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Sunday, 27 July 2008

Allegation that Muhammad was racist

This post is regarding the allegation concerning ‘Raisin heads’ which is often made by people against Islam and used as evidence of racism. The hadith being referred to is the following:

Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 11:

Volume 1, Book 11, Number 662:

Narrated Anas:

The Prophet said, “Listen and obey (your chief) even if an Ethiopian whose head is like a raisin were made your chief.”

Here in this hadith he is focusing on the issue of obeying your chief/leader whoever he is. Infact he is advising all whites to obey the chief even he is black, thus trying to force home the point to some of the Arabs who may have been prejudicial that all men are equal regardless of colour. By pointing out the outward appearance or external features of an individual, one does not commit a crime. Especially at that time where the Arabs felt they were superior to the Ethiopians, what the prophet said was groundbreaking. If you had to describe someone of similar appearance with one word, what would you use? Are you going to criticize the prophet because he did not share your vocabulary?

By bringing up this issue the anti islamists have infact shown that the prophet was a man who saw no boundaries based upon race, but was someone who tried to bring equality amongst all colours

If he was a racist and wanted to call them raisin heads, he would’ve called them raisin heads without saying Ethiopian. He was referring to the shape of a raisin, as we all know there are golden, purple, red, BLACK raisins, so to assume the use of the word raisin is racist is entirely wrong.

Lets not forget what the prophet said in his last sermon:

"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 a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly."

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Saying that 'even if he is an Ethiopian whose head looks like a raisin' is racism. You can not get more racist than that. Muhammad here is preaching obedience to leadership, not forbidding racism.

Anonymous said...

That isn't in the least bit racist. He was addressing the racist attitudes of the Arabs. If he were racist then a) he wouldn't have said "a White has no superiority to a Black" and b) he wouldn't have demanded that an Ethiopian be obeyed as a leader. Why would a racist demand that leadership of "inferiors" be respected?

Anonymous said...

The whole quran talks really badly about being black

the prophet himself was referred to as white many times..even the virgins in heaven are refered in white - so pale that you can see their bone marrow

MaxxSteelTheGOD said...

Let them apologists tell it, Muhammad wasn't a pedophile either, even tho he was in his 50's having sex with a girl under 10 years of age..

Anonymous said...

MaxSteelTheGOD, I know you non-muslims, especially Christians are perverts and child-rapists par excellence, but you shouldn't assume that other people are like you.

As for pedophilia, I think you should be more respectful to your non-muslim ancestors, who according to your standards would be considered pedophiles. Remember, Marriages between adult men and "under age" young girls was actually quite common amongst non-muslims only a few centuries ago. That's because the laws regulating the age of marriage has changed over time, not that a brain dead non-muslim layabout like yourself would know anything about.

billydunn said...

I don't believe that mohammad was not a racist. After all mohammad married a 9 years old girl thus making him a pedophile according to today's laws. The fact that mohammad practiced kiddy fiddling makes him a very uncreditable source to me and is the reason why I denounced islam and the quran. God would not have give his word to a man who molested children, Therefore mohammad is a liar and a fraud.

Anonymous said...

So was Joseph when he was married to 12 year old Mary, and many of the other Church Fathers married 12 year olds. In fact, no one ever accused our beloved Prophet (SAW) of pedophilia until people like you did in the 20th century. So, Mr. Christian remain quiet before your own pack of lying cards crashes down. And if your religion was so great and God was on your side, why did he bestow upon the Muslims the greatest empire the world had ever seen up until that point, smashing the Christian Byzantine Empire and sweeping it away? And now you Christians are going down the drain again and being eradicated by atheists. Good riddance.

Anonymous said...

It seems that anyone who been brainwashed by a Religion is full of insane denial .
How in anybodies universe can you explain away 1400 years of slavery ,war , pillaging,
sexual barbarism , genocide ,land conquering , then come back and say " Our's is a
Region of Peace " How sick and ridiculous can you be ?

Anonymous said...

Its not about me/you/us its about ur "profit" vs Jesus. Jesus was sinless. Not a warrior nor piligamist nor took a child for a wife. "Turn the other cheek" "love your enemy" Christ who only gave his very life so we may live. Asks Only that we LOVE onto him and recieve Eternal life. Christ is Love

Anonymous said...

All humans are equal. Enjoy thier differances. Dont judge and be angry. Live and let live.
It is well documented Muhamad owned many slaves. And yes the term he used for a black slave was raisin. So jahadist will recieve 72 slaves after life on earth. Silly to believe that anyone should be a slave to anyone else. Get up and get ur own sandwich! Jesus served others he washed others feet.

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T. W. said...

We do not know Mary's age when she married.

Anonymous said...

A person who says that Muhammad pbuh was a racist should just die, it will make the world a better place.
As for thd Bible thumpers , Isaac married Rebekah when she was 3 in the Bible.

Anonymous said...

"A person who says that Muhammad pbuh was a racist should just die"

How very Islamic of you. Everyone who doesn't conform to my world-view should die. The religion of peace, thats for sure. And you wonder why no one wants you in their country? You don't belong in the developed word you vermin.

Anonymous said...

Provide Book and verse, or admit it's just another Islamic lie.