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Meaning of tolerance

Tolerance in the UAE

First, tolerance in the UAE is a living embodiment of the true teachings of Islam and a natural expression of pride in the greatness of the Arab and Islamic heritage. In fact, it is the tolerance of all human beings, without distinction or discrimination, among human beings on the basis of gender, nationality or belief.

Secondly, tolerance in the UAE is to live in peace with others and to respect their beliefs human societies. and cultures. It is the conscious realization that pluralism and diversity in the characteristics of the population are the source of strength for human societies.

Third, tolerance in the UAE emphasizes the importance of developing knowledge of all human beings, being open to them positively, correcting misconceptions, eliminating  negative stereotypes against others. In so doing, it calls everyone to understand positive relations between all cultures and beliefs and what leads to the desired result such as the pride of culture and national identity.

Fourth: Tolerance in the UAE is a strong expression, from the leadership and the people to undivided attention for providing a decent life for the entire population - The leaders and the people of the UAE are fully committed to the noble values that all human beings share, to the achievement of justice, the rule of law and peaceful coexistence among all - Tolerance in the UAE is a successful way of dealing with conflict, spreading love and peace.

Fifth: Tolerance in the UAE is not only a moral duty but also an essential tool for achieving comprehensive and sustainable development, and the desired social and economic progress, as well as respect to the state's position in the world. - Tolerance in the UAE is the way to build positive international relations in a world characterized by diversity and pluralism in the population..


in accordance with the (United Nations Assembly resolution 50/251: Human rights issues):

Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human. It is fostered by knowledge, openness, communication, and freedom of thought, conscience and belief.

Tolerance is harmony in difference. It is not only a moral duty, it is also a political and legal requirement. Tolerance, the virtue that makes peace possible, contributes to the replacement of the culture of war by a culture of peace. Tolerance is not concession, condescension or indulgence.

Tolerance is, above all, an active attitude prompted by recognition of the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms of others. In no circumstance can it be used to justify infringements of these fundamental values. Tolerance is to be exercised by individuals, groups and States.

Tolerance is the responsibility that upholds human rights, pluralism (including cultural pluralism), democracy and the rule of law. It involves the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism and affirms the standards set out in international human rights instruments. Consistent with respect for human rights, the practice of tolerance does not mean toleration of social injustice or the abandonment or weakening of one's convictions. It means that one is free to adhere to one's own convictions and accepts that others adhere to theirs. It means accepting the fact that human beings, naturally diverse in their appearance, situation, speech, behaviour and values, have the right to live in peace and to be as they are. It also means that one’s views are not to be imposed on others.


Linguistically, tolerance indicates a multitude of meanings such as easiness, leniency, compassion, forgiving, and kindness. As a global philosophical term, tolerance is perceived as a mutual respect of individuals and opinions, in addition to displaying kindness and courteousness, which are verbally or behaviorally expressed, regardless it was true or false. In linguistics and science, philosophers, linguists, and sociologists agreed to define the value of tolerance as the willful giving and benevolence, easiness in dealings, and perform the affairs with leniency.

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