Tag Archives: Color

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 ...

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 ...

United Colors of Islam

Allah said:  "'What prevented you (O Iblis,the Satan) that you did not prostrate when I commanded?'Iblis replied: 'I am better than he (Adam), You created me from fire and him You created from clay.'" (The Holy Quran, Surah Al A'raf 7:12) So begins the history of racism. Satan thought himself superior to Adam on account of his origins.Since that day, Satan has misled many of Adam's descendants into also believing themseleves superior to others, causing them to persecute and exploit their fellow man. Quite often, religion has been used to justify the racism. Judaism, for example, despite its Middle-Eastern origins is readily passed off as a Western Read more ...