Imam As -Sadiq was approached by a Khawarij and asked the hand of a Syed Woman and Imam replied:-
“Your ‘‘kufv’ is in your own blood, your own ‘Hasab’ and your own people (Qoum) and positively Allah (swt) has kept Sadaqah away from us which is the dirt of the hands of people and we desist to include in that virtue given to us by Allah سبحانه وتعالى, someone for whom Allah (swt) has not given the superiority that he has laid down for us”.
Furooh – e – Kafi volume 5, Bihar – Al – Anwar,
Rasoom – Ush – Sharayya Fi Mizan Asharayya by Mohammed Hasnain Sabqi Najfi
Given the fact that according to Islamic Sharia (Shariat-Muhammadi which people call Fiqh Jafaria)
(i) Sadqa given by a non-Syed is HARAM to be consumed by Syed.
(ii) Sadqa given by a Syed is HALAL to be consumed for a deserving Syed
(iii) Sadqa given by a Syed is HALAL to be consumed for a deserving non-Syed.
(iv) Khums is only to be HALAL for a consumption by a Syed.
(v) Khums is HARAM for a non-Syed.
Note: i, ii, and iii above are also valid rules among the 4 Sunni Fiqhs.
Based on above quoted Hadith and Sharia rules (these Sharia rules are already emerging from the most authentic of traditions and Al-Quran) , here are a couple of technical questions:
Q1. A non-Syed gives Sadqa to another non-Syed. This non-Syed man's wife happens to be a Syed lineage. Now should this Syed woman be fed with a Sadqa of a non-Syed or she should make a separate kitchen for her own needs?
Q2. A person pays Khums to a Syeda woman. Her husband happens to be a non-Syed. Her husband is not entitled to the use of this Khums money. All the while the family is extremely poor. Wouldn't it create issues again which are detreimental to their family life?
Q3. Where does the ORDER of finding Kufv fit in a non-Syed and Syed marriage?
Q4. Where does the matter of superiority fit in?
Allahs (swt) says in Quran:
....Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other... 4:34
....Surely Allah chose Adam and Nuh and the descendants of Ibrahim and the descendants of Imran above all the nations. (Of all times)...
Combining the two, a Syed man can marry multiple non-Syed women but a Syed woman can not marry a non-Syed man just based on this superiority rule in Quran. Again combine the order of "Kufv" for a spouse; and things will get even more complicated.
This is not an issue of RACISM either
(adding one more dimension) - O you men! surely We have created you of
a male and a female, and made you tribes and families that you may know each other; surely the most honorable of you with Allah is the one among you most careful (notice TAQWA
); surely Allah is Knowing, Aware. .. 49:13
: Let's don't make it a issue of Black and White. There is a lot of evidence that suggests the discouragement of union of non-Syed man and Syed woman. There might be some instances which suggest otherwise too. Taqwa requires to be more closer to what is Mustahib than pick something which is neither mustahib nor makrooh.
: I did not quote all the numerous hadiths and Ayat about the superiority of:
Husband over Wife,
Impostance of Kufv,
Prophet's family being superior to the rest of humanity,
Ale-Imran (progeny of Abu Talib: this includes Jafar and Aqeel as well) being superior to the rest of humanity.
Edited by Waiting for HIM, 21 June 2012 - 11:46 AM.