Tag Archives: Black

Inspiration: Islam and Racism

Episode-12 (final episode - Season 1) from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara. Islam does not pay attention to differences in colour, race or lineage. All people come from Adam, and Adam was created from dust. In Islam, differentiation between people is based on faith (eemaan) and piety (taqwaa), by doing that which Allah has enjoined and avoiding that which Allah has prohibited. Allah says in the Quran:  "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 honourable of you with Allaah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. he is one of Read more ...

Rediscovering Luqman The Wise

Source : http://azizaizmargari.wordpress.com/ | By : Margari Aziza Hill When I began my research on depictions of Blacks and Africans in pre-modern Arabic Literature, I came across a passage: It was related that a black man came to Said ibn Musaib Radiyallahu’ anhu (A wise man too) for asking him advice and Said told him to not worry for being black and he reminded him as follows:  “the best of men are three blacks whose names are: Bilal, Mahjaa and Luqman the wise.” [Khalid ait belarbi “Advice from Luqman the wise to his son” - http://www.tamilislam.com/ENGLISH/human_rights/advice_from_luqman.htm] According to the tafsir of The Quran Read more ...

Beyond Black Victim Status : Slaves Are Superior

Beyond Black Victim Status : Slaves Are Superior - by Umm Zakiyyah | Source : MuslimMatters “We were of the most disgraced of people, and Allah granted us honor with this Islam. Now, whenever we seek honor in other than that which Allah honored us with, Allah shall disgrace us (once again).”  — ‘Umar b. al-Khattab “Black people in America can never be Muslim,” he said to me as I stood next to his desk. I stared at my teacher with an expression that must have conveyed very little of what I felt right then. I didn’t know what to say. I studied his eyes, slightly enlarged by the thick glasses he wore. The deep olive of his Arab complexion Read more ...

Hajj : Islam has no Racism

Islam - The Cure for Racism When he was in Makkah, Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X) wrote a letter to his loyal assistants in Harlem... from his heart: America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. "Never have I witnessed such sincere hospitality and overwhelming spirit of true brotherhood as is practiced by people of all colors and races here in this ancient Holy Land, the home of Abraham, Muhammad and all the other Prophets of the Holy Scriptures. For the past week, I have been utterly speechless and spellbound by the graciousness I see displayed all around me by people Read more ...