Dr. Azumah in his book: The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa provides several examples of Islamâ€™s hatred of Blacks. There is the example in the hadith in which an Ethiopian woman laments her racial inferiority to Muhammad, who consoles her by saying, "In Paradise, the whiteness of the Ethiopian will be seen over the stretch of a thousand years."
Another hadith quotes Muhammad thus: "Do not bring black into your pedigree."
In fact, the Arabic word for slave, â€œAbd,â€ became equated with Africans and Blacks with the advent of Islam.
Classical Islamic law allows a light-skinned Muslim man to marry a black woman, but a black Muslim man is restricted from marrying a light-skinned woman. As the literature of the time put it, "only a whore prefers blacks; the good woman will welcome death rather than being touched by a black man."
up until the 20th century, Mecca served as the gateway to the Muslim world for slaves brought out of Africa. "It became a custom for pilgrims to take slaves for sale in Mecca or buy one or two slaves while on Haj as souvenirs to be kept, sold or given as gifts."
Muslim Arab and Persian literature depicts Blacks as "stupid, untruthful, vicious, sexually unbridled, ugly and distorted, excessively merry and easily affected by music and drink.â€
Nasir al-Din Tusi, a famous Muslim scholar said of Blacks: "The ape is more capable of being trained than the *****.â€
Ibn Khaldun, an early Muslim thinker, writes that Blacks are "only humans who are closer to dumb animals than to rational beings."
Ibn Sina (Avicenna 980â€“1037), Arabâ€™s most famous and influential philosopher/scientist in Islam, described Blacks as â€œpeople who are by their very nature slaves.â€ He wrote: â€œAll African women are prostitutes, and the whole race of African men are abeed (slave) stock.â€ He equated Black people with â€œrats plaguing the earth.â€
Ibn Khaldum, an Arab historian stated that â€œBlacks are characterized by levity and excitability and great emotionalism,â€ adding that â€œthey are every where described as stupid.â€
al-Dimashqi, an Arab pseudo scientist wrote, â€œthe Equator is inhabited by communities of blacks who may be numbered among the savage beasts. Their complexion and hair are burnt and they are physically and morally abnormal. Their brains almost boil from the sunâ€™s heatâ€¦..â€
Ibn al-Faqih al-Hamadhani painted this no less horrid picture of black people, â€œâ€¦..the zanj (the blacks) are overdone until they are burned, so that the child comes out between black, murky, malodorous, stinking, and crinkly-haired, with uneven limbs, deficient minds, and depraved passionsâ€¦..â€
Arabs are the most noble people in lineage, the most prominent, and the best in deeds. Al-Tabari, Vol. 9, p. 69
when A'isha (Muhammad's wife) had a maid-slave who was an Arab, Muhammad said to A'isha, `Set this maid free because she is from the children of Ishmael.'" Ibn Timiyya, Vol. 31, pp. 376-377
Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah's Apostle said, "You should listen to and obey, your ruler even if he was an Ethiopian (black) slave whose head looks like a raisin."
Sahih Bukhari 9:89:256
Shem, the son of Noah was the father of the Arabs, the Persians, and the Greeks; Ham was the father of the Black Africans; and Japheth was the father of the Turks and of Gog and Magog who were cousins of the Turks. Noah prayed that the prophets and apostles would be descended from Shem and kings would be from Japheth. He prayed that the Africanâ€™s color would change so that their descendants would be slaves to the Arabs and Turks. Al-Tabari, Vol. 2, p. 11, p. 11
"I have heard the Apostle say: 'Whoever wants to see Satan should look at Nabtal.' He was a sturdy black man with long flowing hair, Ishaq:243
It is your folly to fight the Apostle, for Allahâ€™s army is bound to disgrace you. We brought them to the pit. Hell was their meeting place. We collected them there, black slaves, men of no descent. Ishaq:450
The black troops and slaves of the Meccans cried out and the Muslims replied, â€˜Allah destroy your sight, you impious rascals.â€™
Ahmad ibn Abi Sulayman, the companion of Sahnun said, â€œAnyone who says that the Prophet was black should be killed.
Ibn Musa al-Yahsubi, Qadi â€˜Iyad, p.375
Narrated 'Abdullah: The Prophet said, "I saw (in a dream) a black woman with unkempt hair going out of Medina and settling at Mahai'a, i.e., Al-Juhfa. I interpreted that as a symbol of epidemic of Medina being transferred to that place (Al-Juhfa)."
Sahih Bukhari 9:87:161
"Therefore, the Negro nation are, as a rule, submissive to slavery, because [Negroes] have little [that is essentially] human and have attributes that are quite similar to those of dumb animals, as we have stated."
Ibn Khaldun, Muqaddimah, 14th century
"beyond [known peoples of black West Africa] to the south there is no civilization in the proper sense. There are only humans who are closer to dumb animals than to rational beings. They live in thickets and caves, and eat herbs and unprepared grain. They frequently eat each other. They cannot be considered human beings."
Ibn Khaldun, Muqaddimah
"If (all types of men) are taken, from the first, and one placed after another, like the Negro from Zanzibar, in the Southern-most countries, the Negro does not differ from an animal in anything except the fact that his hands have been lifted from the earth -in no other peculiarity or property - except for what God wished. Many have seen that the ape is more capable of being trained than the Negro, and more intelligent." Grand Ayatollah Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Tasawwurat (Rawdat al-taslim):
"Galen says that merriment dominates the black man because of his defective brain, whence also the weakness of his intelligence."
Al-Masudi, Muruj al-dhahab
"Like the crow among mankind are the Zanj [African Blacks] for they are the worst of men and the most vicious of creatures in character and temperament."
Jahiz, Kitab al-Hayawan, vol. 2