One of the greatest messages of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was his message of racial equality and justice. In his final sermon he reminded us:
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“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.”
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No other faith emphasizes the importance racial equality and good character like Islam. Character and actions is what defines our worth, not the color of our skin, not the language we speak, nor the land we were born in. As Muslims, we must work tirelessly to purify our hearts, serve our communities, and gain nearness to God by our good actions.
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What are you doing to build bridges and
promote equality in your community?
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr shared in this vision. He dreamed of a nation where one day his own children would be judged, not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Both our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and Dr. King worked constantly to achieve a similar goal and it is our duty to carry on their good work and continue to strive to achieve the dream of equality everywhere.
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Is the Muslim community doing enough to
achieve this mission of racial equality?
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It is time for us to stand up and lead the charge. Join us ICNA Relief in our MLK Weekend of Service and help us show the DFW community that Muslims stand against racial injustice; that we serve our neighbors with compassion and humility, regardless of race, religion or creed.
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