Racism in Islam


Racism and our daughter!
Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,We (Muslims) pride ourselves on the noble and beloved teachings of our Nabi (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam) and rightly so. No other prophet was so blessed and so dear to Allah (SWT) let alone another ordinary man.

The revelations on our dear and beloved Nabi (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam) revolutionised the globe, purged the hearts of those who accepted him and turned them (Sahaba) into the greatest characters mankind has ever witnessed. We (Ahlus-Sunnah Wal-Jamaah) consider the noble Sahaba the best of mankind after the prophets and by Allah (SWT) the Sahaba of Nabi (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam) deserve our respect. Let me repeat, we don’t love the Sahaba because we are required to, rather we genuinely love, adore and admire Sayyidina Abu Bakr (RA), Sayyidina Umar (RA), Sayyidina Usman (RA), Sayyidina Ali (RA) and every single one of them who had the greatest fortunate of spending even a moment with the beloved of Allah (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam).

How we would love to sacrifice everything in our possession just to cast a gaze at the noble face of beloved of Allah (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam)? And Sayyidina Abu Bakr (RA) was his friend, confidant, companion and father-in-law! Close your eyes and just imagine the blessed Majlis of the Sahaba (RA) seated around the beloved of Allah (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam) in the Masjidun-Nabawi ready to sacrifice their lives for him.

Subhanullah!

My point so far is that not only the content of Islam was SUPERB but its (earliest) followers were also EXEMPLARY.

Today, all praise be to Allah (SWT) that we have the content (Shariah of Islam) intact and the same content which lifted the Sahaba (RA) to the pinnacle of humanity can also raise us should we chose to act upon it.
One of the golden teachings of our Nabi (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam) is about eradication of racism i.e. no white man is superior to a black man, no black man is superior to a white man, no Arab is superior to a Non-Arab and no Non-Arab is superior to an Arab!

We (Muslims) pride ourselves that Islam eradicated racism and placed Sayyidina Bilal (RA) an emancipated black African slave on equal footing with those of Arab lineage like Sayyidina Umar (RA) or white skinned European descendants like Sayyidina Suhaub Ar-Rumi (RA), we say to new Muslims that brother (or sister) you are now part of our family and Islam eradicated racism 1400 years ago, but do we act upon it?

Our community is rife with racism when it comes to giving our daughters in marriage. Many amongst Pakistanees won’t marry outside of their cast and ethnicity and many amongst the Gujratees won’t marry outside of their cast and ethnicity even those who are apparently practising upon the Sunnah. In fact, those who are practising quote the conditions within the Hanafi Fiqh about “Kufu (compatibility)” that since my daughter is Gujrati or Pakistani the boy although he is religious (and practising) isn’t a good match because they are not compatible.

The fact of the matter is that our Pakistani daughter growing up in London is more compatible with the African Revert Muslim then her cousin back home but we would have none of it and our Gujrati daughter growing up in Leicester is more compatible with the practicing Pakistani then her own cousin back in Surat whom she neither likes nor has any inclination to marry.

Our Nabi (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam) gave his cousin , the noble and prestigious Zainab Ibnt Jahsh (RA) to Zayd Ibn Haritha (RA) the emancipated slave to set an example for us and we must realise that our actions have consequences:

“If one whose religion and character pleases you proposes to you, you should marry him. If you do not do so, there will be tribulations in the land and great evil.” [Tirmidhi]

Look at our social problems with Sisters getting older and not finding suitable match and many among those who are married not being happy, could it be because we preferred a cousin or someone from our own ethnicity over a suitable practising brother? Could it be that the tribulations and the great evil about which Nabi (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam)warned us about is upon us?

May Allah (SWT) protect all of us and grant suitable matches for all our Muslim daughters (Ameen) and let us not wreck their lives due to our false pride. 

 
» posted by Muadh_Khan on 10th November 2012
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One comment on “Racism in Islam

  1. Assalaamu alaykum.

    This post we found on a website forum and I felt the need to share this with the rest of the world.

    What this respected brother wrote is the absolute truth.

    Nabi sallalaahu alahi wa sallam aviced top marry fertile women who are pious and not to marry fro the reason of race, wealth and beauty.. They will fade away quickly!!

    A black slave is not superior than a white slave but in piety….something like this was mentioned in a hadith.

    Believe it. Our wealth and comfort and social status are gone, my health is in the past, my youth, stringent and beauty are somewhere left behind on the streets of childbearing, child care and household tasks….

    Today we want to marry those who look like prostitutes with secular education, their artificial hair, teeth, body and appearance bereft of hayyah, intelligence and deen in their lives.

    Lately a friend just said that the family will move to another part of Pakistan as in the current place the family will not know whom to marry their daughters to!!

    Well if we look toward kufr, shirk and secularism and tribal status rather than the a pious spouse for our children, sisters, brothers who will care for them in justice, love and piety, than we can expect failure and pressure in our lives only.

    If we Muslims are living the lives of the Kuffar and adopt their stances and characteristics in every aspect of our sacred lives than we can not complain about the hardships we put ourselves into.

    We deny our children and other family members the shariah enforced right to marry when they are baaliq due to kufr upbringing,stupid tribalism, racism and wrong goals for the marriage …etc..

    We do not mind that they have haraam relationships with the opposite sex and when they want to legalize their haraam relationship with marriage , than we the parents cry out loud Nooo. After your studies or when you earn enough. No she /he is not Pathan or punjaabi, or Muhajir, too old ,too young ,too ugly,too fat, or, or, or…

    You will marry your cousin..basta!

    And most of those marriages are an utterly failure as on thing is not considered for the most part… Islam and its practice .

    When my husband and I are looking back since we took shahaada we often sit down laughing and shaking our heads.

    None of us two would have very imagined leaving the country of birth after becoming Muslim again and marrying into another race into a strange culture.

    Although our both cultures are similar we hated the opposite race down to the bone.

    Me being “white”, not bleached , and German and so a ex-nazi,would have never even given a thought about marrying a black american man being much older than myself and giving up all comforts and social status of live one can enjoy in the west to become a Muslim women, wife , mother to Allah’s azza wa jal commands!

    My slogan was Germany for the Germans (Deutschland den Deutschen) and foreigners out(Auslaender raus!) !

    I grew up to hate and disrespect the poor and needy and any person who was not German, white skinned and blue eyed!
    Special attention was given to the black man.

    i was told by my mum that the black man carries diseases, is evil, uneducated, dirty, a monster who only swings in the trees eating bananas and having sex,is snatching away children…

    one has to mention that my parents were raised catholic and my brothers and me were raised as hypocritical atheist celebrating very christian pagan holiday…

    So one can imagine that my family, special my mother, are not very happy with that fact that I reverted to Islam and married a black american man, staying at home spending my time worshiping, learning my Religion, doing my household with mys husband together, raising the 5 the kids we have now according to Islam and staying in the home always while trying to live a simple live….etc..

    Many people wanted to marry me after my conversion.. yeah I am white and from Europe so i must be rich too. But those who proposed or where almost my future husband were actually far away from the Deen but wealthy instead..

    Alhamdulillah it went the Direction Allah azza wa jal desired and i made dua for.. Having a loving, tolerant, religious and caring husband who respects me with all my faults and vice versa..

    Now my husband never would have imagined to marry a white women, and than one from Germany, as well as he and his family and race had to and still suffer under the domination and suppression of the “White Man”.
    We both have bow a playgroup of 5 very inst resting looking children being a mixed race, who will hopefully not be racists and pious, humble servants of Allah azza wa jal as they parents married each other for the sake of Allah azza wa jal and the beautiful religion of Islam which detest , despite so many differences in culture, race, history and AGE( being more than 15 years apart) trying to please Allah azza wa jal.

    Wa salaam

    May allah azza wa jalguide this fallen Ummat

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