Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Hello Nana Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam O Allah should be able mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Stephen King casilla mavado. My dear brothers and sisters,
the topic of my lecture and reminder for jumar today is racism in Islam.
I have deliberately chosen a provocative title so that you will get up and think
is there any racism in Islam? No, there isn't.
Is there any racism among Muslims, in our homes, in our societies in our countries, but I will let you reflect on that and answer it for yourself. I can talk at length about what I have seen among Muslim societies in various countries that I traveled to. But I want my purpose is not to limit but to talk about solutions. So let us begin by seeing what Islam says about racism.
The first racist statement ever made was made at the birth of the creation of the human race. When Allah subhanaw taala ordered all present to prostrate to other alayhis salam employees who was among those present refused. Allah subhanaw taala asked him why.
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Allah subhanaw taala said, What prevented you Oh, he believes that you did not frustrate when I commanded you. And he said, I am better than him.
I am better than him.
You created me from fire and you created him from clay.
I am better than him because of my race. That is the fundamental statement of injustice which Islam totally and unequivocally condemns. All human beings are equal in every respect, and are entitled to the same privileges and rights in Islam.
The result of this attitude of a police this racist attitude, I am better than him because of my race. earned him eternal damnation.
Allah ordered him Kala for habits minha, familia kulula, Karnataka Baraka, Raj in camino savarin Allah Allah, please get down from this place from the proximity to Allah. It is not for you to be arrogant here get out for you are of those humiliated and disgraced? What then does Islam say about diversity of race? Allah round that was it Yeah, you unnatural Dakota Baku lady Hanukkah comin up soon. wahida Allah Carmen has Oda wahba salmon humare Jalla Kathy
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Allah Ramadan is hitting these idols. And these are the first day all mankind be dutiful, have Taqwa of Europe. He created you from a single person Adam alehissalaam. And from him Adam alayhis salam, he created his wife how Allah is Allah. And from both of them he who created many men and women, so fear Allah subhanho wa Taala through whom you demand your mutual rights, and don't cut the relationship of kinship of the womb, surely Allah subhanaw taala is ever on watch over you.
And even more clearly specifying the basis of superiority of one over another. Allah subhanaw taala
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So that you may know one another, so that you may recognize one another, so that you may appreciate one another, so that you may value one another, so that you may love and respect one another. Verily, the most honorable of you with Allah subhanaw. taala is that person that believer who has
who is concerned about the pleasure of Allah subhanho data. Verily, Allah subhanho wa Taala is all knowing, all aware.
Islam prescribes and promotes not only
tolerance, but appreciation of each other's differences as being signs of the glory of Allah subhanho wa Taala as the creator, our difference doesn't make us superior to anyone. It just makes us different ages for us to marvel at the whole rotten power, our agenda that He created us as he wished he wrote into our genes, that though we come from the same parents, we are different from each other. I remind you that racism is not only black and white. the oppression of Rohingya in Myanmar is racism. The operation of the Uighur people in China is racism. the oppression of the Kurdish people in several countries that surround Kurdistan is racism. The operation of delegates in
India is racism. The way non Arab people are treated all over the Middle East is racism. The anti white and anti Indian rhetoric in many African countries, is racism. The hausa Fulani conflict in Nigeria is racism, I can add to this list, but I would I just want to underline the truth that racism is like COVID. Anyone can get it. And if left untreated, it kills. But its treatment is the opposite of COVID. We don't need distancing, we need to come close to each other, to fill our hearts with respect and appreciation of each other, to love each other, and to feel for each other. We need to stand up for each other and support and protect each other. That is the cure for racism. And that
starts in our homes, in our conversations, and our hearts. My brother and sisters, modern genetic research shows clearly that all of us all races 99.9% alike. But sadly shaitan influences us to focus on a tiny difference, and then leads us to do what he did, which landed him in the fire. It is for us to open our eyes to this and to recognize the trap of shaitaan. And stay away from it. To see how this works. Try this little experiment. Take a plain white sheet of paper and put a small.in the middle of that small black.or whatever color pen you have a small.in the middle of that, then show it to someone start with your family and ask them what do you see, I can bet you that they will say
there is a black.in the middle of the paper or whatever color the.is then ask them, why didn't you say I see the white or whatever the color of the paper. That is because we are trained and conditioned to focus on difference rather than on commonality. There is a wonderful video about a behavior and experiment that the famous
the activist anti racist activists, Jane Elliott carried out in her class with all white students and these students are about maybe seven or eight years old, focusing on the color of the eyes and telling them that students have one color. Students with one color of eyes were superior to those whose eyes were of a different color. So it was students with blue eyes are superior to students with brown eyes. The next day, she shifted the narrative and said that those who had been classified as superior on the previous day were are inferior, which means that the blue eyed students were are inferior to the brown eyed ones. And the brown eyed ones are superior to the blue eyed ones, which
is different the opposite of what it was the previous day. At the end of the experiment. She asked them how they felt. This experiment shows how powerful and fast is the effect of conditioning and how nobody is immune to it. Our defense against this is to be aware of our own conditioning and to fight it. We need anti racism. I'm going to give you the links to the videos. The textbook will come with this
Look, look up those videos on YouTube. I've already mentioned the second video about the little girl who ate the cakes in lecture two hours ago, so I won't repeat it here conditioning, my brothers and sisters is unconscious. It is insidious. It is powerful. And it is, it must be actively combat. It started with our homes, in our nurseries in our dining rooms in our laps, as we ordered our children in our bedtime story, and in the cartoons that we watch, and they watch, it is there everywhere, then we must find it in our schools, in our workplaces, and in society at large. It takes three generations for mindsets and attitudes to change. So the sooner we start, the better it will be.
today. As I look at what is happening in America, I'm greatly encouraged to see the response to the Black Lives Matter protests from state governors, congressmen and women, house reps, police chiefs, and most of all, from ordinary people, people like you and me, perhaps for the first time in the history of black oppression and the resistance to it.
White people have come out into the streets to say enough is enough. 400 years is long enough, we must end this and we will end it. I wish them all power. I quote from a conversation with a dear friend when I was talking about racism to him. He said, and I quote, a fairly important aspect is that racism and suppression of people is related very closely with the capitalistic model of the creation of wealth. This wealth creation is usually the type that enriches an individual, society or country at the cost of another rather than moving collectively towards enrichment. Until boundaries exist between neighborhoods between cities between Marla's Ward's district, states and nations. This
will create racism, I recognize that it is not possible to merge the world into one. But yes, a constant hammering into the sensitivities of the human mind in huge numbers across the world may help to soften stances. Another aspect and I continue the court is that we live in the information age. The advantage we have today is instant communication that can span large numbers with messages of solidarity and union. This could certainly be helpful. But instead it is being used to spread further hate through messages, which are usually far from the truth or manipulated to present the opposite. The world of fake messages, fake videos, and fake reporting. Sadly, this divide is being
fueled by leadership's across the spectrum, perhaps the world and the human race needs a complete reset, maybe even a drastic one, to eventually survive. And of course, I think that is what Corona is. It's a last chance to this generation, to change ourselves, and to pull ourselves back from the brink of the precipice, which otherwise we will go over. I can't do better than to end with a quote from the hotbar of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam at the time of Hajj, which he made from Mount arafa. He said, all mankind is from Adam and Hawa, and Adam has no superiority over a non Arab, nor does a non Arab have any superiority over an Arab. A white version has no superiority over.
A white person has no superiority over a black person. And a black person has no superiority over a white person, except by piety except by taqwa and good action our society learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim, and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim, which belongs to a fellow Muslim, unless it is given freely and willingly. Do not therefore do injustice to yourselves. Remember one day you will appear before Allah an answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone, or people no prophet or messenger, no, no your soul will come after me and no new face will be born. Reason well
therefore people and understand words which I
conveyed to you. I leave behind me two things, the Quran and Sunnah, which are the ideas of Rasulullah sallallahu and his way. And if you follow these, you will never go astray. All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others, and those to others again, and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly. And then he is allowed to sell them raised up his index finger, and he looked up at the sky, and he said, be my witness, Oh Allah, that I have conveyed your message to your people. I bear witness and you bear with us that indeed, he sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam did his job, and he did it perfectly to a level of
a Hassan and excellence. My brothers and sisters, I remind you of myself, it is for us to listen and to obey. Let us abolish racism from our lives, because racism is a cancer and racism is hatred, and racism is a fire. Every fire burns, every cancer kills, unless it is put out. Or Salalah holla Nabeel, Kareem Roddy. He was ibH made by Rama Tikka Amara Hamid al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.