Hadith on Racism: The Prophet reprimands his companion for insulting Bilal’s race

February 5, 2013

Abu Umamah reported: Abu Dharr reproached Bilal about his mother, saying, “O son of a black woman!” Bilal went to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and he told him what he said. The Prophet became angry and then Abu Dharr came, although he was unaware of what Bilal told him. The Prophet turned away from him and Abu Dharr asked, “O Messenger of Allah, have you turned away because of something you have been told?” The Prophet said, “Have you reproached Bilal about his mother? By the one who revealed the Book to Muhammad, none is better than another except by righteous deeds. You have none but an insignificant amount.”

Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 4760

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ قَالَ عَيَّرَ أَبُو ذَرٍّ بِلالا بِأُمِّهِ فَقَالَ يَا ابْنَ السَّوْدَاءِ وَإِنَّ بِلالا أَتَى رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَأَخْبَرَهُ فَغَضِبَ فَجَاءَ أَبُو ذَرٍّ وَلَمْ يَشْعُرْ فَأَعْرَضَ عَنْهُ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ مَا أَعْرَضَكَ عَنِّي إِلا شَيْءٌ بَلَغَكَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قَالَ أَنْتَ الَّذِي تُعَيِّرُ بِلالا بِأُمِّهِ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَالَّذِي أَنْزَلَ الْكِتَابَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ أَوْ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ أَنْ يَحْلِفَ مَا لأَحَدٍ عَلَيَّ فَضْلٌ إِلا بِعَمَلٍ إِنْ أَنْتُمْ إِلا كَطَفِّ الصَّاعِ

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