This is what changed the heart of a racist Malcolm X when he performed Hajj in Makkah, brought Muhammad Ali to Islam, still attracts the untouchables of India towards Islam. This  convinced  historian Professor A.J. Toynbee in 1948 to say : “The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue.”

“Thereof (the earth) We created you, and into it We shall return you, and from it We shall bring you out once again” [Q20:55].

Abu Moosa al-Ash’ari : “I heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) : ‘Allah created Adam from a handful that He gathered from the entire earth, so the sons of Adam come like the earth. Some of them are red, some are white, some are black and some are in between. Some of them are easy, some of them are difficult, some are evil and some are good.”(al-Tirmidhi).

Nationalism & Xenophobia are completely alien and forbidden ideologies in Islam because the Prophet Mohammad (saw) said: “ ….. Leave it, It is Rotten ” (Bukhari).

It is narrated by Abu Daud that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said, “He is not one us who calls for `Asabiyah, (nationalism/tribalism/xenophobia, racism) or who fights for `Asabiyah or who dies for `Asabiyah.”

” …People should give up their pride in nations because this is a coal from the coals of hell-fire. If they do not give this up Allah (swt) will consider them lower than a lowly worm which pushes itself through khur (feaces).” [Tirmidhi]. Nationalism, xenophobia, racism, tribalism always have arrogant undertone. Abdullah ibn Mas’ud : Prophet (saw) said: “No one who has an atom’s-weight of arrogance in his heart will enter Paradise.” A man said, “O Messenger of Allaah, what if a man likes his clothes and his shoes to look good?” He said, “Allah is Beautiful and loves beauty. ARROGANCE MEANS REJECTING THE TRUTH AND LOOKING DOWN ON PEOPLE.” (Muslim).

Jabir ibn `Abd Allah al Ansari, narrated : “We were on a raid when one of the Muhajirun kicked one of the Ansar. The Ansar said, `O Ansar! Help me! (Calling his tribe) and the Muhajir said, `O Muhajirun! Help me! (Calling his tribe). The Messenger of Allah (saw) heard them and said, “Why are you stirring up something which belongs to Jahilliyah?”


The Messenger of Allah (saw) also said, “The believers, in their love, mutual kindness, and close ties, are like one body; when any part complains, the whole body responds to it with wakefulness and fever.” [Muslim]. “Every Muslim is a brother to a Muslim, neither wronging him nor allowing him to be wronged. And if anyone helps his brother in need, Allah will help him in his own need; and if anyone removes a calamity from [another] Muslim, Allah will remove from him some of the calamities of the Day of Resurrection; and if anyone shields [another] Muslim from disgrace, Allah will shield him from the disgrace on the Day of Resurrection.” [Al-Bukhari ].

Meaning that the Muslims, whether they are of Chinese, African, European or Asian origin, are one Ummah and they cannot be separated from each other. No nationalistic, xenophobic nor tribalistic ties should ever break their unity. “And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allâh (i.e. this Qur’ân), and be not divided among yourselves,” Q3:103. “If anyone proudly asserts his descent in the manner of the pre-Islamic people, tell him to bite his father’s penis, and do not use a euphemism”. (Sahih)

Let’s ask ourselves if the Muslim Ummah today, in its individual & collective behaviour is striving to adopt and promote these Islamic ideals?. Amazing to see some ignorant people who claim to be Muslims & Non-racial while performing Hajj & while doing worldly businesses with other Muslims; suddenly become racists when their children opt to marry upright Muslims from other tribes & races. Real Muslims & real human beings are colour, nationality, ethnicity & race blind. The feeling of superiority or inferiority over race, tribe, wealth, height, stature or colour is a sign of ingratitude & refusal of the decree of Allah because we have no control over the colour of our skin, race or tribe we are born into, it is the decree of the creator.



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Racism has been called the social cancer of our time. It gnaws away slowly and insidiously until it invades the whole organism of society and erupts in violence and death. Racism is an innate belief in superiority in oneself over another or the practice of treating a person or group of people differently on the basis of their race, colour, ethnicity etc. This mainly occurs in groups who have difference in colour, also arises with difference in traditions. It existed from time immemorial. A Racist is one who is lesser than a non-living thing in status because he/she deliberately suppresses his/her intellectual & emotional intelligence or maturity & sees life only through the telescopes of skin, eye, hair colour/ texture, tribe, lineage, man-made geographical borders. Darwinism is the foundation of its modern form. However, neither anthropology, nor biology nor for that matter any science offers the slightest justification for racist dogmas, which are based on discredited scientific notions or emotional irrationalism. The full facts still need to be placed before every person so that the social cancer of racism may one day be eradicated. Pristine Islam is the only effective therapy to this sickness.

From generations of thousands of racists/killers from time immemorial around the world, up to the latest of them; Derek Chauvin and his co-killers of George Floyd; a fellow human being simply because of his skin or race we say to them “…. Whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely, and whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely….”Quran 5 :32.

“Nor take life — which Allah has made sacred — except for just cause. And if anyone is slain wrongfully, we have given his heir authority (to demand retaliation or to forgive): but let him not exceed bounds in the matter of taking life, for he is helped (by the Law).” [Quran 17:33]. “And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to abide therein, and the Wrath and the Curse of Allah are upon him, and a great punishment is prepared for him”. [Q 4:93].

Racists are less than non-living things in status they therefore deserve a minimum sentence of an equivalent brutal style of death and a maximum sentence of eternity in hellfire on the day of judgement because for every human being they kill, they kill the entire mankind unless they sincerely repent. Tap links for further exposition on racism




The perfection of Allah’s divine creative attribute is partly expressed in the diversity of color, race, ethnicity etc. The beauty of the human race is also reflected in this diversity of color, race etc. If you still don’t understand, compare a single & a multi-coloured flower bouquet, Which is more beautiful?

O people, Remember that your Lord is One. An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a black has no superiority over white, nor a white has any superiority over black, except by piety and good action (Taqwa). Indeed the best among you is the one with the best character (Taqwa). Listen to me. Did I convey this to you properly? People responded, Yes. O messenger of God, The Prophet then said, then each one of you who is there must convey this to everyone not present. (Excerpt Prophet’s Last Sermon)

For those who are still colour & race enslaved, Allah has given us  a few reminder signs  in Albinism, Vitiligo & Down syndrome . All ABINOS have a similar skin colour irrespective of the colour, race, ethnicity of the family from which they were born. If race & colour are indeed  factors to determine superiority , then which albino will be considered to be superior;  that  born from a black family,  that from a white family or that from  any other shades of black or white, races & nationalities.

Many, if not all people with DOWN SYNDROME have almond-shaped eyes, short stature etc. This common features give a general physical similarity to all down syndromes. It is not related to colour, race, nationality, religion or socio economic status but genetic make up common to all children of Adam. If colour & race are indeed signs  of superiority or inferiority. How superior or inferior are the people from all races & colours who have a condition called vitiligo:  in which the dark pigment (melanin) previously present is lost from areas of the skin, causing whitish patches, often with no clear cause.

Whatever scientific explanations we give through the knowledge Allah has bestowed on us  as the underlying cause; does not change the fact that it is Allah that is responsible for such chromosomal or genetic  differences that brought about the display of the divine creative  power as seen in Albinism, Down syndrome & Vitiligo. They further confirm the irrelevance of racial difference in the sight of God as expressed in the Quran.

“And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colours. Verily, in that are indeed signs for men of sound knowledge.” [Q 30:22].

“O Men, We created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may KNOW one another (NOT THAT YOU MAY DESPISE EACH OTHER).”Q.49:13

So, Allah the Almighty did not create dark or light skin as a tool of discrimination but as a sign to realise His creative might  & to appreciate the beauty in diversity of His creation.

Abu Dharr reproached Bilal about his mother, saying, “O son of a black woman!” Bilal went to the Messenger of Allah, (saw), and he told him what he said. The Prophet became angry and then Abu Dharr came, although he was unaware of what Bilal told him. The Prophet turned away from him and Abu Dharr asked, “O Messenger of Allah, have you turned away because of something you have been told?” The Prophet said, “Have you reproached Bilal about his mother? By the one who revealed the Book to Muhammad, none is more virtuous over another except by righteous deeds. You have none but an insignificant amount.” Sahih This rebuke had a profound effect on Abu Dharr, who then put his head on the ground swearing that he would not raise it until Bilal had put his foot over it. Among the companions were Salman (Persian), Suhayb (Roman /Greek). The Prophet said: You should listen to and obey your ruler even if he was an Ethiopian slave whose head looked like a raisin (Bukhari). These incidents demonstrate that tribal ties have no place in Islam. Muslims are commanded to stick together and not to disassociate themselves from each other just because they come from different tribes or races.

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