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If races abolished how come quraish leaders by Prophet Mohamed

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I m not able to understand a little bit of your explanation so i would like if you explain me again. As a Muslim i always accept words of HOLY QURAN and all Hadith and but i am not able to get what you said in your previous answers, so can you help me?.

And since you have suggested one can ask question for cause of knowledge so i would like to put these question .

Second Your answer 1692 indicates that quresh has superiority? since when Prophet (SAW) has spread ISLAM all races distinction were gone so how can you say that these (Quraish) will not accept any other as head.


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If races abolished how come quraish leaders by Prophet Mohamed

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.705 Narrated by Ibn Umar

The Prophet said, "Authority of ruling (Khilaafah) will remain with Quraish, even if only two of them remained."


Indeed Islam guides towards the Brotherhood and Equality of the believers, without any differentiation of castes, races, color, etc. Islam teaches that the only ones who are more superior or honorable in the sight of Allah, are those who are more in piety and God-consciousness.


Allah says in the Holy Quran: Chapter 49 Surah Hujurat verse 13:O mankind, We created you from one man and one woman, and then divided you into nations and tribes so that you may recognize one another. Indeed, the most honorable among you in the sight of Allah is he who is the most pious of you. Surely Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.


The scholars in Islam are unanimous in their opinion that the connotation to the above quoted hadith was to do with the political state of Islam in those times, as the Arabs of the time would never accept anyone as their leader or ‘Ameer’ other than one from the family of the Quraish. That was because the tribe of Quraish were regarded as the most superior amongst the Arabs even before the advent of Islam, because they used to be the custodians of the Kaabah. Thus, the statement of the Messenger of Allah (saws) was just a statement describing the political landscape and political state of the Arabs of the time.


There are several other narrations where the Messenger of Allah (saws) has commanded and guided the believers to remain united and be obedient to their Ameer or chosen Khalifah, no matter who he was; even if he were an Abyssinian slave!


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4590 Narrated by Irbad ibn Sariyah

One day the Messenger of Allah (saws) led us in prayer, then faced us and gave us a lengthy exhortation at which the eyes shed tears and the hearts were afraid. A man said: ‘O Messenger of Allah! It seems as if it were a farewell exhortation, so what injunction do you give us?’ He (saws) then said: ‘I enjoin you to fear Allah, and to hear and obey even if it (your Ameer) be an Abyssinian slave, for those of you who live after me will see great disagreement. You must then follow my Sunnah and that of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs. Hold to it and stick fast to it. Avoid novelties, for every novelty is an innovation, and every innovation is an error.’


And the Prophet’s (saws) statement did prove true, when after his death it was the Quraish who held the leadership of the muslim for several hundred years! After the Khilaafah of the Four Rightly Guided Khalifaahs, it was the Bani Umayyads until 750 AD, then the Bani Abbas until 1258 AD, and the Fatimids, all of whom were from the Quraish. It was not until the Saljuq Turks established their leadership of the muslims around 1288 AD, that the Khilaafah went to someone other than from the tribe of Quraish!


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,





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