Story No. 416 – IMAM REZA (AS): FRATERNITY AND EQUALITY
|Quoting a witness from “Balkh”, in his famous work entitled “Kafi”, the celebrated scholar “Kulayni” relates the following:
“On the way to “Khorasan” I was among the attendants of His Holiness Imam Reza (as). At dinner 8th Imam, Holy Imam Reza (as) invited all his men around him and asked them to have dinner with him. There were a few negro servants were among those men. Declaring that they were all of the same flesh and blood the Holy Imam Reza (as) asked that the whole company should have dinner at one table. His Holiness Imam Reza (as) practically combated against the superiority of race and colour in connexion with the distinction of the human beings. The Holy Imam Reza (as) tried to revive the Islamic precepts of fraternity and equality in the Muslim community.