ILIA Shares Concept of Race in Islam
On the last and third day of the Howard County Cultural Proficiency workshop, a program sponsored by the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) to develop cultural awareness and diversity understanding across the staff of the HCPSS and the local leadership of county agencies and local non-profits, ILIA’s President Ayman Nassar shared an ayah from Surah Al-Hujarrat and the divine definition of the concept of race.
Howard County retweeted the ayah on the Howard County Cultural Proficiency handler.
يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَـٰكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍۢ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَـٰكُمْ شُعُوبًۭا وَقَبَآئِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوٓا۟ ۚ إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ أَتْقَىٰكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌۭ ﴿١٣
O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other (not that ye may despise each other). Verily the most honored of you in the sight of God is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And God has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).