The Anatomy of the Reality that is the Muslim-Caste System

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al-Islām greatly stresses the Importantance of Human-Equality, that inherently the Only-Things which could ever make any Human superior, to any other Fellow-Human, is their Obedience to Allah.(Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.49, V.13; at-Tabarī; as-Suyūtī; at-Tirmidhī; Ahmad) However, Muslims summarily refuse to recognize/accept this Reality. The Truth of the Matter is that (either via Ethno/Socio-Cultural Traditions prior to the Revelation of The Qur’ān, Socio-Cultural/Political Colonization, etc.) Muslims most definitely have Unwritten-Rules concerning the Religio Caste-System which Muslims have developed over the past 12-Centuries, C.E. And, ironically: the Fact that at-Tanzīl/Revelation (prior to The Qur’ān as well as via The Qur’ān & the Sunnah/Prophetic-Tradition) has always rejected Things like Caste-Systems, because of the Negativity which it imposes upon Societies-There’s absolutely 0-Space/Place for al-`Asabiyyah/Xenophobia via al-Islām. Sadly, though, Apathy is worse than Ignorance: Muslims don’t care about Right vs. Wrong according to Islāmic-Teachings. And, this Carelessness is literally how/why a Caste-System exists amongst Muslims. More often than not, Muslims always use the “There’s no Racism in Islam” Song&Dance-Kalām/Rhetoric. Now, obviously: that Statement is both Truthful & Honest. At the Same-Time, the Reasons how/why it’s used via its Interpretation is 💯%-Untrue/Dishonest. If/whenever any Muslim states, “There’s no Racism in Islam”, what they really mean that Muslims aren’t Pro-`Asabiyyah Proponents. And, we all know that Interpretation of the Statement is 💯%-Untrue/Dishonest.

Enough of that…let’s get to the Muslim-Caste System:

1. Muslim-Arabs/Middle-Easterners:

a. “European/White” Featured

b. “Arab/Middle-Eastern” Featured

c. “African/Black” Featured

2. Muslim-Europeans

3. Muslim-European Reverts

4. Muslim-Desis/Subcontinentals:

a. “European/White” Featured

b. “Desi/Asian” Festured

c. “African/Black” Featured

5. Muslim Greater-Asians:

a. “Asian” Featured

b. “Desi” Featured

c. “African/Black” Featured

6. Muslim-Reverts Generally

7. Muslim-Latinos

8. Muslim Afro-Americans

9. Muslim-Africans

Understandably, a Hard-Pill to swallow. However, at the Same-Time, we as Muslims must stop ptetending that such a Caste-System exists amongst Muslims. Unfortunately, there’s going to be Muslims whom greatly disagree with me, whom’ll accuse me of being a “Trouble-Maker”, being “Divisive”, etc. But, I don’t really care. I’m speaking Truth to this Narrative, because it’s an Uncomfortable-Reality & I exist to make the Uncomfortable comfortable.

Gareth Bryant

1441, A.H./2020, C.E.

4 responses »

  1. You left out Cape Malay Muslims in South Africa. We were brought to Southern Africa from Indonesia by the Dutch. We are still treated as slaves by the Desi Muslims. I’m 44 years old and I’ve just decided to let it go. I had to clean toilets under my friend’s Desi father’s payroll while teaching Qur’an. Don’t let them get you down while you know Rasulullah SAWS would have held you in his arms!

  2. That sounds awful. I’m against such Caste-systems in our Muslim communities but that doesn’t mean that the man-made Muslim lower castes will marry me. I’ve found in life that people will complain against it but they won’t marry an ugly woman from a man-made higher caste like being silky haired Malaysian woman. I’ve experienced it on marriage sites. I think it’s a contentious issue because ugliness in women is a unique caste. Gender issues like beauty belongs somewhere on all caste lists. It was a good article. May Allah guard you and your fellow researchers/writers.

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