Moses' wife was of another race and in the Bible (Numbers 12:1-15) Aaron and Miriam were punished for criticizing this interracial marriage. What does the Qur'an say about interracial marriages?
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In Quran, Allah said:
Allah clearly encourages us to knowing one another as stated in the verse. One of the ways of knowing other people and races is marriage.
Also, Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) Married to different women from different races and tribes and religions. Maria (RA) was Coptic (Native Egyptian) and she was Christian (Converted to Islam later), Safia (RA) was Jewish from Israelites (Also converted to Islam).
As long as Allah encourages knowing other races and Mohammed (PBUH) married to another races, then it is something actually not only allowed but also recommended for Muslims.
in sura Al-Hujurat:13
This indicates that it is not preferred between one interracial over another only piety and belief And Islam encourage acquaintance and love between the interracial
Of course, with the condition of the same religion Depending on the Al-Baqara:221
Knowing that the islam (sharee'ah) has Allowed to Muslim men marriage from non-Muslim women, but not vice versa.
I think your question has been answered already but just a side note - the story of Bilal RA is a beautiful story, how he began as a slave and ended up being one of the most trusted and loyal of companions to the Prophet pbuh as a man of Abyssinian (Ethiopian) decent. He also went on to become the first Muaddhin (caller to prayer) in Islam. To me, giving such a man such status shows how Islam tried to eradicate racism and show us that no man is better than another man except in piety.