Wednesday, 28 December 2011

No Place For Racism

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When we look around and observe carefully we will notice discrimination in our society. Wheresoever it may be in offices, restaurants, or even local malls, we people discriminated each other, on the sole basis of skin colour, cast creed, religions, cultures. yes of course race.

We may define racism as the hatred of one person by another or the belief that another person is less than human because of skin colour, language, customs, place of birth or any factor that supposedly reveals the basic nature of that person.  This can then lead to abusive or aggressive behaviour towards members of another community on the basis of such a belief. That is how the slave trade began many years ago.

I don’t believe in borders, in barriers, in flags. I think that we all belong, independent of latitude and longitude, to the same family, the human family. ~Vittorio Arrigoni
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Say no to racism. Say yes to equality.
Racism is one of the severe diseases of human society. Racism has birthed many of society’s ills. Discrimination, separation, and segregation are products of a racist mentality. When one race acts out its superior beliefs in a society, there is no room for harmony or community.

Racists tend to feel threatened by anyone who is from a different race, religion, or culture. It comes from ignorance and fear brought on by stereotypes.
Racism affects badly, if anyone experiences racism of any kind, they can feel lonely and, getting depressed, sad. Like bullying, they may also try and avoid situations where racist behaviour could occur, and pretend to be ill, play truant from school, or be scared to leave their house.
We are not born racist and racism is not in our genes. It comes from our views and beliefs that develop as we grow up. We can be influenced by friends, family, newspapers, and society in general. Racism is abnormal and unacceptable, it is based on ignorance and fear. It’s serious stuff and one that we all want to avoid.

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Racism is treating someone differently or unfairly simply because 
they belong to a different ethnic community.
Just treat all people as people:
Islam is the most anti-racist and anti-prejudicial way of life. Islam calls for equality and brotherhood of mankind. No racism. no superiority, no tribalism but kindness and respect to the other. Allah (God) doesn't look at the colour of our skin; He looks at the level of our Imaan (Faith).
Allah says in Quran:
'O people! We created you from one man and one woman and made you branches and tribes that you may recognise one another. Undoubtedly, the most respected among you in the sight of Allah is he who is more pious, verily, Allah is knowing, Aware.  Surah Al-Hujurat : Ayat 13

No racism, we are the same.
Messenger eradicated the problem of racial or colour discrimination so successfully he said; "All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action."

13 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Asma, this is a great post on a subject that unfortunately is doing the headlines in every part of the world.
    I believe we are all one and when I come across disrespect or racism I always remember this verse of the Qu'ran you stated above "O people! We created you from one man and one woman and made you branches and tribes that you may recognise one another...."

    May your words reach many hearts and touch many lives so that we start a new world when everyone will understand we are all brothers and sisters, we all belong to the same creator.

    Be blessed Asma for always spreading love around.

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  2. very well written on a very important...

    PS: I few more religious references would have done good, no... jst asking

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  3. very good and inspiring article. people just should spend some times, reading this, digest the message and practice it in daily life. then, world will definitely be a better place to live :)

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  4. @MarieHarmony: Thanks a lot for such a kind appreciation, you are one of those serious readers of my blog and always there for me to encourage... :)
    Yes I t is very beautiful ayah that according to it we all are same...

    Insha Allah we will recognize and feel importance and love of each other.

    Stay Blessed...

    @quartertoinsane: Thank you... :)
    You may share your veiws here about others perspectives... :)

    @Inspector Saahab: Thanks... :)
    I agree with you... :)
    Here I share my bright ideas and try to spread positive messages by motivating my readers and also myself to adopt positive attitude in every matter and every point of life... :)
    Be Blessed

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  5. As-salaamu-alaykum Asma

    Thanks for this lovely post. This topic is such an important one, and the poems and sayings you've used to make your point is really good. Unfortunately racism is something that exists in all societies, this is very sad, and we should always try and combat this problem by remembering that we are all the same and in the end Allah will only judge us according to our actions.

    Stay well and May Allah Almighty reward your efforts.

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  6. i dont know others' perspectives, thats y i asked u... bt i meant more quranic references...

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  7. @Zarina Hassem: Thanks for appreciation, your kinds words are really precious for me... :)
    Yeah racism is wide spread disease and we have to cure our self...
    Ameen...
    Stay Blessed

    @quartertoinsane: I think I made my point clear in limited words so... :)
    You readers share your views to increase my knowledge... :)

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  8. @normal.is.overrated.: It should be... :)

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  9. Never understood why racism exists. I mean, the more diversity the better, right? - very well written post, manshallah. Spread the word, girl! (I'll help you:D)

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  10. @Sonnet of a Spirit: Welcome here and thanks for dropping by... :)
    Oh sure; I really need your help, kindly be with me and share my stuff and give me your kind words of advice... :)
    Stay Blessed

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  11. nicely made a point.

    there are reasons for racism like poverty,politics and people in power promote it.

    following Islam is a solution,but no one follows it.All talk,no walk :)

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  12. @Daanish: Thank you... :)
    At least we can change our attitude ... :)

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