I was reading about the Untouchables and caste system in India and it came to my mind the parallel caste system that we have in our “modern” industrial society, from the school system to corporate job title definitions.
Many Muslim parents have defined/dictated a set of study fields and occupations for their children. These choices (or restrictions) not only limit the potentials of their children but also lead to a narrow view to Allah’s Rizq (provision).
As if we have no future, unless we took that haram student loan, or bought properties using haram mortgages. As if our Rizq only comes during Jumaah prayer or only by working in haram businesses or jobs.
We, the caste members of the modern economic caste system, are far more outrageous than the Untouchables, because often time we lock ourselves into these “casted” job even that we can escape from them.
May Allah liberate us from being slaves to jobs or money.
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