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Published by Octagon Books in New York .
Written in English


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Reprint of 1971 ed. published by Harper& Row.

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Open LibraryOL19182418M

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  Race and Color in Islam by Bernard W Lewis, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. the few contemporary scholars to deal with issues of race and color in Islam: While the exponents of religion preached a doctrine of equality, albeit in somewhat ambiguous terms, the facts of life determined otherwise. Prevailing attitudes were shaped not by preachers and relaters of tradition but by the conquerors and slave.   Islam is known as a faith for all people and for all times. Muslims come from all continents and backgrounds, encompassing 1/5 of humanity.. In the heart of a Muslim, there is no room for arrogance and racism. Allah tells us that the diversity of life, and the various languages and colors of human beings, is a sign of Allah’s majesty, and a lesson for us to learn about humility, equality.   In fact, Islam is not a race. Islam has nothing at all to do with genetics, nor is it an innate characteristic. It is an ideology – a set of beliefs about individual behavior and the rules of society. People generally choose their beliefs; they do not choose their race.

What is perhaps even more surprising is that most of the poets the Princeton University Professor quotes in "Race and Colour in Islam" for having racial views are in fact black themselves. Thus, Jahiz of Basra (), Suhaym (d) and Nusayb (d), or Abu Dulama (d), are all of black s: 1. Bernard Lewis, Race and Color in Islam (Harper Torchbooks. Harper and Row, Publishers, New York, Evanston, San Francisco, London, ). Pp. xi+ $ - Volume 5 Issue 3 - John Joseph.   As she pointed pre Islam they were bound by customs that made sure everyone maintained their status by family and ethnicity. So it helps to bring to the conclusion of certain probability. What was the skin color do the Arab. I think the author has a certain bias when she says Arabs consider white as the color of slaves. One of James Baldwin's most important book of essays, The Fire Next Time explores themes of race, religion and identity. “The American Negro has the great advantage of having never believed the collection of myths to which white Americans cling: that their ancestors were all freedom-loving heroes, that they were born in the greatest country the world has ever seen, or that Americans are.