Hadith Against Racism: Allah Judges by the Heart and Deeds

📖Sahih Muslim 2564 c
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: Verily Allah does not look to your faces and your wealth but He looks to your heart and to your deeds.

  • This Hadith from Sahih Muslim highlights the fact that Allah (SWT) does not judge people based on their external appearances, such as their race or wealth, but rather on their inner qualities, including their sincerity, intentions, and actions. This Hadith is a reminder for us that it is not our physical attributes or material possessions that matter in the eyes of Allah, but our character, intentions, and deeds. The Prophet (PBUH) emphasized the importance of focusing on one’s heart and deeds rather than external factors, such as wealth or social status, in order to emphasize the value of inner qualities and character over outward appearances. This Hadith serves as a powerful reminder that racism and discrimination based on ethnicity, skin color, or social status are completely unacceptable in Islam. All people are equal in the eyes of Allah, and it is only through our actions and intentions that we can strive to achieve His favor and mercy. Therefore, as Muslims, it is our duty to work towards eliminating racism and discrimination in all forms and to treat all people with kindness, respect, and compassion, regardless of their external characteristics.