Black Muslims : Racism,A Gross Sin and Psycho-Spiritual Illness

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  1. noor100

    noor100 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The word, race, literally denotes a species or sub classification of a species. Human beings are one single species - homo sapiens. Contrary to common belief, humans are not composed of different races. The false notion of 'human races' is a psuedo-scientific concept born of the misapplication of this term. In large measure, scientists and others who know the true meaning of the word race are to blame for either directly perpetuating the myth of human races, or not clarifying that humans are one species.
    The notion of any group of people constituting a 'pure race' is ludicrous. It is a confirmed scientific fact that all human beings proceeded from the same earthly mother and father. For some time, scientists have known about the parallel relationship between the development of human languages and the emergence of diverse ethnic groups throughout the world. This strong relationship between language and ethnicity gave rise to a field known as Ethno linguistics, derived from anthropological linguistics. These truths were revealed in the Quran 1400 years ago, long before such questions were considered important and long before man had the means to research such questions.

    [Quran 4:1] O people, observe your Lord; the One who created you from one being, and created from it its mate, then spread from the two many men and women. You shall regard God, by whom you swear, and re-gard the parents. God is watching over you.
    [Quran 30:22] Among His proofs are the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and your colors. In these, there are signs for the knowledgeable.
    [Quran 35:28] Also, the people, the animals, and the livestock come in various colors. This is why the people who truly reverence God are those who are knowledgeable. God is Almighty, Forgiving.
    Ignorance is not the cause of racism. Arrogance is. Like the First Racist, all racists want to position themselves as "Superiors." Racism is usually spawned from: 1) distorting the significance of natural differences in characteristics such as skin complexion, physical features, culture, language, and place of geographic origin, or 2) accepting bogus false "differences" concocted by individuals and groups who distort facts to promote racist ideas.
    Some individuals are "reactive racists." Having been victims of racism, reactive racists embrace racist ideas as a defense to repudiate racist beliefs directed against them. They justify their racist beliefs by saying that they are only "balancing the scales," and claim to be "revealing true facts." (Some of their "facts" are really shared fantasies). Reactive racists may also turn against another group(s) they deem as inferior to them. In the dawn of the new millennium, there are societies and communities where the social and cultural stratification of individuals based on long-held racist ideas is even integrated into religious practices and beliefs.
    An intelligent person realizes that racism is more than a biased attitude or prejudice towards others. Racism should be duly classified as a mental disorder by mental health professional organizations, national and international. Racism is also a spiritual illness first manifested by humanity's ardent enemy, Satan.
    Racism is wholly incompatible with submission to God alone (Islam). A person who submits to God alone does not have a need to embrace racist ideas and beliefs to feel better about him or her self.

    http://www.en.inshaallah.com/racism-in-islam.html
     
  2. noor100

    noor100 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    People must realise that God created all humans from one couple. The entire human race is therefore one large extended family. God says:

    O mankind! Be careful of your duty to your Lord who created you from a single soul and from its mate; and from the two of them He spread abroad a multitude of men and women...(Qur'an 4:1).
    O mankind! We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that you may know each other. The noblest of you, in the sight of Allah, is the best in conduct (Qur'an 49:13).
    The noblest is the best in conduct. Such persons may belong to any race or country. What really matters is their conduct and behaviour.

    This is why the prophet Muhammad [saws] in a public address said that the Arabs are not superior to the non Arabs, and one color is not superior to another.

    Furthermore, we must understand that no race is superior to another. When we see a garden with many different flowers we appreciate the beauty of the entire arrangement. We have nothing against the color of any flower because each contributes something to the beauty of the garden.
     
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    candeesweet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This makes me think what is a sin.
    Symptoms into ni**as. Sic I know.
     
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