Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A random thought - One Ummah

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

Today certain events happened that actually made me look at the country I live in and I realized just how much racism there actually is, even though people try to cover it up, it shows up.
Then my thoughts turned in a different direction, and I began thinking how lucky we are to be Muslims, and how good our religion actually is as there is no discrimination according to the colour of our skins, but only according to our deeds in this dunya.

Anyways, that actually led me to think that if there is no racial discrimination in our hearts, and if we choose spouse who may be of a different race (but still Muslim!), and this would continue throughout our future generations, then we would probably ALL be the same colour!
The only thing that would determine how good or how bad we are would be only our deeds.

Thinking further on this topic reminds me of the fact that Hazrat Bilal (Radiallahu Anhu) or Bilal Ibn Rabah was the First Muazzin who was "Black" and yet his Azaan was the most beautiful Azaan ever. He had so much power and emotion in his voice that people were awed at his azaan calling. When he newly accepted Islam, his master was so furious he made him lie on hot pebbles and place a rock on his chest and pressed it until he would deny Islam. Yet Hazrat Bilal (RA) kept true to his word and kept repeating “Absolute Oneness.” He was amongst the loyal and will always be remembered for his bravery.


washi said...

Masha'Allah what a beautiful post. Yeah you're right there is still much racism in this country although I always felt that Cape Town was streaks ahead of the rest of SA as regards to accepting people for who they are and not their skin colour/ethnic backgrounds, etc. But hey I'm biased so that doesn't count.

Anyway Moon I've missed you sis,

With love
Washi xxx

Moon said...

Assalaamu alaikum,

Yes i belive that abt the Capetonians as well sis. We should try and meet up. I'd love to come down there, haven't seen it yet. Inshallah soon i hope to see CT.

I feel very bad about not bloging, but just am not gettin enough tym. Too much on my plate right now. Tryin to drop stuff to make time again inshallah.

Thanks 4the support! Lots hugs

washi said...

I can't wait to welcome you to CT!! We must meet up for sure insha'Allah