Friday, August 03, 2007

Message for Friday - All men are children of Adam (AS)

كلكم بنو آدم وآدم خلق من تراب

Prophet Muhammad (SAAS) said, "All of you are children of Adam, and Adam was created from dust."

الإنسان أخو الإنسان أحب أم كره

He (SAAS) also said, "Man is the brother of man whether he likes it or dislike it."

Supremacist mindsets among people are based upon the false notion that they are of a superior creation to the exclusion of others. The Islamic teaching of the intrinsic equality of man is very clear. All men are children of Adam, who was created from what many would deem a lowly substance, dust.

لا فضل لعربي على أعجمي

He (SAAS) said, "There is no superiority of an Arab over a non-Arab."

Such a statement was revolutionary in a time when tribalism and ethnocentricity was the order of the day among human beings. Islam respects the culture of all humans and teaches its adherents that these cultures should be respected because of their interconnected nature.

In this global economy and information age, all humans should realize their interconnectedness and interdependence. If this reality can be realized, then mutual respect should grow in a natural, fluid form.

And surely G'd knows best.

1 comment:

Talibah/DivineWomb said...

What is life w/o the WOMB-myn?

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