Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad
I really hope there is no race in heaven because if I get there, I hope I won’t be black again. I don’t want to be black. In Paradise, we get whatever the soul could ever desire, so of course, I would want all my good and honorable desires to come true. As we know, we will only want good since we will be cleansed from impurities. I want to be beautiful in Paradise. I don’t want to look like this. I want to be beautiful beyond my imagination and be happy. I hope in Paradise that all my desires will be fulfilled and there will be no race there.
Allah Most High said in the Quran, “And those who believe and do good, We will soon admit them into Gardens under which rivers flow, to stay there forever and ever. Allah’s promise is ˹always˺ true. And whose word is more truthful than Allah’s? ˹Divine grace is˺ neither by your wishes nor those of the People of the Book! Whoever commits evil will be rewarded accordingly, and they will find no protector or helper besides Allah. But those who do good—whether male or female—and have faith will enter Paradise and will never be wronged ˹even as much as˺ the speck on a date stone.” [Quran, 4:122-124]
Please see these links as well:
- Blackness, Racism, And How The Arabic Language Rises Above It All
- Attraction and Ethnicity
- How Do I Deal With Racist Attitudes at Gatherings?
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years, where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin and completed her Master’s in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.