Monday, 23 May 2011


"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 honorable of you with Allah is he (believers) who has Taqwa (piety). Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 49:13)
Human beings share one father, one mother, and were created by One Creator. No white is privileged over the black, nor are Arabs preferred over non-Arabs except in piety. The feeling some people have as being better in origin is false and it is the false assertion that Satan made over Adam (pbuh). [Iblis (Satan)] said: "I am better than he. You created me from fire, and you created him from clay." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 7:12)
This type of false self-assertion has no basis nor is it due to any knowledge. This type of racial discrimination is abominable and forbidden, as the Prophet warned us against it. The Messenger (pbuh) said:
"He is not one of us, whoever asserts any race over another, or fights on racial grounds or dies in a racial cause." (Muslim)
"Two things make people untrue believers; ancestral genealogies and wailing at one's death." (Muslim)
"Who asserts the call of the Jahiliya (ignorance Age) will be fuel for Hell." It was said: O Messenger of Allah, even such a person who fasts and performs the prayers?" He said: "Even if he does so, and assumes that he is a Muslim..." (Ahmad)
Narrated Abu Dharr: I was in a conflict with a man whose mother was not an Arab: I contested his mother's ancestry. He complained before the Messenger. The Prophet (pbuh) asked me: "Did you speak evil of him?" I said: "Yes". He said: "Did you mention his mother?" I said: "Yes". The Messenger then said to me, "You have some traits of the Jahiliya." (Bukhari and Muslim)
The Prophet (pbuh) said: when Gais bin Matatiya came where Salman, Suhaib and Bilal were sitting he said: "The Aus and Khazraj have supported the Prophet and what about these (meaning Salman, Bilal and Suhaib)? Mu'adh bin Jabal hated that and took him to the Prophet and told him what happened. The Prophet called people to the mosque and said: "O people; the Rabb is one, and the father and the mother, the religion is one and the Arab is not by a mother or a father, but by the tongue, so whoever speaks Arabic is an Arab." Mu'Adh bin Jabal asked the Prophet what to do with Gais Ibn Matatiya, the hypocrite. The Prophet said: leave him for Hell. Gais abated his Islam and was killed for that."
The most noble person is the most pious. There is no consideration in Islam for any other factors. The enemies of Islam could cause differences between the Muslims to weaken them and to implant hatred and war among them. Muslims are now waking up and trying hard to return to their true Islamic brotherhood and sincerity, because Muslims in all the world are one body; if a limb is affected, the whole body complains and suffers fever and sleeplessness. Islam is the best ancestry, so nothing else should be asserted.


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