Hi !/Salam alykum
Warning: I don’t intend to offend anyone here, if you somehow get offended by this then you probably need to reassess your priorities.
So this is something which I feel pretty strongly about. I’m Arab and i can see how much racism there is in Arab communities.
Racism amongst other people of colour really irritates and frustrates me, shouldn’t we all be in solidarity with one another, instead of dividing ourselves and creating friction?
Shouldn’t we recognise that it’s ironic that we go on about other people being discriminatory or racist against us, yet we do the same to others?
The amount of racism in our communities is disgusting, and racism amongst anyone is terrible, regardless of their religious beliefs, but the amount amongst Muslims is horible.
Before anyone gets offended, i’m Muslim.
We have parents refusing to let their kids marry interacially, simply due to racism. We can talk about it being due to cultural differences or whatever you want to say, but a lot of the time its due to racism.
Now just to clarify, there is nothing that supports racism in Islam. There’s racism amongst muslims. The only thing that matters in Islam when getting married is Piety and Taqwa( God consciousness). There’s nothing about race, or ethnicity, or culture.
Nationalism,tribalism,and racism are all forbidden in Islam.
So why do we all care so much? I’ts ignorant and contradicting what Islam tells us.
“O people! Your God is one and your forefather (Adam) is one. An Arab is not better than a non-Arab and a non-Arab is not better than an Arab, and a red (i.e. white tinged with red) person is not better than a black person and a black person is not better than a red person,except in piety”
It’s telling us that the only difference between us is by our level of piety. Not race or culture or ethnicity.
I think we could all learn from this.
I’d be really grateful if i got some feedback, thank you!