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11. RACISM


The Prophet (pbuh) taught us that Allah has made all human beings and they are all equal before Allah. The only thing that can make one person better than another is their good act...
Topic - Racism

Topic - Racism; My Story - Superhero Penpal; Lesson - No to Racism; Active Minds - Equality charter; Story - Dedication; Puzzle - Crossword; Did You Know ; Questions ; Penpal Reflects ; Poem Lessons ; Quick Facts ; Footsteps - Follow the Sunnah ; Downloads ; The End ;

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My Story - Superhero Penpal

Assalamu-alaykum, Welcome back Amigos!

I was a hero this week, yep a real hero and I don't even have any super powers!

One of the girls in my class was getting picked on at play time. A group of kids were calling her names and made fun of her.

They joked about her because she was from Ireland and had a different accent. I told them to back off or else there would be trouble!

I was really scared but I had to speak up. So what if she is different.

Allah has made every one of us different in one way or another.

We should never pick on anyone but instead should make friends with everybody.

This is what being a good Muslim is all about. It might be hard sometimes but its worth it. Hero (PP)


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Lesson - No to Racism

The Prophet (pbuh) taught us that Allah has made all human beings and they are all equal before Allah. The only thing that can make one person better than another is their good actions and manners.

The Sahabah were from different backgrounds and countries. They were all equal and the Prophet (pbuh) treated them all with love and respect.

This is a lesson for us all. It does not matter where aperson is from or how rich they are or even how they look. If we are good, kind and just with everyone then Allah will be pleased with us and reward us for these kind actions.

Showing equality is the duty of all Muslims and that is the reason racism is banned in Islam in all its forms.


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Active Minds - Equality charter

Make this your personal charter as well

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Story - Dedication

Bilal was a slave in Makkah. When he heard about Islam, he immediately saw the beauty and wisdom of its teachings. He decided that he was going to follow Islam and become a Muslim.

This was a big step for him because his master would not approve of this. The Makkans were against anyone who became a Muslim. Islam taught that worshipping idols was wrong and the Makkans were idol worshippers.

When Bilal's master found out about him becoming a Muslim, he became mad with rage and anger. He punished Bilal very severely and ordered him to leave Islam.

However, Bilal could not leave the truth and instead remained a Muslim. This caused his master to torture him so bad that even the people around him were horrified by it. Bilal still persisted and remained a Muslim.

The Makkans would take turns at night to whip him and during the day, they would throw him on the burning-hot sand and put a heavy boulder on his chest. Bilal suffered so much but the only words which came from his tongue would be 'Ahad! Ahad!' - Allah is one! Allah is one!

Finally, the Muslims managed to free Bilal and the suffering eased for a while. Bilal became one of the most respected and best loved Muslims. He was given the honour of being the Muazin of the Prophet (pbuh) and would call all the Muslims to prayer.

Bilal wasn't an Arab but a black Abysinian slave. None of this mattered to the Muslims and even today, they continue to love and respect him. He is always spoken of in the highest terms.


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Puzzle - Crossword

General Islamic knowledge tested

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Did You Know

Muhammad (pbuh) was an Arab and the people the first message came to were also Arabs. However, if we look at the Muslim world, we find that there are more non-Arab Muslims than Arab Muslims.

This was because Islam is not for the Arabs alone but for all Mankind. Islam is the universal religion for all the people of the world.


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Questions

What does Islam teach about Equality?

What did Bilal's master do?

How did Penpal become a hero?

How do brave people behave?

Islam is for which people?


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Penpal Reflects

Assalamu-alaykum, it's hard growing up and life is often unfair. It's especially so if you are different or the colour of your skin is different. Its easy for people to say nasty things about others but the truly brave person is the one who shows equality to all. PP

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Poem Lessons

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Quick Facts

What I learned from this issue:

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Footsteps - Follow the Sunnah

The prophet never looked down or belittled anyone.

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The End

Topic - Racism; My Story - Superhero Penpal; Lesson - No to Racism; Active Minds - Equality charter; Story - Dedication; Puzzle - Crossword; Did You Know ; Questions ; Penpal Reflects ; Poem Lessons ; Quick Facts ; Footsteps - Follow the Sunnah ; Downloads ; The End ;

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