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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.

Race-Relations: Commonalities vs. Differences

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There’s beauty within all the creation of Allah, within all Human beings. It’s just that ash-Shaytan/the Devil, along with his countless Shayatin/Minions-of-the-Devil (Noble Qur’an: Chpt.114, V.3-5), whispers into the hearts both of Jinn (Unseen-Creation made from Smokeless-Fire [Noble Qur’an: Chpt.55, V.15]), as well as Men, adding corruption to the pure-nature of the Human being, to hate one another, be at adds with one another, despise one another, based upon this which Allah had chosen for us, via His Qadha’/Divine-Providence, which we never were able to choose for our selves. And this was done exclusively, for His Divine-Purpose, to determine which from among us would be most obedient to Him, the most-grateful to Him, by learning about those whom are different, appreciating variety amongst our Human-Family, benefitting from different cultures, traditions, perspectives, walks-of-life, etc.(Noble Qur’an: Chpt.49, V.13) It was never done as a justification to oppress one another, to make ourselves higher than others, to make others lower than us, in the name of `Assabiyyah/Bias (unwarranted biased towards/against someone, exclusively based upon factors that are not in anyone’s control, like: ethnic-background, nationality, genetic-abnormalities, etc.).(Noble Qur’an: Chpt.10, V.44)

Appearances are not Realities!!!

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I’m from the Hood, with a heart of Gold.                                                                                                                                                                 I’ve never been rich, but never been sold.

I’m scruffy, like a pad of Brillo.                                                                                                                                                                                      My skin, thick as an Armadillo.

But, my touch is as soft as Clouds.                                                                                                                                                                                   My voice utters only sweet-sounds.

So, don’t judge me, just because of my surface.                                                                                                                                                        If all you see is color, your opinion is worthless.

Don’t be blinded, by society’s portrayal of of purpose.                                                                                                                                       Dig deep inside a person, to discover their true virtue.

Don’t treat others like they’re a bunch of Clowns at a Circus.                                                                                                                     Never forget to treat others as you’d want them to treat you.

I hope that you don’t mind, I’m just venting a lil’-bit.                                                                                                                                                I just get tired of people judging others without merit.

Gareth Bryant/2013

Start looking past the Surface:

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Don’t assume that I’m a Rapper, just because I wear Jeans & a T-Shirt.
Don’t just look at the length of my beard and just think I’m out of work.

Please…do not assume that, because the country I am from sounds exotic, I can fly a magic-carpet.
Why do you judge people you do not know? Let me explain to you why I wear my native garment.

Even though I grew up in an urban environment, I’m not a drug-dealer.
You would never know that I could be your child’s mentor or teacher.

Even though I’ve got some tattoos, I don’t have to be a gang-member.
We all have skeletons in our closets; so, be kind to me, be a lil’ tender.

Me speaking a different language does not mean that I had hopped over a border.
We don’t all just work at fast-food joints & restaurants, ready to take your order.

Just because I don’t work on Wall Street doesn’t mean that I am on Welfare.
Just because my mother raised me does not mean that my father did not care.

Don’t presume that because I’ve got slanted-eyes that I can cook fried-rice.
Don’t just think that, because I grew up in the hood, I’m not able to be nice.

Think not that just because I’m from a different place that I’m into building-bombing.
Think not that, because my skin-color isn’t like yours, I’m into shooting and robbing.

We all must take the time to look beyond the physical, the superficial.
We need to realize that our variations are what make all of us special.

It is only the internal, and not the external, that defines the quality of any Human being.
When you look skin-deep, we are the same, created by Allah, the Lord of everything.

Gareth Bryant/2012