Translated by Abu Mu-aawiyyah (Abdullaah Al-Gambi)
May Allaah be gracious towards you O Noble Shaikh, the questioner says: I read in some treatises that indeed Allaah honoured the human being without giving consideration to his colour, race or religion?
The human being has been honoured with what!? With piety; the human being has been honoured with piety, without consideration been given to his descent, colour, race, or whether he is wealthy or poor. It is incumbent that you say (honoured) with piety. ”The Most hourable of you in the sight of Allaah is the one who fears Allaah the most” [Soorah Al-Hujuraat: Ayah: 13] Yes.
And Allaah (The Most High) said: ”Verily, We created man of the best stature (mould), Then We reduced him to the lowest of the low, Save those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous deeds…” [Soorah At-Teen: Ayah: 4-6] (Honour) is restricted with this (i.e. Taqwah).
And Allaah knows best