The text below is from an anti-Islam web site, so please be forwarned that it is likely to be biased. I know that Islam generally prohibits racism, so I would like to get comments from Muslims on these specific verses. I just want to know how you understand these.
Ishaq:243 â€œI heard the Apostle say: â€˜Whoever wants to see Satan should look at Nabtal!â€™ He was a black man with long flowing hair, inflamed eyes, and dark ruddy cheeksâ€¦. Allah sent down concerning him: â€˜To those who annoy the Prophet there is a painful doom.â€ [9:61] â€œGabriel came to Muhammad and said, â€˜If a black man comes to you his heart is more gross than a donkeyâ€™s.â€™â€
Ishaq:144 â€œA rock was put on a slaveâ€™s chest. When Abu Bakr complained, they said, â€˜You are the one who corrupted him, so save him from his plight.â€™ I will do so,â€™ said Bakr. â€˜I have a black slave, tougher and stronger than Bilal, who is a heathen. I will exchange him. The transaction was carried out.â€
Koran 9:97 â€œThe Arabs of the desert are the worst in unbelief and hypocrisy, and most fitted to be in ignorance of the command which Allah hath sent down to His Messenger.â€
Tabari II:11 â€œShem, the son of Noah was the father of the Arabs, the Persians, and the Greeks; Ham was the father of the Black Africans; and Japheth was the father of the Turks and of Gog and Magog who were cousins of the Turks. Noah prayed that the prophets and apostles would be descended from Shem and kings would be from Japheth. He prayed that the Africanâ€™s color would change so that their descendants would be slaves to the Arabs and Turks.â€
Tabari II:21 â€œHam [Africans] begat all those who are black and curly-haired, while Japheth [Turks] begat all those who are full-faced with small eyes, and Shem [Arabs] begat everyone who is handsome of face with beautiful hair. Noah prayed that the hair of Hamâ€™s descendants would not grow beyond their ears, and that whenever his descendants met Shemâ€™s, the latter would enslave them.â€
Tabari IX:69 â€œArabs are the most noble people in lineage, the most prominent, and the best in deeds. We were the first to respond to the call of the Prophet. We are Allahâ€™s helpers and the viziers of His Messenger. We fight people until they believe in Allah. He who believes in Allah and His Messenger has protected his life and possessions from us. As for one who disbelieves, we will fight him forever in Allahâ€™s Cause. Killing him is a small matter to us.â€
Bukhari: V9B89N256 â€œAllahâ€™s Apostle said, â€˜You should listen to and obey your ruler even if he is a black African slave whose head looks like a raisin.â€™â€
Ishaq:405 â€œIt is your folly to fight the Apostle, for Allahâ€™s army is bound to disgrace you. We brought them to the pit. Hell was their meeting place. We collected them there, black slaves, men of no descent.
Ishaq:374 â€œThe black troops and slaves of the Meccans cried out and the Muslims replied, â€˜Allah destroy your sight, you impious rascals.â€™â€
Bukhari:V4B52N137 â€œThe Prophet said, â€˜Let the negro slave of Dinar perish. And if he is pierced with a thorn, let him not find anyone to take it out for him.... If he [the black slave] asks for anything it shall not be granted, and if he needs intercession [to get into paradise], his intercession will be denied.â€™â€