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Black and African Muslim Soldires

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Submitted by Hud (United States), Nov 21, 2010 at 18:41

The fact of the matter is there were a lot of muslim soldiers who happened to be black. Islam has no racial prejudice at all what so ever. In fact the majority of the muslim army was black skinned. Muhammed, appointed his adopted black son, Zaid Iben Harith over the army of the muslims. After Zaid he appointed Usama Iben Zaid as the general of the faith ful. Usama the son of Zaid was no more then 18yrs of age when appointed to this office. These were arguable two of the closest companions of the prophet. I think the subject demands more honest scholarship. I think we would be dumbfounded to find that the Muslim army was full of dark skin Muslim black Arabs and Africans fighting against Black Arabs and Africans.

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