In fact, diversity and differences of races, languages, ethnicities and colors are deemed in the Qur’an as signs of the Greatness of Allah and blessings that should prompt people to know each other rather than hate or discriminate against one another. What matters in the sight of Allah, is your goodness and deeds, not your color or race….MORE onislam.
Islam is part of our common history — a resilient faith not just of the enslaved, but of Arab immigrants in the late 19th century, and in the 20th century of many African-Americans reclaiming and remaking it as their own. For generations, its adherents have straddled a nation that jolts from promises of religious freedom to events that give the lie to those promises. MORE: nytimes.