Character and Personality Building Course by Prophet Muhammad (s) – Topic 2.Racial and Caste Equality
Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him – (S)] in
his last sermon from the Mount of Arafat [Makkah]
declared: “An Arab is no better than a non-Arab
and a non-Arab is no better than an Arab; A red
raced man is no better than a black, except in piety.
Mankind are Adam’s children and Adam was
created from dust”
Islam prohibits all kinds of distinctions on account
of race, caste, color, birth or language. The society
established by Prophet Muhammad (S) was unique
in this respect. It had Salman from Persia [Iran],
Bilal from Ethiopia, Suhaib from Rome, all living
together with honor and respect. Prophet
Muhammad (S) married his cousin, Zainab of the
noblest tribe of Quraish to Zaid bin Harith who was
purchased by his wife Khadija as slave.
Caliph Omar used to call Bilal who was originally a
slave as Sayyedna Bilal [Bilal My Lord] and used to
accommodate him to sit by his side whenever he
visited him during his Caliphate.
And We did not send you (O
Muhammad) except as a Mercy to the
worlds(all the People in this world and
Holy Qur’an 21:107
Say (Muhammad): “If ye do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”Holy Quran 3:31
Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of Allah.Holy Quran 33:21
“It is He who has sent His messenger (Muhammad) with the guidance and the Religion of truth(Islam), to prevail over all religions, even though the idolaters may detest.”
(Holy Quran 9:33)
“This day I have perfected for you your religion, and completed my favor upon you and have chosen Islam as your way of life.” (Holy Qur’an 5:3)
Holy QuranSurah 68. The Pen, (the
mad or possessed.
standard of character.
men) hath strayed from His Path: and He knoweth best
those who receive (true) Guidance.