So I was watching Loving Story while on break from studying. The opening quote of the documentary:
“Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.”
Some of you are wondering why some people are so hateful and closed minded. Maybe they grew up with such mentality like the quote above. By believing that it’s not okay to be mixed.
To be honest, we live in a society where love only last for less than a minute and hate is spread like wildfire.
I know you’re probably wondering why I’m sharing the quote. It’s because my whole life I never heard of such thing. And this quote is the very things that separates us as humans.
I grew up with the believe that we are all created from Adam and Eve. From the teaching of the Quran, God created us differently (race, sex, and tribes) so that we may recognize each other. To mix, with each other and learn from each other. Meaning so we don’t use our differences against one another.
وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ وَحَمَلْنَاهُمْ فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ وَرَزَقْنَاهُم مِّنَ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَفَضَّلْنَاهُمْ عَلَىٰ كَثِيرٍ مِّمَّنْ خَلَقْنَا تَفْضِيلًا
We have certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea and provided for them of the good things and preferred them over much of what We have
created, with definite preference.
[Surah Al-Isra 17:70]
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ
لِتَعَارَفُوا إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ
O people, We have created you male and female and made you nations and tribes that you may know one another. Verily, the most noble of you to Allah is the most righteous of you. Verily, Allah is knowing and aware.
[Surah Al-Hujurat 49:13]
Islam is against tribalism, racism and any sort of discrimination against another human. People will sometimes interparate their own meaning to make their argument valid which is why I put the translation of it.
To close with, do not forget where your end will be in life. For the interracial couple in Loving Story had to go through all of that trouble to just to be together. The law was made by people, but God’s words are perfect and they are there to make us be the best we can be.
People will dislike you for who you are, what you believe, and how you live. That’s because they can’t adopt change. If you think that you need to blend in with others to erase the fact that you’re different. Think about why you’re different in the first place.
What’s normal to you is not normal to others and vice versa.