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Islam and racial discrimination

 

In Islam all human being are the descendants of one man and one woman, believer or kaafir, black or white, Arab or non-Arab, rich or poor, noble or lowborn. There is no discrimination on the bases of colour, race or lineage in Islam . All human beings come from Adam. In Islam, differentiation between people is based on faith (eemaan) and piety (taqwaa).

Allah Almighty Said in the Noble Quran:

“O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allaah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. he is one of the Muttaqoon (the pious)]. Verily, Allaah is All-Knowing, All Aware” [al-Hujuraat 49:13]

“Whoever works righteousness — whether male or female — while he (or she) is a true believer (of Islamic Monotheism) verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter)” [al-Nahl 16:97]

Prophet Mohammed(pbuh) said in his last Sermon on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H.(632 CE) in the ‘Uranah valley of Mount Arafat’ (in Mecca).

All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.of righteousness after I am gone.

Sahih Al-Bukhari, Hadith .1623, 1626, 6361

 

 

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Umar(RA):

 

 

Allah’s Apostle(pbuh) said, “A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor should he hand him over to an oppressor. Whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs; whoever brought his (Muslim) brother out of a discomfort, Allah will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection, and whoever screened a Muslim, Allah will screen him on the Day of Resurrection . “

Volume 3, Book 43, Number 622: Sahih Bukhari

 

Narrated Abu Huraira(RA):

Remember, one day you will appear before ALLAH and answer your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path

Allah’s Apostle(pbuh) said, “Whoever has wronged his brother, should ask for his pardon (before his death), as (in the Hereafter) there will be neither a Dinar nor a Dirham. (He should secure pardon in this life) before some of his good deeds are taken and paid to his brother, or, if he has done no good deeds, some of the bad deeds of his brother are taken to be loaded on him (in the Hereafter).”

Volume 8, Book 76, Number 541: Sahih Bukhari

 

Narrated Anas bin Malik(RA):

Allah’s Apostle said, “Do not hate one another, and do not be jealous of one another, and do not desert each other, and O, Allah’s worshipers! Be brothers. Lo! It is not permissible for any Muslim to desert (not talk to) his brother (Muslim) for more than three days.”

Volume 8, Book 73, Number 91:Sahih Bukhari

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