All the people in the world are divided as SUPERIOR or INFERIOR in the ‘caste system’. I am sure you must have heard about the Hindu caste system. If you haven’t then I’ll let you know. The Hindu caste system is very well known around the world in which there were four stages- The first were the Brahmins, the literate and influential then the Kshatriyas who were the soldiers then come Vaishyas who can also be called the middle-class people and last who were the most inferior, Shudras considered as ‘untouchable’.
This was applied in the Hindu government but besides this, our brain also has the same mind-set like their caste system. Don’t you realize how? Tell me, if you sit with your maids at your home? The answer is- No. This is because we think of them lower then us as they don’t have a status in the society. And in the same way the celebrities would never sit with us as they consider us having a lower status than them. Another example can be of America where the whites thought themselves having a higher rank than the blacks. But soon after a successful boycott the blacks received equal rights like the whites.
We grade each other in every part of life but what was it like before Islam? The rich used to rule over the poor people. Then when Prophet Mohammad PBUH came, he initiated the concept of equality and even while offering prayers the rich and the poor used to stand in the same row instead of looking at their status value. This is what makes Islam a widely spread religion.
Why has the caste system developed all around the world? Why can’t everyone live equally? No matter who is rich and who is poor or what their status in the society is. One day they all have to go to the grave which is their final destination. And they all have to face the Last day- the Judgment Day. We all are born in this place of Satan – a place of troubles. There is no such place in world where trouble doesn’t exist!
One alone can’t master everything. So, according to this we must understand each person’s value, as we will need them in our time of problems. If we all live equally there will be unity among ourselves and so we can tackle anything quickly!