𝐅𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐨𝐧: 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞, 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
Abu Nadrah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said during the middle of the day at the end of the pilgrimage, “O people, your Lord is one and your father Adam is one. There is no favor of an Arab over a foreigner, nor a foreigner over an Arab, and neither white skin over black skin, nor black skin over white skin, except by righteousness. Have I not delivered the message?” They said, “The Messenger of Allah has delivered the message.”
Source: Musnad Aḥmad 23489
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut
عَنْ أَبِي نَضْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِي وَسَطِ أَيَّامِ التَّشْرِيقِ فَقَالَ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ أَلَا إِنَّ رَبَّكُمْ وَاحِدٌ وَإِنَّ أَبَاكُمْ وَاحِدٌ أَلَا لَا فَضْلَ لِعَرَبِيٍّ عَلَى أَعْجَمِيٍّ وَلَا لِعَجَمِيٍّ عَلَى عَرَبِيٍّ وَلَا لِأَحْمَرَ عَلَى أَسْوَدَ وَلَا أَسْوَدَ عَلَى أَحْمَرَ إِلَّا بِالتَّقْوَى أَبَلَّغْتُ قَالُوا بَلَّغَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
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Islam is pretty famous for being universal. It came from the Creator of the worlds Allah/God Exalted He to the worlds.
● In Qur’an Surat Al-Anbiya chapter Quran (21:107). وَمَآ أَرْسَلْنَٰكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَٰلَمِينَ
English: “And We have not sent you but as mercy for all the worlds.”
And Islam is totally non racist and against racism, preference is purely based on piety.
● In Qur’an Surat Al-Hujurat chapter Quran (49:13)
يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَٰكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَٰكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَآئِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوٓا۟ۚ إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ أَتْقَىٰكُمْۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ
“O mankind, We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into peoples and tribes, so that you may identify one another. Surely the noblest of you, in Allah’s sight, is the one who is most pious of you. Surely Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.”
■ Prophet’s Mohammad said: “كلكم لآدم، وآدم من تراب، لا فضل لعربي على أعجمي إلا بالتقوى“.
“You all belong to Adam, and Adam is from dust… No Arab is better than a non-Arab, except by piety”.
The following two instances explain Prophet’s attitude towards black people:
● His own personal aide and caller for daily prayers was Bilal Al Habashi. A persecuted black slave from Abyssinia (Ethiopia) who was freed by Muslims from his pagan master in Makkah.
● One more personal info that little know about prophet Mohammad, is that his former adopted son Zaid, had a black son called Osama, he was the dearest to Prophet Mohammad heart. When Osama reached his late teens, he was appointed by Prophet as leader over Muslim campaigns on top of very senior prophet companions.
Prophet Mohammad did not discriminate based on color, race, wealth, or community status, rather praised whoever sincerely followed, and adhered to Islam and high human values.
Allah knows Best.