Originally published on Mathabah.org
By Imam Mazhar Maḥmood
It is of utmost importance for community leaders; be it faith based or otherwise to have unity and tolerance amongst themselves. With the absence of unity, tolerance and harmony, communities; nay nations cease to exist.
At times, community leaders fall prey to the negative tendencies of human nature, which encompass egoistic elements. This causes them to unnecessarily point fingers at one another and point out shortcomings. This henceforth gives birth to chaos, hatred, bigotry and intolerance.