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  • The Criterion of Superiority between People Is Piety Date: 16-6-2019

    Salam aleikum I was wondering if in islam its allowed that u Think that yr country and People and yr food and culture is better than other People. And the reason for this is bcz the person thinking like this told me there is a hadith where a woman comes to Rasoul Allah and want divorce from her husband bcz he is not from same country or tribe and she.. More

  • Attraction towards a certain race Date: 22-8-2017

    Is attraction to a race forbidden or permissible in Islam? .. More

  • Precedence of Arabs and Quraysh vs. equality of all people Date: 15-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I heard a shaykh say that having the lineage of Quraysh give's one excellence over another, which I found conflicting with what I was always familiar with in Islam; that all humans are from Adam, may Allaah exalt his mention, and that Adam is from dust. Then I saw the same principles of equalityon your website, but afterwards I saw.. More

  • There is absolutely no racism in Islam Date: 1-12-2014

    .How did prophet muhamed viewed black muslims ? black people in general ? .What is your opinions on the following : 1. Mohammed referred to Blacks as "raisin heads". (Sahih al-Bukhari vol. 1, no. 662 and vol. 9, no. 256). 2. In another Hadith, Mohammed is quoted as saying that Blacks are, "pug-nosed slaves". (Sahih Moslem vol. 9, p. 46-47). 3. I heard.. More

  • Hating an entire race who are non-Muslims Date: 25-4-2014

    Asalamu Alaykum, My question is about disliking whole races of people. I used to work for an organisation where many workers from a specific country and they were rude, arrogant and racist to people not of their background. I have since found it hard to like anyone from that background because of my experiences with a few of them. Is it permissible.. More

  • Racism must be denounced even if it comes from parents Date: 28-7-2013

    my family (my parents and my brother) are racist and always think little about my husband who is from another culture (eventhough he is a Muslim also). They didn't stop me when I married him, they agreed with the marriage and everything. But ever since after the marriage, they show so much racism and they put him down. My husband is a great husband.. More

  • They experienced racial abuse in the mosque Date: 6-6-2012

    Assalamu alaikum, May Allah continue to bless and increase you in knowledge for your good works. I am a black African living in a Muslim country in south-east Asia with my husband on professional contract. I love Ramadhan and i never missed Taraweeh prayers until i came here. The issue is that, whenever i go to the mosque during Ramadhan i feel.. More

  • The caste system Date: 27-12-2004

    I would firstly like to thank you for the great website that you provide to Muslims around the world. May Allah reward you for this good achievement (Ameen). My question is what does it mean when Allah says I have separated you in tribes and nations so that you can recognize one another? Is this talking about the caste system (where caste.. More

  • How to get rid of racism Date: 13-9-2003

    If one finds that there is racism in oneself. How can one rid oneself of this bad trait? This is becoming a problem as people are becoming aware of it and a solution is needed. .. More

  • Muslims living by ethnic groupings; exclusively Date: 30-6-2003

    Is it possible for Muslims to group according to their ethnic group and serve Islam and Muslims? What is the limit of the rights ethnicity? If one ethnic group is the majority and Muslim, but is cannot given the right status in the country and is oppressed by the minority, under these condition is it forbidden if they organize according to their ethnic.. More

  • Problems facing Muslims in South Africa Date: 26-10-2002

    I am a Muslim from South Africa and my 'Eemaan at times seems to drop due to racism experienced at the hands of fellow Muslim brothers, namely the Asians. My question is what do I do in a situation like this because most black brothers are turning to other groups because of the prejudice we get from our fellow Muslim brothers. I will not go against.. More

  • No racism in Islam Date: 4-9-2002

    I am a young Muslim living here in a Gulf country for the past ten years. Unfortunately I am very disappointed by the behavior of common people here. Islam is a religion with no difference between black and white, Arab or Ajm, but we see in daily life that foreigners' basic Islamic human rights are neglected. Is this the teaching of Islam? Where is.. More

  • Unity among Muslims Date: 27-5-2001

    All the time we hear that all Muslims should get united. But at the same time, we hear these words, "Arab Muslims", "Arabs and Muslims", 'Arabs' and 'Muslim world'. How can we tell our children and other people that Islam does not prefer one race over as other, since we see these phrases all the time? It is very hard for me to digest it. Is the word.. More

  • Arrogance of Arabs to non-Arabs Date: 4-6-2000

    I have seen so many Arabs who really are proud on their blood and treat non-Arabs cheap. Sometimes they can be arrogant. When you question them they say "I am Arab you are non-Arab". It really ticks me off. When I asked the Imam who is non-Arab, he said you should not say anything wrong to them because Prophet Muhammad was one of them and we respect.. More

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