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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Equality in Islam

ا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَى وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ

"O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things)." (49:13, translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali).

This verse is addressed to all the people, not only Muslims ("ya aiyuhan nas" - O mankind). It reminds that all of us come from the same origin. God made us into different tribes and nations so that we may know each other and live in peace with each other. Nobody is superior than the other except those who are most honoured, namely, he who is most righteous.


koolgeek said...

again, that means article 153 is against Islamic teachings then.

and that dood Ahmad Ismail, he jews?

mukhriz, khir toyol?

Raja said...

He who does not allow his miracles to be investigated is a crook,
he who does not have the courage to investigate a miracle is gullible,
and he who is prepared to believe without verification is a fool.
- Dr Abraham T. Kovoor -