Oneness of Humanity in Islam
Islam teaches the oneness of humanity. “People, be mindful of your Lord, who created you out of a single soul, and out of it created its mate, and out of the two spread countless men and women.”
What about the differences among us? God says the differences among human beings are indeed among His ‘Signs’. He said in the Qur’an:
“And among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the diversity of your languages and your colors. These are signs for those who know.” (30:22)
Differences among humans in physical appearance and cultural traits are among the Signs of God. Differences in people add beauty to the World. Such differences or diversity should be a test of our true humility as believers.
During his last sermon delivered on the ninth day of Dhul al Hijjah 10 A.H. in the ‘Uranah valley of Mount Arafat, the Prophet ﷺ said:
“People, your Lord is One and your father is one. All mankind is from Adam and Adam is from dust. The noblest among you in the eyes of God is the most God-conscious. An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor does a non-Arab have any superiority over an Arab except with devoutness to God. A white has no superiority over a black, nor does a black have any superiority over white, except by piety and good deeds.”
If we are created by the same God, to share the same earth doesn’t make sense that we work together to live in peace. There is no future in hatred. Love is where we should be heading.