ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Muslim Caste Theory and Practice

Muslim Caste: Theory and Practice A R Momin Caste and Social Stratification among the Muslims, edited by Imtiaz Ahmad; Manohar Book Service, Delhi, 1973; pp 256; Rs 35, IT is one of the most tragic paradoxes of Islam that many of its cardinal tenets were thrown overboard by its own followers, Islam arose as a revolutionary ideology based on the twin premises of the unity of Cod and the brotherhood of mankind. It had a universalistie character since its message was addressed to the entire human race. It recognised no distinctions based on birth, caste and class. It was this broad humanistic outlook of Islam, its tolerance and egalitarianism which attracted millions of people to its fold.

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