What is the meaning of tahammul.

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What is the meaning of tahammul

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The term ‘Tahammul’ is derived from the Arabic root word ‘haml’, which literally means ‘to pick’ or ‘to bear’ or ‘to carry’.


Although ‘haml’ is used to denote when one picks or bears or carries both a physical or non-physical object or matter, ‘tahammul’ is generally used to denote when one bears or carries a non-physical matter.


For example if one picks a book, or carries a load or a burden, etc. the word ‘haml’ would generally be used; but if one patiently bears a turmoil, or an affliction, or a humiliation, or an indignity, or an oppression, etc….the term ‘tahammul’ would be used.


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