Tafsir of Surah Al-Rum

Q 4: What is the wisdom behind the difference in complexion colors of the servants of Allah (Exalted be He); some have a red, white, or black and so on?


A: The difference in the complexions of the servants of Allah, whether white, black, yellow or other colors is one of the Signs of Allah (Blessed and Exalted be He) Who says (what means): And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colours. Verily, in that are indeed signs for men of sound knowledge. This variation in complexion colors from white to black or red and in the shapes of creatures also involves inherent difference between them. This difference is not the product of environment or one’s parents. There must be a creator behind all this planning, and thus it is clear that it is Almighty Allah (Exalted be He).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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