Sunday, 29 July 2012

Does Islam Promotes Racism?

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Black Peoples In Different Countries And Islam | Does Islam Promotes Racism?

Bismillah Hir Rehman Ir Raheem
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Please Note The Main Aim for this Article is to conclude whether Islam promotes Racism or not.

In Khutbatul Wada’ (also known as The Last Sermon of Muhammad), Muhammad (PBUH) said:

“O mankind, there is no superiority for an Arab man/woman over a non-Arab man/woman, or for a non-Arab man/woman over an Arab man/woman, or for white man/woman over a black man/woman, or for a black man/woman over a white man/woman. All of you are descended from Adam and Adam has been created from dust of the ground.”

Islam abolished racism before 1400 years ago , as we can conclude from the above Hadith (Saying) Of Prophet Muhammad (S.a.w) stated that A Black Man has no superiority over a White man nor a white man has superiority over Black Man.
Before, Getting into the depth of the topic Lets see the Situations, Causes, Massacre of Black People for attaining Rights in Different Countries

Black Peoples In America:


In the 1930's black people did not have alot of rights, they could not vote, they could not sit in the same parts of resturants as white people or the bus. They had separate drinking fountains, bathrooms, they couldn't even walk into the front door of a building. Black people were second class. An incident shocked America when a black lady, Rosa Parks was on a full bus and a white man wanted to get on, after being told to get off she refused to move an inch! This was all changed when Martin Luther King Jr. lead the civil rights movement in the 30's. He also said the famous I Have A Dream speech. This stopped most of the segregation in the south and black people were given more rights. Blacks actually gained the right to vote in 1870, long before the '30s. Also, Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929. There is no way he lead the civil rights movement at 1-10 years old! The Harlem Renaissance took place around the '30s, and the civil rights movement took place from about 1955-1968. The REAL answer lies somewhere in the middle. True, all MALE citizens of the US were granted the right to vote in the 1800s, but in reality, most Blacks were not allowed to vote given the 3/5ths amendment of the Constitution (blacks were not even counted as a whole person); and South's Jim Crow Laws as well as Grandfather codes--i.e., the idea that one could vote if their grandfathers had voted. Which of course was an impossibility for Blacks who were enslaved and indentured. Those who risked exercising their "right to vote" were lynched, hanged, burned, etc. All of this is well-documented, and not a matter of conjecture. Had it been true that Blacks actually did vote earlier, as the second answer maintains, then the Civil Rights era of the 60s would have lost one of its main tenets. Also note, abolitionists took up the cause for Civil Rights long before Martin Luther King Jr, came on the scene--also well documented. However, it wasn't until the Civil Rights Act that Blacks could actually exercise their full rights as citizens to use public services and seek full redress, or expect proper representation from their government. As an end note, the Harlem Renaissance was an artistic era. In the 1930's black people did not have alot of rights.

1857 MARCH 6,
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Dred Scott decision to deny citizenship and constitutional rights to all black people, legally establishing the race as "subordinate, inferior beings -- whether slave or freedmen."

Moreover Read The Massacre of Black People and Timeline for Civil Rights In America:

How Black Americans Gained Civil Rights
The Massacre of Black People In America

Black People In Canada:


February 1911: Anti-Black Campaign
By 1909, hundreds of Oklahoma Blacks had moved to the Canadian Prairies, where they met the same wariness and discrimination that had allowed slavery to exist in an earlier time. In February 1911, a few newspapers in Winnipeg even predicted that the Dominion government would move to exclude "Negro immigrants."

Read More : Black People In Canada | Timeline

Black People In Britain :

Black People In Britain | Rights And Wars

Now Lets See What Islam Has to Say in Racism:

The Quran states:

“O mankind, We have created you all from a single (pair of a) male and female and made you nations and tribes so that you get to know one another; verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God is the one who is most mindful of Him. God is All-Knowing, All-Aware.” Quran: 49:13

This passage shows us that everyone, regardless of skin color, ethnicity and creed are equal. We are all judged upon our faithfulness.
During the lifetime of Muhammad (PBUH), the Arabs practiced racism very much, under the name of tribalism that was very common. Islam however, came to eradicate this.

In Khutbatul Wada’ (also known as The Last Sermon of Muhammad), Muhammad (PBUH) said:

“O mankind, there is no superiority for an Arab man/woman over a non-Arab man/woman, or for a non-Arab man/woman over an Arab man/woman, or for white man/woman over a black man/woman, or for a black man/woman over a white man/woman. All of you are descended from Adam and Adam has been created from dust of the ground.”

Moreover Prophet Said:

Narrated by Hazrat Abu Hurairah:
"Allah does not look at your appearances or wealth but looks at your actions"


Sahih Bukhari 9:89:256
Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah's Apostle said, "You should listen to and obey, your ruler even if he was an Ethiopian (black) slave whose head looks like a raisin."

Sahih Bukhari 1:11:662
Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, "Listen and obey (your chief) even if an Ethiopian whose head is like a raisin were made your chief."

Sahih Bukhari 1:11:664
Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet said to Abu-Dhar, "Listen and obey (your chief) even if he is an Ethiopian with a head like a raisin."

When one looks at Muslim pilgrims in the Holy City of Makkah as an example, one can see the unity of people of all Faiths and backgrounds standing shoulder to shoulder, praying alongside each other despite the differences.

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