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Are Arabs superior race?

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

I m not able to understand a little bit of your explanation so i would like if you explain me again.

As a Muslim i always accept words of HOLY QURAN and all Hadith and but i am not able to get what you said in your previous answers, so can you help me?.
And since you have suggested one can ask question for cause of knowledge so i would like to put these question .

Did arabs (any tribe ) are superior to other human races as most of Prohets belong to same community ?
As mine friend told me that we should not say any thing bad about arabs.
As one AIYAT has already being for QURAISH.

A Muslim

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Are Arabs superior race?

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Q-1: Did arabs (any tribe ) are superior to other human races as most of Prohets belong to same community?
Firstly, it is not true that all the Prophets of Allah Subhanah belonged to the Arab tribe or Arab community. Allah Subhanah has sent in excess of 124,000 Prophets all over the world to declare His Message to mankind. Of these, only 26 Prophets of Allah Subhanah are mentioned by name in the Glorious Quran; and of these 26 Prophets only four belong to the Arab tribe; namely:

Prophet Ismail (a.s.)

Prophet Shuaib (a.s.)

Prophet Saleb (a.s.)

Prophet Mohamed ar Rasool Allah (saws).


Sahih Muslim Hadith 4528 Narrated by Umm al-Husayn al-Ahmasiyyah

It has been narrated on the authority of Yahya ibn Husayn who learnt the tradition from his grandmother. She said that she heard the Prophet (saws) delivering his sermon on the occasion of the last Pilgrimage. He was saying: ‘If a slave is appointed over you, and he conducts your affairs according to the Book of Allah, you should listen to him and obey (his orders).’


The religion of Islam does not hold any tribe, community, or race as superior to other human beings. Allah Subhanah has Himself declared the criteria of one’s superiority over another, and it has got nothing to do with one’s tribe, race, or community; but rather it is based on his beliefs, his deeds, and his ‘taqwa’ (God-consciousness)!


Allah says in the Holy Quran: Chapter 49 Surah Hujurat verse 13:O mankind, We created you from one man and one woman, and then divided you into nations and tribes so that you may recognize one another. Indeed, the most honorable among you in the sight of Allah is he who is the most pious (or God-conscious) of you. Surely Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.

Q-2: As mine friend told me that we should not say any thing bad about arabs.

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 49 Surah Hujurat verse 11: O ye who believe! Let not some men among you mock at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): Nor let some women mock other women: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames: Ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness (to be used of one) after he has believed: And those who do not desist are (indeed) doing wrong.


Allah Subhanah addresses the believers in the above Aayah and guides them never to mock other human beings, tribes, races, or communities! It does not behove a believer, who truly believes in Allah and the Last Day, to say bad things about any tribe or race, whether they are Arabs or non-Arabs.


In the Just Court of Allah Subhanah, a person will not be accountable for his tribe or his nation, but he will be questioned regarding the deeds that he did in his life.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,






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