Hadiths on the “Bad Traits” of Black People

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: I was shocked to read a number of hadiths related from the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) criticizing or mentions “bad traits” of black people…. Are these true?

Answer: I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits.

The imams of hadith, including Ibn al-Jawzi, Ibn al-Qayyim, Mulla Ali al-Qari, and others have affirmed that are such hadiths are lies against the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him)–whose teachings affirm clearly that there is no place for racism in Islam.

And Allah alone gives success.