As-Salaam alaikum, Ayat 13 of Surat Hujrat of the Holy Qur'an (49:13) reads:-- "Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you, and Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted with all things." It is, therefore, not our colour or race but Righteousness (Taqwa), that take us nearest to Allah [Ever-Glorious and Almighty is He], our Lord and Creator. Just what is Taqwa, how can we achieve it, what are its signs? Find all this out, and more in the attachment below from Sheikh Zulfiqar Ahmad.. It will certainly help in sharpening our Taqwa. Best Wishes.