Abdul Malik Mujahid: 33 Tips to launch your personal Jihad against Racism and Nationalism

"Some Muslims fall for the age-old trick of Satan and start playing the silly inferiority/superiority game. Some stereotype others and tolerate prejudice against other human beings, despite the fact that all human beings are equal, from the same man and woman. (Quran 49:13)

"How should we save ourselves from falling into this trap? How should we help others stay above the killing fields of racism and nationalism? What can we do now to become a better human being? Here are some tips on how we can launch our personal Jihad against this disease.

1. Knowledge is power
2. Ask the only One who can really help
3. Hate the hatred
4. Make sincere Tawbah (repentance to God)
5. Watching Our Tongue
6. No ethnic jokes please
7. Don't call people, Kalla, Gora, Desi, Chapta, Abd or Rafeeq
8. Challenge the offensive, names, jokes and comments
9. Do not generalize
10. Defend the abused group
11. Speak everyone's language
12. Read about others
13. Share your joy
14. Share your sorrow
15. The way to a man's heart is through his stomach
16. Smiling is a charity
17. Salam is for everyone
18. Hug someone today
19. Beyond Salam
20. A Masjid tour of other neighborhoods
21. Do your duty, but a little differently
22. Strangers should find an open Masjid door
23. Watch those expressions and attitudes
24. Defend yourself
25. Stand up for justice
26. Work with other anti-racism groups
27. Multi-ethnic Marriages
28. Jihad with your taxes
29. Vote against racism
30. Vote for multi-ethnicity in your Masjid
31. Put money where your mouth is
32. Raising race free children
33. Let's have a straight niyyah to please Allah

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