Classed Society | Sh. Yasir Qadhi


Our prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came He began preaching a message that to the best of my limited knowledge Was unheard of in all of human history. I do not know of a single person before our prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam who came with such a explicit message of Univeral Human Equality All human beings are equal in the eyes of Allah. It doesn’t matter who your father or mother was It doesn’t matter your skin color. It doesn’t matter your social status in the eyes of Allah. All of you are Equal except with what you yourselves do with your lives, which is taqwa, which is content which is character Which is Akhlaaq then you can compete with one another We all know what the Prophet SAW said at the end of his life in Hajjat al-Wada’ Taqwa, he gave five paragraphs. One of them was about economic equality One of them was about treatment of women one of them was about the universal equality of all human beings and He explicitly said that famous line all Of you are from Adam and Adam came from dust There is no superiority of an Arab over a non-arab of a white over a black Except with taqwa. We all know that. How many of us know that 23 years before he said that from the very beginnings of Islam There was the message of human equality This is ingrained in the Quran it was in the very basic preachings of early makkah and that is why of the first Converts were those who had never heard this message Bilal ibn Rabah, Ammar ibn Yasir and his father Yasir and his mother Sumayyah Abdullah IBN masud, who was a non-qurayshi , from a lowly tribe of yemen, Khobayb and Suhayb ar-Rumi and Khabbab Ibn Al-Aratt A lot and all of the sahaba who were not from the Quraysh they were from the earliest Converts and the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was publicly preaching that the slaves and the slave owners are equal in the eyes of Allah except with taqwa guess what happened this message proved to be more problematic for a segment of the Quraysh than the message of tawheed versus idolatry Let me repeat that The message of Human Equality Proved to be more problematic for some of the arabs because they were ingrained It was something that was from generation to generation Society is based on this hierarchy of social strata of the structure of class Which class are you born into you will stay there by and large till you die your skin color your blood your tribe your Lineage your wealth it dictates how you’re gonna be treated. This is the default in the majority of mankind Medieval Europe was the same. Christendom was the same up until the advent of modernity. This was the way the world worked. Classed Society, you’re born into a class and you’re treated according to that class and our Prophet(S.A.W) said, “No,Everybody is equal”

18 thoughts on “Classed Society | Sh. Yasir Qadhi

  1. ma shaa Allah a good reminder for all of us..We are all equal in the eyes of Allah no matter what status we belong, our skin color ..Taqwa will differ us in the eyes of Allah ❤

  2. I know is shouldn’t joke about this but……did the guy on 3:40 just got thanos snapped?

  3. Masha'Allah, may ALLAH S.W.T bless uh and bless all of us and grant us all Jannat-ul-Firdoos.
    AAMEEN…

  4. "the message of equality created more problems than the message of tawheed."

    look at the arrogance and pride within the arabs -_-

  5. السلا م عليكم ورحمة الله وبركا ته
    excuse me, i want to download your videos, can i?
    before that, i have downloaded ur video 🙏 if i cant, i will erase it
    جزاكم الله خيرأ

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