One race? How dull it would be

The following letter was published by Ottawa Sun on March. 31, 2021.

As an Ahmadi Muslim — Muslims who believe in the Messiah, I find comfort in the Holy Qur’an, which states: “O mankind, We have created you from a male and a female; and We have made you into tribes and sub-tribes that you may recognize one another. Verily, the most honourable among you, in the sight of Allah, is he who is the most righteous among you. Surely, Allah is All-knowing, All-Aware.”

There is no concept of racism in Islam. All men and women are created equally and there is no superiority of any race over another. What a beautiful teaching that is in perfect harmony with nature. I sometimes think what life would be like if there was just one race. How dull and uninteresting. The different races allow humans to learn from one another. I find Canada’s multicultural society so beautiful. I have been able to learn tremendously and respect different cultures and people.

Let us unite as mankind in love and be not divided in hate.

Nomaan Mubashir, Cambridge



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