By your life! Man is nothing except his religion!
So do not leave fear of God to rely on your ancestry
For Islam raised up Salman, a Persian!
And was lowered by his polytheism – the Sharif* Abu Lahab. - Sayyidina `Ali (karam allahu wajjahu)
*Sharif - He of honored lineage. Abu Lahab was part of the honored Bani Hashim Clan of the Tribe of Quraysh and the Uncle of the Prophet yet still accursed for his polytheism.