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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.

MTV think they Slick:

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I find it very ironic that MTV slid in the Homosexual agenda, along with the issue of their recent Anti-Bias campaign. Oftentimes, too often, actually, members of the Homosexual-Community (LGBTQ if you will) attempt to equate Sexual-Preference with natural, normal, genetic-traits, like skin-color, etc., and/or to equate Sexual-Preference (context-clue hint: there’s a very important reason why “preference” is within the construct-phrase “Sexual-Preference” because “preference” means “choice”) with natural, normal, Ethnic-Background/Identity, as to state that Homosexuality is an “innate-thing”, that’s unchosen…well, that’s really not fair to couple Socio-Sexual Bias along with Socio-Ethnic Bias, because socio-ethnic biases are never correct; however, certain socio-sexual biases are correct. For example: If a Child-Molestor, or a Rapist, or one who indulges in Bestiality, etc., were advocating for acceptance, for their respective sexual-pathologies, stating that their respective sexual-pathologies were normal, natural, innate, etc., would anyone of intelligence/conscience take these types of individuals seriously?!!! Of course not. And, I, for one, deem it very pathetic when the Homosexual-Community often (again too often) compares discrimination against them, based upon their own personal-choices, based upon obvious desire-driven agendas, with factors of Human make-up, both genetic determined & Humanly constructed ethnically/socio-culturally. Besides, the Sex And The City actress, Cynthia Nixon, has already let the cat-out-of-the-bag, when she publicly stated that she chose to be Homosexual, and that’s why the LGBT lobby tried to pressure her to retract her statement, even to the extent of trying to sue her in Court, and had they won against her, that would’ve set a very negative precedent, in promoting an agenda that’s already been proven biased in Nature, because, Cynthia Nixon was black-balled by the LGBT (the victim of “Discrimination” & “Bias” if you will), simply because she was honest about the conversation.

Gareth Bryant/2014

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)

This talk about who the “Original-Man” was needs to be put to rest!!!

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The 1st-Man, the Original-Man, was not a “Black-Man”, nor a “White-Man”, nor a “Yellow-Man”, nor a “Brown-Man”, nor a “Red-Man”, nor any Man, with a color attached to him…the 1st-Man was the Human, free from any (socio-ethnic/socio-racial, socio-cultural, ethno-centric, racial-centric, cultural-centric) constructs, differentiations, distinctions, etc. The 1st-Man, the 1st-Muslim & the 1st-Prophet, was Adam, the Father of us all…#PeaceBeUponHim

My thoughts on Myanmar (formerly known as Burma)

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Author’s note:
The following poem is about the recent string of violent religious & ethnic-cleansing episodes, in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), which have barely been reported, on any major news circuits, to the extent that it needs to be.

Myanmar has lost its way:

My homeland, once peaceful, has become a breeding-ground for religious fighting.
Yesterday, it was in Bosnia & today, it’s here-the battleground of ethnic-cleansing.
All around the world, people know of the plight of my country; yet, no one has intervened.
News reports are scarce, as to what’s really goin’ on, and, it’s more tragic than perceived.
Murder is the malice of the day; there’s so much bloodshed that it hurts.
Angry mobs, of people, from all sides, rioting, makes things a lot worse.
Rampant, countless, raping of women, this shameful act, is commonplace.

Hatred has fueled this conflict; for those suffering, this isn’t fair.
Apathy is what people have decided to use, to no longer care.
Sorrow, and despair, has overcast this land, like clouds of air.

Love, as well as respect, is just gone, it has no place here.
Oppression took over, while justice lives in a state of fear.
Systematic terror, used to keep people down has not been thwarted.
The need to deliver the people out of darkness isn’t so much desired.

It’s truly a shame, how a place with such beauty is leaving a legacy that’s so ugly.
The time to act is now, to rescue those tied-down, by tyranny, swiftly & urgently.
Sadness deepens in my heart, those who can change the world, do so only rarely.

Why is it so much easier to support wrong & so much more difficult to stand and do right?
Anyone can bully; but, it takes a special person to relieve the downtrodden, of their plight.
You & I must learn, from the tragedies of others-never must we use hate to enforce might.

Gareth Bryant/2012

My thoughts on al-`Asabiyyah/Xenophobia

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Author’s note:
al-`Asabiyyah, in the Arabic-Language, represents any/all Unwarranted-Bias, either for or against someone, generally based upon Things which a Person has little to no Control over (like Family-Ties, Ethnicity, National-Origin, Gender, etc.). There are also Other-Manifestations of al-`Asabiyyah as well (like Cultural-Normatives, Religion, Inter-Religious or Socio-Discrimination, etc.). This Poem that I’ve written will be based mostly upon the Ethno-Cultural & Inter-Religious Manifestations of al-`Asabiyyah. 

Wishful-Thinking:

What if…
…my Skin had no Color, that Muslims viewed me exclusively as their True-Brother?
…People ignored my “Blackness”, and saw only my Mind&Heart, not an Outer-Cover?

What if…
…people never gave me a Dirty-Look, for coming into a Mosque in Jeans and a Graphic-Tee?
…People could just let me be alone, leave me be to practice Islām, as a Man who’s Free?

What if…
…I were not deemed a Muslim Socio-Outcast, just because I don’t look like a Desert-Sheik?
…I were never told to forfeit all that I am, just to conform and wear a Robe&Sheet?

What if…
…People judged me only by my Actions, instead of just my Physical/Mortal-Shell?
…they never deemed me as “Un-Islamic”, claiming that I’m headed for Hell?

What if…
…People just saw me, as opposed to my Natural/Genetic-Topography?
…the Muslims did not care whether I was Sunnī, Sūfī, Shī`ī, or Salafī?

What if…
…People respected & appreciated my Differences that Allah granted me, instead of curse them?
…People did not label me as the “Bad-Guy”, for defending myself, against Blatant/Harsh-Racism?

What if…
…we were just Unified as One, putting Ethnicity, Color, Culture, Dress & Pride aside?

If “What if” were a Reality…
…then, this World of ours would be such a Peaceful/Awesome-Place to reside!!!

Gareth Bryant/2012