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Jumada I 1421

Volume 16 No 8

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

Monthly Bulletin of the International Community of Submitters Published by Masjid Tucson


A Gross Sin and Psycho-Spiritual Illness

The word, race, literally denotes a species or sub classification of a species. Human beings are one single species - homo sapiens. Contrary to common belief, humans are not composed of different races. The false notion of ‘human races’ is a psuedo-scientific concept born of the misapplication of this term. In large measure, scientists and others who know the true meaning of the word race are to blame for either directly perpetuating the myth of human races, or not clarifying that humans are one species.

The notion of any group of people constituting a ‘pure race’ is ludicrous. It is a confirmed scientific fact that all human beings proceeded from

the same earthly mother and father. For some time, scientists have known about the parallel relationship between the development of human languages and the emergence of diverse ethnic groups throughout the world. This strong relationship between language and ethnicity gave rise to a field known as Ethno linguistics, derived from anthropological linguistics. These truths were revealed in the Quran 1400 years ago, long before such questions were considered important and long before man had the means to research such questions.

O people, observe your Lord; the One who created you from one being, and created from it its mate, then spread

from the two many men and women. You shall regard God, by whom you swear, and regard the parents. God is watching over you. (4:1)

Among His proofs are the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and your colors. In these, there are signs for the knowledgeable. (30:22)

Also, the people, the animals, and the livestock come in various colors. This is why the people who truly reverence God are those who are knowledgeable. God is Almighty, Forgiving. (35:28)

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