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Were There Black Prophets? – Omar Suleiman Were there black Prophets from the ones
that were mentioned to us? And we will find actually a few. One of them historically speaking is
Sulaiman (عليه السلام). Sulaiman (عليه السلام) is biblically
described as having dark skin. Bani Israil they had various color,
historically speaking. Why? Because their origins were different. Some of them had Arabic origin, some of them had some Egyptians origin, so on so forth. Rasulullah (ﷺ) comes from the lineage of
a black woman. Who is that woman? Hajar (عليه السلام). Musa (عليه السلام), the man who Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ
وَ تَعَالَى) spoke to directly, kalimullah, the man who the Qur’an speaks about more than
any other human being in history. Subhanallah, Musa (عليه السلام), the Prophet (ﷺ) did not just say that he
was black. He said that, “Musa (عليه السلام),
when I saw him, he resembled the people of Zut or Shanu’a,” the two darkest tribes amongst the Arabs. So the Prophet (ﷺ) said,
“Musa (عليه السلام) had the blackest skin.” He was not… Part of the problem with Hollywood imagery like Musa (عليه السلام)
does not look like Christian Bale. All right. He doesn’t look like even the older movie,
The Ten Commandments, right? There is no man, Subhanallah, that is praised more in the Qur’an
and spoken about more in the Qur’an than him. So if you have a problem with people of darker
skin, you have a problem with Musa (عليه السلام) then you have a serious problem with the Qur’an and you have a serious problem
with faith altogether. So Subhanallah, how can a racist be a Muslim
then? How can a racist be a believer? How can a racist say he loves the Qur’an? Now the Prophet who you have
the most controversy about, always in history is
Jesus (عليه السلام), Isa (عليه السلام). His image has been politicized
throughout history. Even the earliest days of Christianity
after the Apostle Paul, the image that Jesus assumed dependent
on the culture that Paul was reaching. To the Persians look like Mithras, he looked exactly like their Persian gods. To the Romans, he looked like their Romans
gods. To the Egyptians, he looked like Egyptian
gods. To the Indians, some of the Hindus actually
said that Isa (عليه السلام) was an incarnation
of the Lord Vishnu, so they portrayed him
as incarnation of the Lord Vishnu. What is Jesus (PBUH) look like? Interestingly enough, we find a disagreement
amongst the sahaba themselves. So we find a few ahadith. One of them is from Ibn Umar (رضي الله
تعالى عنه) and this is authentic hadith that the Prophet
(ﷺ) says that, “While I was sleeping at the Kaaba, I saw a dark man who is
the most handsome of dark men that I’ve ever seen.” He’s praising the beauty of Isa (عليه
السلام). He said, “He had hair that was reaching to
between his ears and his shoulders like the most beautiful hair that you’ve ever
seen. He combed his hair
and water was dripping from his hair and he was leaning on two men
who were doing tawaf around the Kaaba. So I asked, I said, “Man hadza (من هذ)? Who is this?” They said, “This is Al-Masih Ibn Maryam.” Then I saw a man with wiry hair
and who was blind in his right eye as if it was a floating grape. And I said, “Who is this?” And they said,
“This is Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal. This is the Anti-Christ.”” Ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنه) though,
he has a narration where the Prophet (ﷺ) says, “I saw Musa, Isa, Ibrahim ‘alaihimussalam. And Isa (عليه السلام) was have a
red complexion, curly hair, and a broad chest. Musa (عليه السلام) was have a dark
complexion, straight hair, and a tall stature as if he was of the people
of Zut.” Ibn Mas’ud narration says that the Prophet
(ﷺ) spoke about Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal in front of the people
and he said, “Allah is not one-eyed, while Ad-Dajjal is blind in the right eye.” Why? Because Dajjal will claim to be Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ
وَ تَعَالَى), so he said Allah is not one-eyed,
Ad-Dajjal is blind in the right eye, and he said, “His eye looks like a rotten grape.” Then he said (ﷺ), “While I was sleeping
near the Kaaba last night, I saw in my dream…” (فَإِذَا رَجُلٌ آدَمُ كَأَحْسَنِ
مَا يُرَى مِنْ أُدْمِ) the same thing that he said
in the narration of Ibn Umar. There is another narration
from Umar ibn Khattab (رضي الله عنه), also in Al-Bukhari where he says, (لاَ وَاللَّهِ مَا قَالَ
النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم لِعِيسَى أَحْمَرُ) He said, “I swear by Allah that the Prophet
(ﷺ) did not say that Isa (عليه السلام) had red skin.” So Umar (رضي الله عنه) is attaching
an oath to it, he said, (…وَلَكِنْ قَالَ ‏ “‏ بَيْنَمَا
أَنَا نَائِمٌ أَطُوفُ بِالْكَعْبَةِ، فَإِذَا رَجُلٌ آدَمُ) and so on so forth. Now the point of this is number one, we should not dispute like the
Christians do about the color of Isa (عليه السلام) because it doesn’t matter. You have conflicting narrations. The stronger of them obviously
that Isa (عليه السلام) had dark skin which would be more historically accurate, but it doesn’t matter. That’s the point here. It was a non-factor and it’s part of the wisdom
of not portraying the Prophets of Allah. Ibn Manzur he says that Hajar, Musa, Isa,
and Adam (عليه السلام), because Adam means dark, actually in the Arabic
language, that’s how the Arabs used to
describe someone with dark skin. The sahaba did not care to ask much about
this. And this is very significant. Because if you look at
the companions of the Prophet (ﷺ). they used to ask him about everything. But this was not a concern that they had. It simply did not matter to them. So we should not portray them and it should
not become an issue to where it becomes politicized. Some of the other Prophets
that are mentioned in the Qur’an or figures, you have Dzulqarnain. Ali ibn abi Talib (رضي الله عنه)
and Ibn Abbas, they both say that he was a black king. Now obviously Dzulqarnain is
a controversial historical figure in and of itself. because is he Alexander, is he Cyrus, Allahu
a’lam. Again, it doesn’t matter. The point being though, at this point now, because we know
that there are Prophets that Allah mentioned and there are Prophets that Allah did not
mention. The Prophet (ﷺ) says that there were 124.000
Prophets. An authentic hadith in the Musnad Imam Ahmad amongst them 315 were Messengers. So you can imagine how many of them
were have different languages, how many of them were have different races, what they must have looked like, where they were sent to, that would mean that there were African Prophets, there were Indian Prophets,
there were Chinese Prophets, there were Prophets that was sent probably
to the Americas way before. Right? With the ancient settlers of this land. Because Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ
تَعَالَى) says, (QS. Al-Isra: 15) – (وَمَا كُنَّا
مُعَذِّبِينَ حَتَّىٰ نَبْعَثَ رَسُولًا…) “We don’t punish a people until
We send them a Messenger. A Messenger from amongst themselves.” (QS. Ibrahim: 4) – (…وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا
مِن رَّسُولٍ إِلَّا بِلِسَانِ قَوْمِهِ) “We have never sent a Prophet except
that he speaks the language of his people.” That means a person who walked with them,
spoke with them, a person that was just like them, a person that they could relate to. (QS. Al-Furqan: 7) – (…مَالِ هَٰذَا
الرَّسُولِ يَأْكُلُ الطَّعَامَ وَيَمْشِي فِي الْأَسْوَاقِ) “What is it with this Prophet that walks in
the marketplace, uses the restroom, eats, and so on so forth?” And Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)
was sending them to people all over the world in every language and in every color. https://sunnah.com/bukhari/60/110 (narrated
by Abdullah ibn Mas’ud) line 78 https://sunnah.com/bukhari/91/18 (narrated
by Abdullah ibn Umar) https://sunnah.com/bukhari/60/111 (narrataed
by Salim ibn Abdillah from his grandfather Umar) line 82 & 85 https://sunnah.com/muslim/1/325 (Musa was
of the people of the Shanu’a) www.quora.com/was-moses-black (Musa resembled
the people of Zut)

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  2. I ve always wondered about this. Thank you so much. Most especially as a black Muslim. Yes it truly doesn’t matter but it’s really nice and comforting to know. Mashallah

  3. I wish to perform Salah like my beloved Prophet Muhammad ( p.b.u.h)🤩🤩🤩.please 🙏make video on this topic

  4. This is what Islam is… no diversification whether white or black
    ,Tall or dwarf ,lean or not…. The heart and the way we think is the only thing that matters ….! Hats of to Islam… SUBHANAALLAH…!! great explanation FQE ma Shaa Allah..!!

  5. Thank you for wonderful video.
    May Allah bless everyone behind the work.
    End of the video the speaker is written Nouman ali khan. I think this is from a lecture of Sheikh omar sulaiman.

  6. You realize how much effort they put to make this? This is hilarious how they do all this just to teach us Islam on its real image

  7. 《And We certainly sent into every nation a messenger, [saying], "Worship Allah and avoid Taghut." And among them were those whom Allah guided, and among them were those upon whom error was [deservedly] decreed. So proceed through the earth and observe how was the end of the deniers.》
    [Quran 16:36]

    This should answer the question of the video.

  8. what about luqman al-hakim? i read about luqman that luqman is black, not handsome, big feet.. live around aristotle era something liddat

  9. Wow! He did this subject justice! They cared about the color but they didn't give it too much importance.

  10. No brother color doesn't matter as far as :
    Knowing that they are the Prophets of Allah and that they came with the words of truth.

    Other wise it matters very much historically, because

    Even when relating a hadith for educational perpouse. As a teacher you often have to explain the culture, traditions, environment and communities of a prophet.
    So that your students will comprehend why the Prophet Muhammad (saw) had the traditions he had and concluded situations the way that he did. Mashallah

    So in short the Prophets of banu Israel being dark skinned
    May not disrupt the our convictions to Allah, His Word, and Prophet Muhammad (saw)

    And it might not matter to you
    And your ethnic group and its history.

    But The previous prophets having dark skin, different hair and languages matters .

    If not how would ibrahim (as)
    Know that the area his left his wife and child in was Holy land from previous nations of people .

    What would happen if Europeans decide to build a kabab in Europe how will your children for generations to come, know the difference.

    Your reply to them would be: they were a people of dark skin in a region of dark skinned people, on a continent of predominately dark skin people.

    Surah al-hujrat:
    Oh mankind we have made you into different natios and tribes, so the you may know one another.

    So color doesn't matter concerning the point of conviction

    But it definitely matters historically. Especially when you are finding your way or
    Taking in some type of scholarship in anything concerning the matter

  11. This is why I love Islam! It makes so much sense. Allah knew the politicization of prophets and how they would be used basically to subjugate people of other ethnicities. I think that's why we are forbidden to make images of the final Prophet peace be upon him. That's what I think, but only Allah knows.

  12. I’ve never really thought of this until now and never really knew it was an issue among some but I’m glad I have seen this video. ☺️

  13. Allahu Akbar!
    I don't even know about this! N i never thought about this in my life! I always thought that all prophet pbut have white skin jazak Allahu khair may Allah swt always bless u team n reward u!

  14. prophet Muhhamad PBUH wasnt black

    وفي حديث أنس رضي الله عنه قال : بَيْنَمَا نَحْنُ جُلُوسٌ مَعَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ دَخَلَ رَجُلٌ عَلَى جَمَلٍ فَأَنَاخَهُ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ ، ثُمَّ عَقَلَهُ ، ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُمْ : أَيُّكُمْ مُحَمَّدٌ ؟ وَالنَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مُتَّكِئٌ بَيْنَ ظَهْرَانَيْهِمْ ، فَقُلْنَا : هَذَا الرَّجُلُ الأَبْيَضُ الْمُتَّكِئُ . رواه البخاري .

    ووصَف أنس النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ، فقال : كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَيْسَ بِالطَّوِيلِ الْبَائِنِ وَلا بِالْقَصِيرِ ، وَلَيْسَ بِالأَبْيَضِ الأَمْهَقِ وَلا بِالآدَمِ ، وَلا بِالْجَعْدِ الْقَطَطِ وَلا بِالسَّبِطِ . رواه البخاري ومسلم .

    وبياض النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم واضِح لا خفاء فيه .
    قال ابن حجر : قوله : " أزهر اللون " أي : أبيض مُشْرَب بَحُمْرَة ، وقد وقع ذلك صريحا في حديث أنس من وجه آخر عند مسلم وعند سعيد بن منصور والطيالسي والترمذي والحاكم من حديث علي قال : كان النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم أبيض مُشْرَبا بَيَاضه بَحُمْرة . وهو عند بن سعد أيضا عن علي وعن جابر ، وعند البيهقي مِن طُرق عن علي ، وفي الشمائل من حديث هند بن أبي هالة : أنه أزهر اللون .

  15. #ASKFQE is there any special condition in memorizing Quran more easily? Like best time, best posture, or which part firts..

  16. Salam brothers and sisters..here is a problem; in order to be able to work i have to use somebody else name and informations ( with the person's permission) since I couldn't use mine. And whenever somebody ask me something about me at my work( like my age, number of kids etc) I have to lie and give the other person's age and stuff like that , and I don't feel comfortable about that. I can't say anything true about those things but my personality and attitude remain the same . My question: is that kind of lie permissible? Since I am not cheating or doing wrong to somebody. Or is it wrong what I am doing?
    Please brothers and sisters I truly needs your advices. I'm really confused and don't know what to do. Help please…..

  17. I have two questions. 1.) is it haram for me to think about what the Prophets looked like in my head? (not drawing them, but thinking about how they might've looked like me imagining it,) and 2.) What does it mean that there were 124.000 prophets but 315 were messengers? Jazak Allah

  18. Thank you soooo much, jazak Allah khair for the effort that you put in English subtitles. Now the facts that I can understand it sooo much better, makes me happy Alhamdulillah!! May Allah give you reward in this world and hereafter, Ameen! Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  19. A Hadith about Allah has sent 1,24,000 prophets is not authentic. Pls consider it.
    1. A narration in musnad Ahmed in which Ali bin yasid Al hani exists is a weak narrator.
    2. Another narration in ibn hibban in which Ibrahim bin hisam exists is doubted as liar.
    It has become million of years after creating earth. There may have been more prophets. It's wrong to believe only 1,24,000 prophets were sent by Allah with the weak hadith. May Allah guide all of us. https://www.google.com/amp/s/islamqa.info/amp/en/answers/95747

  20. Asamwalikum
    Were all the 124000 prophet humans
    Bcoz I hav heard even prophets were sent to jinn kind

  21. Hmmm tell that to arabs, Indians and pakis. Their racism is worse than the white man's. I've work with them & their racism is something they don't hide. Likewise the friends I know that landed in their countries. Yet they want to be treated good by the white man. I believe not all of them but majority of them are

  22. Are you serious? Most prophets, and of course Jesus, were all black! And don't bring up Hollywood movies as a comparison, that crap is just white supremacy. They like to place themselves in ALL parts of the world, in ALL time periods of the world. I believe we know who are from the Caucasus mountains, read that part of the bible.

  23. Salam brothers and sisters of freequraneducation i enjoyed your video but i would say quoting biblical as history is incorrect because the gospels the manuscripts and everything Jews and Christians have are from anonymous writters nothing from the time of the prophet musa and isa peace be upon them and on top of that they are different the manuscripts and the gospels are not in original language most o them and they have changed the scriptures countless times so its not wise to refer to them as any sort of historical accuracy but excellent work overall thank you

  24. ALHUMDULILLAH! I m born with brown skin and blong to an brown family where everyone r white skinned…..resently, my mother advised me to take skin whitening treatments..well to prepare me for marriage( for future*)…AND I DENIED!..saying I m happy with the skin I m born with*…then she said when you grow older and at an age an time to get married…no one will marry you or approach you because of my skin!…THEN I said , " I believe allah has made someONE who would admire the way I m, and I will believe it"…(thankyou for reminding me that our respected prophets too had dark skin..and I m blessed to be born with ❤)

  25. THIS VIDEO DESERVES MORE VIEWS! May Allah bless you guys, the animation, narration, research and the intention of spreading the right message is what you should be rewarded for. Ameen♥️

  26. فسبحان الله الخالق الباري المصور
    والحمد لله الخلاق العليم القدير
    ولا إله إلا الله الملك الحق المبين

  27. The most mentioned Prophet in the Quran is Musa Alais Salam. A black man who happened to be a Prophet is most mentioned!
    Islamophobs will loose their mind hearing this FACT.

  28. Pretty sure the speaker is in fact Imam Omar Souleiman ,so WHY does it say that the speaker is professor Nouman Ali Khan at the end ?
    please correct it , amazing video regardless

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