Racism is a heinous crime against humanity that Islam has consistently condemned. Islam encourages all people to coexist in harmony with the unique message of mutual harmony and friendship, regardless of their differences. As a religion, Islam was the first to strike at the root of apartheid and establish a religion of peace, as evidenced by the pilgrims staying in the mosque for prayers and Makkah during the holy Hajj. It is here that the true beauty of Islam is revealed.
Racism is an unspoken conflict between whites and blacks. The mastery of this war has lasted for eons. The sound of war could be heard from time to time. At times, it appears that this racist war has surpassed the horrors of all previous wars in the world. The reason for this is that it is easily imaginable. This dirty game of racism has been going on for centuries for such a trivial reason. World War I has ended. World War II has also ended. Nobody knows when the apartheid war will end. Nobody knows if it will ever end. The world has evolved into the modern era. People have emerged from the primitive, barbaric life of the dark cave. Modern people have created society, civilization, city, and port. But have people truly evolved into civilized beings? Is racism on the decline? Is the violence, fighting, and bloodshed over?
In this racist war, the color of the human body is more visible, and as a result of this racism, the worst incidents such as black-and-white fights, violence, or loss of life occur regularly. Many people have died as a result of racism throughout history. There is no place for racism in Islam. Islam has laid a unique foundation for the peaceful coexistence of black and white where black and white, rich and poor citizens, soldiers and rulers, kings and subjects have equal status. The Qur’an and Hadith forbid racism and tribalism. The difference between people of different caste’s languages has been highlighted as one of the signs of Allah the Almighty. Allah says: ‘Indeed in that are signs for a people who know. ‘(Surah Rum: 22)
The religion of everlasting peace Islam has never supported the claim of superiority of any individual or nation by the arrogance of religion, caste, creed, dignity, and muscle power. Allah has said in the Holy Quran ‘O mankind! Surely We have created you from a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most honorable in the sight of Allah is the most pious. Surely Allah is Knowing, Aware. (Surah Hujurat: verse 13)
Allah Ta’ala further said, ‘O you who believe! Stand firm as witnesses for Allah with justice. Don’t let enmity towards any nation persuade you in any way that you will not do justice. Do justice that is nearer to piety, and fear Allah. Surely whatever you do, Allah is fully aware of that. ‘(Surat al-Ma’idah: 7)
Islam did not give any opportunity for racist behavior. Who is white, black; There is no time to distinguish between rich and poor and good and evil. It has been narrated in the hadith that the Prophet (pbuh) said, ‘The white man has no superiority over the black man. There is no superiority of any Arab over any non-Arab, nor non-Arab over an Arab. A white man is not superior to a black man, and a black man is not superior to a white man. The only difference is in the character and actions of the people. ‘
In that historic speech of the Farewell Hajj, the Prophet (pbuh) said what would be the standard of honor and dignity, ‘O people! That person among you has the highest honor and dignity in the sight of Allah; The one who is more pious pays more attention to the word of Allah in all matters. ‘
The Prophet (pbuh) made it even clearer in this regard, ‘No matter how beautiful a person looks, if there is no fear of Allah in him, there is no good deed; There is no practice of Quran-Sunnah, but that person can never be the best.’
Why does racism exist in today’s civilized society? What is the distinction between the age of ignorance and the age of barbarism? Why would people of a civilized age be so barbaric? Is there anyone who knows the answer? Countless people continue to perish as a result of racists’ arrogance. Can anyone tell us when we will be able to enter the truly civilized world? Everyone agrees that whether he was born white or black.
Racism is the practice of discriminating against people based on their skin color differences. In recent years, racism has spread beyond racial inequality and into racial groups, countries, classes, religions, and even all spheres of society.
Many anti-racism movements have occurred in many countries around the world. But has this racism come to an end? Why are people unable to accept this cover of birth differences? There is no solution or effective formula to eliminate racism inequality in any man-made provision or policy; Islam is the only solution and effective formula. In Islam, there is no caste discrimination. Islam in no way condones racism; the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has set a unique example of establishing an ideal state and society by eradicating racism. He was successful. If we do not follow the path he has shown us, it is our problem if we do not follow his advice.