Wednesday, November 30, 2005
The cast system in Pakistani Islam.It has been a long diatribe that Pakistan being an Islamic country had a casteless society, where as India being a Hindu state had a caste based society.The recent gang rape of a tribal Mukhtharan Biwi has ripped off the mask of this lie. Caste system is omnipresent in some form or other.In the GOD LESS CASTELESS USSR too the communists were treated far above their other brethren.In India at least by law we are a secular country and untouchably or showing any ill manner leave aside an assault towards any community ( specially the scheduled ones) is a major cognizable offence. The scheduled caste people in India have special rights and privileges viz., priority in Government Jobs, admission in educational institutions etc.,. Our current outgoing president belongs to the schedule caste by birth.Islam too is divided into, if not more, then as many sects as is Hinduism. Schisms, focusing first on disagreements over who should lead the new faith, and later, on matters of doctrine, began developing immediately after Muhammad's death in the year 632: Islam splintered into the Sunni and Shia sects, which always were at each other's throats; Kharijis, who provided the first major schism within Islam; Alawis, who broke away from the Shiites in the 9th century; Ahmadiyyahs, who believe their founder was a renovator of Islam, a position other Muslims consider to be heretical; the Wahhabis, who flay the rest of the Sunnis; the Ismailis, earlier known as the Hashishi or the Malahida ("impious heretics"); Druzes, whom most Muslims consider blasphemous since they declared that God was manifested in human form as the Egyptian caliph al Hakim Bi-amr Allah 1,000 years ago, and who do not accept new members and often pose as members of the dominant religion where they live; Salafis, Nusayris, Fatimids, Musta'lians, Qarmatians... and so on and so forth -- none of whom will be ready to give their daughters to men of the other sects. The founder of Sufism a liberal form of Islam was assainated.The visible face of Islam remains same over centuries that of EXCLUSIVISM.Hence today its become a PARIAH all over the world. People even remotely resembling Muslims are subjects of suspicion and investigation.