Q: I have a question about Islam’s views on racism and discrimination. In my home country, everyone justifies racism and discrimination toward other religions with Islam. Most say that in Islam, we should prioritize other Muslims first and protect our own race. Is this true? If this is, it’s very concerning and wrong in so many ways that people would use Islam to justify their inner racism and discriminate against others.
A: Prophet Muhammad stated in his farewell sermon, “O people. Your Lord is one, and your father is one. (Adam) An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also, white has no superiority over black, nor does black have any superiority over white, except by piety and righteousness. All humans are from Adam, and Adam is from dust.” Thus, this view is not true, as we should treat everyone equally.
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