Racism in Islam

There is no place for racism in Islam. The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) practically demonstrated this:

BILAL (RADHIALLAHU ANHU) was a close companion of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam). He was a black African, yet Muslims salute him as the first Muslim to call the Azaan every time Azaan is called around the world.
He was effectively the treasurer of the Islamic state in Madinah, in charge of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)’s finances.

UMME AYMAN (radhiallahu anha) looked after the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) when his mother passed away when he was six years of age.
On one occasion, after Prohethood, the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) spread out his sheet for her to sit on, honouring her. Her likened her to his mother.
She was a black woman. How do we treat the maids who bring up our children? Do we teach our children to respect them?

ZAID BIN HAARITH (radhiallahu anhu) was a young black boy. The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) adopted this black boy as a son.
This is the only Sahaabi whose name is mentioned in the Holy Qur’aan. Imagine! We get 30 rewards for reading the name of this pious black man! Zaid was shown such affection by the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) that he chose to stay with him rather than go to his father.
The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) married this black boy to his cousin, Zainab (radhiallahu anha), an Arab lady of high lineage.

ZAID’S SON was Usamah. The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) appointed him commander of the last army that he organised at the tender age of 17 or 18. Under his command were senior Sahaaba like Abu Bakr and Umar (radhiallahu anhuma).

The Noble Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) did not make skin colour a criterion for status in Islam. He practically banished racism to the dirt heap. The only thing that matters is the level of Islam one has.