Channel: Faith IQ
Topics: Islam QA
Shaykh Abdullah Quick discusses racism and how we can deal with it, if we are ever on the receiving end of it.
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Racism is a phenomena which began in the beginning of time. When it believes the devil the shaitaan, refused to accept Adam alayhis salam, he refused because Adam was made from clay and he was made from fire. And so people need to understand right in the beginning, that it's the ideology. It's when a person feels superior to somebody else, based upon their color, based upon their language, that the size of the body, the geography, that ideology has to go, and especially as a Muslim, we need to understand that we are all creations of Allah azza wa jal, and things like fasting should show us that all of us are weak.
But the second manifestation is through the actual words. It's how you talk to people, how you act around people. And that can be done by taking out these bad words racial slurs, from our from our mouths, and from our minds, and from our relationship with other people humble ourselves to other nationalities. The third aspect of racism is institutionalized. And that is where people of color generally darker skinned people are not allowed to be imams are not allowed to be the greatest scholars, they're not considered to be the most beautiful people. It's a type of glass ceiling. In many masters and communities that ceiling has to break. Because the last prophet Muhammad SAW seldom
showed clearly in his thunder, all types of people who were rising right to the top. And so institutionalize whether it is in our communities masjids our nations, we need to look at racism as a disease and to deal with it in all different levels to Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh