Human beings with a sense of conscience, concern and humanity are deeply disturbed about the plague of racism that is threatening the future of the human race in our troubled world. Despite the many international conventions, conferences and resolutions against Racism as a violation of basic human rights, this ugly phenomenon stubbornly refuses to disappear.
The system of life is such that it constantly engages humankind in one form of challenge, confrontation or the other. In almost every activity of human life we are interacting with another person or people. Hence, these disputes and problems are in essence the true challenge of life.
The rise of Islam took place against an environment of the Jahiliyyah period. There was an insurgency of corrupted ideologies and ignorance prevailed, wherein tribalism, nationalism, acute racism, xenophobia, sexism, bigotry and elitism pervaded every segment of society.