Miscellaneous topics- Fatawa- Manners- People's rights- (Fatwa6): Why there is casteism among Indian muslims ?

2012-12-07

Question:

Why there is casteism among Indian muslims ?
Why south Asian muslims are divided into Ashrafs ,Ajlafs and so on?

Answer

Assalam Alaikum Wa Rahmatoo Allah Wa Barakatoh,
We ought to differentiate between Islamic teachings and Muslims’ reality. Islamic teachings forbid any casteism, better yet Islam was against it and it put an end to slavery system, and Islam ordained equality between all human beings, as there is no superiority for an Arab over a non-Arab, and there are lots of texts to prove that besides the Islamic history.

Best regards