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There is a huge number of students who face isolation just because they look different than others. They are mistreated for something that they evidently have no control over.  It’s time we teach our children to accept people as they naturally look, but first, that is what we need to do ourselves! Such children (the ones subjected to racism) have as much right to study in a healthy environment as our own children have. The Qur’an beautifully , addresses the issue of racism as follows:

Allah Almighty says in Surat Al-Hujurat, Verse No.13:

“O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqun (pious– see V.2:2)]. Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.”

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Say No To Racism

It’s time to look back in time

Someone did suffer for no crime

 

Sitting at the back with hardly any friend

Wondering if peers had some time to spend

Appearance was what bothered the others

Ignorant were they of the book hiding in its covers

 

Such are times when humanity is slain

Difficult becomes what was made to be plain

 

Sooner or later it must be realized

Someone has to turn to look behind

 

Those questioning eyes with tears inside

Should no longer hold the pain they hide

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