Ok, I have too much to say to post a reply...
So heres my last rant and rave (PG18) about this whole thing..(and its purely my subjective point of view)...
FUCK Gaams...PERIOD! There I said it. I'm tired of people who want to please everyone for status' sake...but they can't please our Creator SWT.
For those who think that this Un-Islamic practice is still ok and socially acceptable...well then we might as well re-institute Apartheid...because that regime pleased some people too.
People want to know why there is no cohesion amongst the Muslims... its because of this fucking Gaam shit that we have allowed into our society. As Sheikh Salaama Said said: "The problem with the Muslims in South Africa lies in the divisions amongst them and the caste system. That is NOT Islam".
I took this excerpt from Trinity's Portal...
The concept of Race is a phalicy, because it was justified by biological factors that at they time, those people didn’t fully understand. Religion and Culture - the whole world even the academic community seems to misinterpret. It is NOT the same thing. We don’t get married in Indian Church. We get married in a mosque, or church etc. We get married in front of Allah (God). Your morals and values should be from your religion. The MI’s (Muslim Indians) should be looking for people who display Muslim values. Not someone who know the traditions of the Ghaam. Cultural laws can be learned. But people don’t realise that culture is constantly changing. Religion stays the same because it is defined by a specific set of laws. Culture is how we interpret those laws!!
So the way I see it...people chose to be either Muslim or Indian in this society.
I've always had a problem with those Jews that had the need for a Jewish state - as if to say that they weren't only Jewish by religion, but by culture and state as well, and that they were entitled to live seperately from the world because they were more superior then any other race.
Well guess what? This fucking Gaam shit is no different from Zionsim.
The problem with Muslims today is that they do not fear Allah SWT enough...because if we did, we wouldnt do half of the things we do....
If people truely Feared Allah SWT, they wouldn't be standing there and justifying every piece of shit that they've been fed throughout the years...and feel no shame.
Being a Good Muslim is not just reading your Quraan and Salaah and observing Ramadaan. It reaches beyond that...into your soul. Amongst many other things, being a good Muslim also includes the way you treat people and recognising that everyone is equal.
And I DARE anyone to challenge me on this...because you WILL lose.