“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 black, nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action.” – Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).
This hadith is one of the popular hadiths of Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) in America and worldwide. America has a grave problem called racism, until last century blacks were oppressed and white supremacy was dominant.
Blacks lived a suffocating life and today in 21st century their situations haven’t changed a lot. The murder of a black man named George Floyd has exposed that equality and non-racism was the hypocrisy and nothing has changed.
Do they have no solution? Doesn’t their lives matter? The answer is yes to both questions. Islam has a pure solution for it.
In fact, more and more blacks are reverting to Islam just because Islam offers them a race free society; a religion where everyone is equal.
A recent study conducted by pewresearch organisations states that one fifth of total American Muslims are black out of which half of them converted to Islam just because they are done with racism and false agendas.
Not only they converted to Islam but they fulfill all the religious obligations commanded to them while other communities lag behind in this virtue.
Many studies present those blacks as the member of nation of Islam which is absolutely false as more and more of black Muslims identify themselves as either Sunni or just Muslims.
If we say that Islam entered America through Black Muslims, we wouldn’t be wrong. It was black Muslim slaves who came and founded the base of Islam in America.
In the middle of 20th century or during later years of the same the urban black population started to leave Christianity and entered Islam and later they were followed by blacks all over USA.
The conversion rate among blacks are very much high compared to other people. They not only leave the burden of racism but also delete their old religion completely and update themselves with Islam.
Today, black people (not including those of Hispanic descent or mixed race) make up 20% of the country’s overall Muslim population. About half of black Muslims (49%) are converts to Islam, a relatively high level of conversion, says the data presented by the research.
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