Arrogance And Racism
We are told in the last sermon of our prophet(saw) to: “Beware of Satan, for the safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things”.
Mankind’s softest spot where Satan can easily attack is our Ego (kibr). What the Quran and hadith say about it.
“One does not enter Jannah (paradise) who has in his heart a mustard seed’s weight of Kibr”.(ahadith)
Kibr (ego, pride) is rejecting the truth and belittling people.”
.Surely Allah does not like whoever is arrogant, boastful [Quran 4:36]
“And do not turn your nose up to people, nor walk pridefully upon the earth. Surely Allah does not like whoever is arrogant, boastful. [31:18]
Without a doubt, Allah knows what they conceal and what they reveal. He certainly does not like those who are too proud. [16:23]
…So Today you will be rewarded with the torment of disgrace for your arrogance throughout the land with no right, and for your rebelliousness “[46:20]
I will turn away from My signs those who act unjustly with arrogance in the land. And even if they were to see every sign, they still would not believe in them. If they see the Right Path, they will not take it. But if they see a crooked path, they will follow it. This is because they denied Our signs and were heedless of them. [Quran 7:146]
The following scene took place on a BA flight betweenJohannesburg and London. A white woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to a black man.
Obviously disturbed by this, she called the air Hostess. Madam, what is the matter, the hostess Asked
You obviously do not see it then? she responded. You placed me next to a black man. I do not agree to sit next to someone from such a repugnant group. Give me an alternative seat.
Be calm please, the hostess replied. Almost all the places on this flight are taken. I will go to see if another place is available. The Hostess went away and then came back a few minutes later.
Madam, just as I thought, there are no other available seats in the economy class. I spoke to the captain and he informed me that there is also no seat in the business class. All the same, we still have one place in the first class.
Before the woman could say anything, the hostess continued. It is not usual for our company to permit someone from the economy class to sit in the first-class, However, given the circumstances, the captain feels that it would be scandalous to make someone sit next to someone so disgusting.
She turned to the black guy and said. Therefore, Sir, if you would like to, please take your hand luggage because a seat awaits you in the first class. At the moment, the other passengers who were shocked by what they had just witnessed stood up and applauded.
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 a black, nor a black has any superiority over a white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is the brother of another Muslim and that Muslims constitute one brotherhood.
Ahadeeth on ASSABIYYAH (nationalism, tribalism, racism etc.)
“He is not of us if he calls to assabiyyah, and he is not one of us if he fights for the sake of assabiyyah, and not one of us if he dies on assabiyyah.”
Everyone shall taste death…this life is a period of trials and tests then we shall return to (Allah) to get what we deserve: Paradise or Hell.
He (Allah) has created death and life, that He may test which of you is the best in deeds. He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving. [Quraan 67:2]