Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Racism is un-Islamic

What do we make of Malays who delight in practising racism and racial discrimination?

Do they forget that the Prophet himself (pbuh) married women from across the racial divide and treated them all equally?

Do they think that the Palestinians and Bosnians and Iraqis and Afgahans whose causes they so proudly champion are Malays?

Do they think that Bilal ibn Rabah was not an African slave?

Do they not know that when the Muslims conquered Egypt, Ubaydah ibn Thamit who was black, led the Muslims to meet Muqawqis, the Christian leader of Egypt.

And when Muqawqis said: "Get this black man away from me and bring someone else," the Muslims refused and said that Ubaydah was their leader and the best of them who they obeyed, forcing Muqawqis to talk to Ubaydah.

Do they not know that one of the greatest achievements of the Prophet (pbuh) was that he demolished tribalism?

And yet they claim to follow the Prophet(pbuh)?

Why do they fall prey to Shaitan's deceit?

What malady ails them?

Why do they insist on reverting to the days of jahilliyah?

Do they forget that the Holy Qur'an tells us:

"And Mankind is naught but a single nation" Surah Al-Baqarah verse 213 (2:213)


O Mankind We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other. Verily the most honored of you in the sight of God is (he who is) the most righteous of you and God has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). Surah Al-Hujraat (49:13)

Or do they imagine that they know better than Allah swt?

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