O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allāh is that (believer) who has At-Taqwá [i.e. one of the Muttaqun (pious – see V.2:2). Verily, Allāh is All-Knowing, All-Aware.
Points of Benefit:
- Can we reject our tribe, lineage etc? Is it important to know one’s lineage?
- Did the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) come from a tribe?
- What are the benefits of knowing one’s tribe/clan?
- Is one tribe better than another? The place of al-Taqwá́
- What role did tribalism play in the time of Jāhiliyyah?
- Did tribalism play a role in uniting the Arabs?
- What role did the banner of Lā Ilāha IllAllāh (Islām) play in uniting the people?
- Islām is a brotherhood built upon dīn not tribes
- Is it permissible to call to tribalism, nationalism etc.?
- How did the Muslims become “one body,” united
- Should I go to the “masjid of my people” or the masjid upon the Sunnah?
[Q]: “Why don’t all the mosques come together and agree to solve the problems of the Muslim youth?”