Our deficiency in Tawheed:

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

We are Muslims before anything else. We are Muslim before we are Black. We are Muslim before we are White, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, etc.

Who are we to look down on another due to the land which they originate? Who are we to feel disgusted by a group of people who are different?

Are we ignorant to the fact that Allaah is رب العالمين? Are we ignorant to the fact Allaah created us and we have no choice in the affairs of our creation?

Is our Tawheed and intellect that deficient?

Or do we believe there is a catalogue which people can decide where they would want to be born or look like upon entering the dunya?

Allaah says:
[ هُوَ الَّذِي يُصَوِّرُ‌كُمْ فِي الْأَرْ‌حَامِ كَيْفَ يَشَاءُ]
“It is He who forms you all in the wombs however He wills” (3:6)

I advise myself first and then you to fear Allaah. Fear Allaah as He should be feared and fear a Day where justice will be given to every soul.

He also says:
[ أَلَيْسَ اللَّهُ بِأَحْكَمِ الْحَاكِمِينَ]
“Is not Allah the Best of judges?” (95:8)

Shaykh Al-Albani (رحمه الله) said:

“That a white man makes fun of a black man due to his skin colour or vice versa, means to make fun of Allah who has created them.”

[Silsilah Huda wan Noor, 24]

A beautiful hadith also mentions:

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله تعالى عنه قال، قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم:
“حَسْبُ امْرِئٍ مِنَ الشَّرِّ أَنْ يَحْقِرَ أَخَاهُ الْمُسْلِمَ”

رواه ابي داود

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “It is sufficient evil for a man to look down on his Muslim brother.”

[Saheeh: Saheeh Abee Dawood, No. 4882]

A questioner asked Shaykh Abdulmuhsin al-‘Abbad (حفظه الله) the following:

Question: Does speaking about a people or a specific people of a land with what they dislike considered backbiting?

Answer: “This is backbiting no doubt because a person himself would not love anyone speaking about the people of his land or dispraise the people of his land because he is one of them”.

[Sharh Sunan Abi Dawood no. 557]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan

Abu Sulaymaan

Another benefit worth sharing,

It was narrated from Ubayy ibn Ka‘b that a man boasted in an arrogant manner of his tribal lineage, so he told him to bite his father’s penis, and he did not use a metaphor. The people looked askance at him, so he said to the people: I can see what you are thinking, and I can only say this: that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) instructed us: “If you hear someone boasting in an arrogant manner of his tribal lineage, then tell him to bite his father’s penis, and do not use a metaphor.”

Narrated by Ahmad (35/157); classed as hasan by the commentators on al-Musnad.

It was narrated from Ubayy (may Allah be pleased with him) that a man boasted of his tribal lineage, and Ubayy told him to bite his father’s penis, and they said: You were never given to obscene speech! He said: We were instructed to do that.

Narrated by Ahmad (35/142); classed as hasan by the commentators on al-Musnad and as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami‘.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

Hence some of the scholars said that this indicates that it is permissible to bluntly state the name of the private part if there is a need to do so or there is an interest to be served thereby, and this does not come under the heading of obscene speech that is forbidden, as in the hadith of Ubayy ibn Ka‘b, according to which the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said:

“If you hear someone boasting in an arrogant manner of his tribal lineage, then tell him to bite his father’s penis, and do not use a metaphor.” Narrated by Ahmad. And Ubayy ibn Ka‘b heard a man saying: O So and so, and he said: Bite your father’s penis. Something was said to him about that, and he said: This is what the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) instructed us to do (in the case of such a person).

Minhaaj as-Sunnah an-Nabawiyyah (8/408, 409)

SubhanAllah, look at how a Sahabi, a student of Rasulullah sallahu ‘alayhi wasalam rebuked this filthy disease!

How easy is it to move our tongue (in speech), but how easier is it to earn Allaah’s wrath with it?

I ask Allaah ta’ala to grant us understanding and to guide us to what pleases Him.

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