Don’t Be Sad That You Are Black

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وَقَالَ لِرَجُلٍ أَسْوَد : لَا تَحْزَن مِنْ أَنَّك أَسْوَد , فَإِنَّهُ كَانَ مِنْ خَيْر النَّاس ثَلَاثَة مِنْ السُّودَان : بِلَال وَمِهْجَع مَوْلَى عُمَر وَلُقْمَان

He (Sa’id ibn al-Musayyib) advised a black man, “Don’t be sad that you are black, for indeed, three of the best people were from Sudan: Bilal, Mihja’ the freed slave of ‘Umar, and Luqman.”

وَقَالَ لِرَجُلٍ يَنْظُر إِلَيْهِ : إِنْ كُنْت تَرَانِي غَلِيظ الشَّفَتَيْنِ فَإِنَّهُ يَخْرُج مِنْ بَيْنهمَا كَلَام رَقِيق , وَإِنْ كُنْت تَرَانِي أَسْوَد فَقَلْبِي أَبْيَضُ

He (Luqman) told a man who was looking at him, “If you see me having thick lips, then indeed, gentle speech comes out from between them; and if you see me having black [skin], then indeed, my heart is white.”

(al-Jami’ li Ahkam al-Qur’an)

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2 Responses to Don’t Be Sad That You Are Black

  1. kahina says:

    why there are no Black prophets???? maybe this what makes and asserts the fallacy that a Black is the inferior race

  2. the middle road says:

    We don’t know for sure that there were no black Prophets, ‘alaihimus salaam…

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