. For instance, gentle behaviour, showing concern for others, being soft-hearted and being compassionate.