Recently I met a visionary, a real fighter who is fighting for freedom! His support base is growing exponentially! They are poised to free our society from dark evils of casteism! He is none other than our friend Shahanshah Ansari ( www.dalitmuslims.com )!
Prior to that meet, in the past few times I came across write ups or talks that Brahminical Social Order (castes-sub castes- one could be socially high or Low due to ones birth) exists among Indian Muslims! Each time I rubbished it off labeling it a conspiracy to divide Indian Muslims! How wrong I was!
We met over Aftaar which was supposed to be an affair of half an hour but the discussion lasted few hours! The changes that discussion brought on; was colossal! I never expected followers of Islam; which earned a name for egalitarianism and attracted conversions all over the globe and turned in to more than one and half billion strong today; had copied the hated BSO(Brahminical Social Order) so devilishly in North India!! Brave Mulniwasi who embraced Islam in defiance of exploitive BSO are still in the same caste and still suffering from so called Brahmins (Shaikh-Syed etc) among Muslims!
It is a mater of shame!
What is more surprising- the intellectuals who support this hated system had written books in support and had quoted “Hadeeth”!
The worse is: Muftis who rush to issue Fatwas on nonsensical subjects never bothered to say a word on this Satanic practice!!
Here I would prefer to quote our beloved Prophet’s (PBUH) own words from his “Last Sermon”:
“All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. “
Sooner these micro minority Brahmins (Shaikh-Syed) among Muslim learn to respect every Muslim as brother; better for them!
Govt can play a very uplifting role here.Today the SC/ST/OBC has grown far better compared what was there status in 1947! This is due to reservation! Why the same formulae not been applied to Dalit Muslims in secular social democratic republic of India!
Do give it a serious thought!
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia