The Shi’a and the Origin of Black People: Blatant Racism

“O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.” (Qur’an 49:13)

“And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your languages and your colors. Indeed in that are signs for those of knowledge.” (Qur’an 30:22)

There is nothing in the Qur’an that even remotely suggest that human diversity is in any way shape or form connected to some type of punishment, sin or curse.

However, Shi’a brothers have come along with some very bizarre assertions.

 

The source for this before they remove it is: https://www.al-islam.org/hayat-al-qulub-vol-1-allamah-muhammad-baqir-al-majlisi/account-nuh

There is for all to see in broad day light. This is related from their 10th Imam Ali Ibn Mohammed Al-Hadi (Al Naqi)

By authentic traditions, it is related from ‘Abd al-‘Azim that Imam ‘Ali al-Naqi said that Nuh lived for two thousand five hundred years. One day while he was sleeping on the Ark, a strong wind blew and uncovered him. Ham and Yafith saw this and started laughing. Sam scolded them and covered Nuh. Nuh woke up and saw the two of them laughing and inquired the reason for that. Sam narrated what had happened. Nuh raised his hands towards the heavens and said, “O God, change the seed of Ham and al-Yasa‘ so that they beget dark-skinned children.” Nuh told them: “God has made your children the slaves of the children of Sam because he did good to me. You both are disinherited and your disinheritance will manifest itself in your children and the signs of notoriety will remain distinguishable in the progeny of Sam until the time the world will last. Therefore, all dark-skinned people are children of Ham and all the Turks, Saqaleyeh, Gog and Magog are the descendants of Yafith.”

Apart from this, those who are reddish and fair, are the children of Sam.”

So you can imagine with the Shi’a making a fuss about the Hadith of the Ark and supposedly all the vile people were wiped out in a flood and only the pure and the righteous were taken on the Ark of Noah (a.s), that eventually some people began to inquire about the variations in phenotypes, colours and complexions of human beings.

Of course there are obvious theological questions that come from this. All of the Ahl Bayt of Noah (a.s) on the ark would have to be righteous and pure. This makes logical sense. I mean if Allah (swt) is going to go to the lengths of wiping out the whole of humanity for their evil and sins you certainly wouldn’t want any evil people hitching a ride on the Ark.

For example:

“And it sailed with them through waves like mountains, and NOAH CALLED TO HIS SON who was apart , “O MY SON, come aboard with us and be not with the disbelievers. But he said, “I will take refuge on a mountain to protect me from the water.” Noah said, “There is no protector today from the decree of Allah , except for whom He gives mercy.” And the waves came between them, and he was among the drowned.” (Qur’an 11:42-43)

So it is not going to make any sense to say that those who went on Ahl Bayt of Noah (a.s) on the ark are those who are not pure, those with treachery in their hearts.

However, are Shi’a brothers go and make a big mess of things concerning this Hadith of the Ark.

 

So naturally there might be curious people who would inquire about the variations of phenotypes, pigmentation, and colours of human beings.

So this ‘infallible‘ Imam Imam Ali Ibn Mohammed Al-Hadi (Al Naqi) went into the kitchen and started to cook up something for the curious. He added carrots, and cumin and ginger, and he added the black, and the brown, and he threw everything in there except for the “reddish, the fair skinned“. Of course because he was from among them.

So let’s look at this. Noah (a.s) apparently has a part of his body uncovered by the wind. Who is responsible for the wind blowing? Is it not Allah (swt)?

” Nuh raised his hands towards the heavens and said, “O God, change the seed of Ham and al-Yasa‘ so that they beget dark-skinned children.”

So what are dark skinned people suppose to think of their complexion? That it is the result of the majesty and glory of Allah (swt) or that it is the result of sin?

What makes this even more riveting is that when you take into account that Noah (a.s) is considered the third prophet after Adam (a.s). This means that the original humans were ‘the fair skinned‘.

 

This beautiful little girl is the creation of Allah (swt). She is beautiful. Black is beautiful and it is only the hearts that are corrupt.

“God has made your children the slaves of the children of Sam because he did good to me.”

You have to ask yourself what did the children do? Is this the concept of justice the Shi’a uphold? Is this what we can expect from Imam Mahdi?

We know where the Shi’a imams got this nonsense from.

They got it from:

“And Ham the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his brothers outside. But Shem and Japeth took a garment, and laid it on both their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father’s nakedness.” (Genesis 9:22-23).

The Shi’a imams give their own twist to this.

The problem, of course, is that the Shi’a tell us that Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn ‘Ali ibn Babawayh al-Qummi or Shaykh As Saduq quote this as evidence to explain why blacks are black.

Al-Majlisi authenticated it!

Some real gems among the Shi’a narrators.

Narration 1) Ali bin Ibrahim, from Haroon bin Muslim, from Mas’adah bin Ziyad, from Abu Abdullah from Amirul-Mu’mineen Ali who said:

“Beware of marrying the Negroes (Zunj) for they are an ugly creation.”

Source: [Al-Kafi, fil Furoo’: Book of Nikah, Chapter: Whom Are Disliked for Marriage, Narration 1. ]

OPEN CHALLENGE TO ANY 12ER SHI’A UNDER THE SUN.

Here is an open challenge to any 12er Shi’a reading this, 12er. Bring for us one piece of evidence of any of the hadith maters who critiqued this narration based upon the Matn alone.

Nevermind the chain of narrators. Why wouldn’t the text alone be enough to call into account its veracity?

Narration 2) Ali bin Ibrahim, from Ismael bin Muhammad al-Makki, from Ali bin al-Husain, from ‘Amr bin Othman, from al-Husain bin Khalid, from whom he mentioned from Abu Ar-Rabi’ al-Shami from Imam Abu Abdullah who said:

“Do not [even] buy anyone who is a Negro…never marry anyone of the Kurdish (people) for they are part of the Jinn (demons)…”

Source: (Al-Kafi, fil Furoo’: Book of Nikah, Chapter: Whom Are Disliked for Marriage, Narration 2)

Narration 3) (Narrated) Several of our fellows from Sahl bin Ziyad, from Musa bin Ja’far, from ‘Amr bin Sa’eed, from Muhammad bin Abdillah al-Hashimi, from Ahmad bin Yousuf, from Ali bin Dawood al-Haddaad said: Imam Abu Abdullah [as] said:

“Marry not from the Negroes (Zanj) nor the Khazar, for they have near relatives whom are unfaithful.”

Source: (Al-Kafi, fil Furoo’: Book of Nikah, Chapter: Whom Are Disliked for Marriage, Narration 3)

Conclusion:

“O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.” (Qur’an 49:13)

We are regarded in the sight of Allah (swt) based upon our righteousness and nothing else. If Allah (swt) bestows favours upon any of us more than others, it is simply a mercy and a blessing from Allah (swt). It is also a trial if we are not grateful.

Allah (swt) loves all of His creation. In fact when describing the process of creatin humanity Allah (swt) chose to tell us that it from altered ‘black mud‘.

We also know that it is the characteristic of the most vile of creation, Iblis, that insist that he would not regard a creation made from altered black mud.

He said, “Never would I prostrate to a human whom You created out of clay from an altered black mud.” (Qur’an 15:33)

May Allah (swt) increase us all in love for one another. May Allah (swt) cause us to appreciate the beauty in the diversity of His creation. May Allah (swt) guide us to what is beloved to Allah (swt).

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