Is Islam Only for Arabs? Does Islam Prefer Arabs? – Ask A Muslim

Is Islam Only for Arabs? Does Islam Prefer Arabs?

Islam is for all of mankind. Islam does not discriminate or prefer one race over the other. Allah says in the Quran, “O humanity! Indeed, We created you from a male and a female, and made you into peoples and tribes so that you may ˹get to˺ know one another. Surely the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous among you. Allah is truly All-Knowing, All-Aware” (Quran 49:13). Additionally, in an authentic Hadith, it was narrated that the Prophet Muhammad PBUH said the following in his final sermon before he died: “O people, your Lord is one and your father Adam is one. There is no favor of an Arab over a foreigner, nor a foreigner over an Arab, and neither white skin over black skin, nor black skin over white skin, except by righteousness. Have I not delivered the message” (Musnad Aḥmad 22978)? This is why Islam is the most active religion against racism, as according to Malcolm X, that clearly prohibits it. Even the top five countries with the highest Muslim populations are Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Nigeria, none of which are Arab countries.

And Allah knows best.