And here is a saying of Umar-ibn-al-Khattab [RA]
واللہ لئن جاءت الا عاجم بالاعمال وجئنتا بغیر عمل فھم اولی بمحمد منا یوم القیمہ فان من قصر عملہ لایسرع بہ حسبہ
By God if the non-Arabs came with good deeds and we (the Arabs) without good deeds then the non-Arabs will be nearer to the Prophet on the Day of Judgment than us. ,One slowed by his actions cannot be expedited by his _lineage”.
Ref: Haqaiq-ul-Islam, Abbas Mahmood al-’Aqqad Dared Kitab al-Arabia, Beirut, p. 227