Lifting the Veil on Islam #8 – Living Racial Equality in Islam

February 2, 2017 7:00 – 8:30 PM
At the Islamic Community Center of Augusta
465 Old Evans Rd, Martinez, GA 30907
Contact: outreach@isaugusta.com

Islam’s Prophet, Mohammad, taught that people of one race were not superior to those of another race.  Rather, he said, people should be judged on the strength of their relative piety. This teaching was nearly 1,400 years before Dr. Martin Luther King said “I look to the day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

The eighth session of Lifting the Veil on Islam at 7:00 pm on Thursday February 2, 2017 will address racial equality in Islam.  The Qur’anic basis for inter-racial relationships will be cited; stories involving inter-racial relationships in the life of Our Prophet, Mohammad (pbuh) will be told; inter-racial events in Muslim communities over the centuries will be noted, especially in contrast to then-current world-wide trends.  Finally, observations will be made regarding Islamic race-relations in the US, yesterday and today.

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