RACISM: THE WORLD CAN’T BREATHE 1 OF 2.
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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