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There is no racism in Islam

Islam Opposes Racism " Fascism approves of racism. Fascists have always claimed that their own race or nation are superior to others, and have used this claim as an excuse to seize other nations' lands and goods. This racist claim ends in countless wars, killings, and 'ethnic cleansing.' Whereas, as we have seen, the Qur'an teaches that superiority does not lie in race, color or any other feature, but in closeness to God and living by faith and morals. The Qur'an states this truth: Mankind! We created you from a male and female, and made you into peoples and tribes so that you might come to know each other. The noblest among you in God's sight is that one of you who best performs his duty. God is All-Knowing, All-Aware. (The Qur'an , 49:13) In another holy verse, God describes racism as the "fanatical rage of the Time of Ignorance", and reveals to believers that He will protect them against this provocative ideology: Those who disbelieve fi