Arab identity itself did not exist until modern times

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  1. lyricalpriest

    lyricalpriest Rap Games Dawson Creek

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    i quote this:

    Arabic views on black people:

    The Qur'an, the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and the overwhelming majority of Islamic jurists and theologians, all stated that humankind has a single origin and rejected the idea of certain ethnic groups being superior to others.[42] According to the hadiths, Muhammad declared:

    There is no superiority for an Arab over a non-Arab and for a non-Arab over an Arab, nor for the white over the black nor for black over the white except in piety.
    —Amyn B. Sajoo, The Islamic Ethos and the Spirit of Humanism

    The famous 9th century Muslim author Al-Jahiz, an Afro-Arab and the grandson of a Zanj (Bantu)[50][51][52] slave, wrote a book entitled Risalat mufakharat al-Sudan 'ala al-bidan (Treatise on the Superiority of Blacks over Whites), in which he stated that Blacks:

    ...have conquered the country of the Arabs as far as Mecca and have governed them. We defeated Dhu Nowas (Jewish King of Yemen) and killed all the Himyarite princes, but you, White people, have never conquered our country. Our people, the Zenghs (Negroes) revolted forty times in the Euphrates, driving the inhabitants from their homes and making Oballah a bath of blood.
    —Joel Augustus Rogers and John Henrik Clarke, World's Great Men of Color[53]

    And that:

    Blacks are physically stronger than no matter what other people. A single one of them can lift stones of greater weight and carry burdens such as several Whites could not lift nor carry between them. [...] They are brave, strong, and generous as witness their nobility and general lack of wickedness.
    —Yosef Ben-Jochannan, African Origins of Major Western Religions[54]

    there much more.. but this all came from an article pertaining to the "Arab slave-trade"

    Arab slave trade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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  2. UnbrokeN

    UnbrokeN Well-Known Member

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    whatever you say jack, you're the master race....
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  3. lyricalpriest

    lyricalpriest Rap Games Dawson Creek

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    white people is the first race, to abolish slavery practices in society through-out the world including America..

    but we get the worsed rep for slavery imo
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  4. Nu'maaN

    Nu'maaN Anu'naki, Nuqqa.

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    who said white people is the first race?

    why is that shit even up for discussion, like you know someone who was alive back then?

    but yeah, nice quote from the final sermon of the prophet muhammad ...

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  5. reggie_jax

    reggie_jax rapper noyd

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    i think that was, just an unnecessary comma.
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  6. x - calli

    x - calli friend of israel

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    arab culture existed before Islam, actually.

    that is true.
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  7. lyricalpriest

    lyricalpriest Rap Games Dawson Creek

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    **copy n paste swagger**

    Arab culture is an inclusive term that draws together the common themes and overtones found in the Arab World, especially those of the Middle-Eastern countries. This region's distinct Language, art, and food are some of the fundamental features that define Arab culture. The Arab world stretches from Morocco across Northern Africa to the Persian Gulf. This is usually known as the Middle East and North Africa. There is no single Arab culture or society: the Arab world is full of rich and diverse communities, groups and cultures. Differences exist not only among countries, but within countries. While there are many different regions in these areas and different factors that distinguish each of them, there are also many factors unifying them into a single Arab nation.


    RELIGION:

    Before the coming of Islam most Arabs followed a religion featuring the worship of a number of deities, including Hubal, Wadd, Al-Lat, Manat, and Uzza, while some tribes had converted to Christianity or Judaism, and a few individuals, the hanifs, had apparently rejected polytheism in favor of monotheism. The most prominent Arab Christian kingdoms were the Ghassanid and Lakhmid kingdoms. With the expansion of Islam, the majority of Arabs *****ly entered into Islam and became Muslims, and the pre-Islamic polytheistic traditions disappeared.
    At present, most Arabs are Muslims by religion. Sunni Islam dominates in most areas, overwhelmingly so in North Africa; Shia Islam is prevalent in Bahrain, southern Iraq and adjacent parts of Saudi Arabia, southern Lebanon, parts of Syria, northern Yemen, and Iran. Ibadi are primarily in Oman and are also present in Algeria and Libya. There are some religious minorities like the Druze, Ismaaili Shia and other off shoots of Islam.
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  8. reggie_jax

    reggie_jax rapper noyd

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    ^how is that any different from any other people? there's no single unifying 'black' culture or 'white' culture either. maybe i'm missing your point..
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  9. Nu'maaN

    Nu'maaN Anu'naki, Nuqqa.

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    haha, very true ...

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