Hashim Amla stands with Lungi Ngidi, a South African fast bowler who has taken a stand against racism. The former star cricketer of the country thinks that everyone should take a stand against caste discrimination. He also gave a clear religious explanation of his position.
Amla wrote on official Instagram, ‘It is known in Islamic tradition that the first human Adam (AS) was black. As a result, all people have a root relationship with this caste. And as black, everyone has to maintain zero value. ‘‘This makes it even clearer for those who believe in their black lineage that blacks dominate whites or whites dominate blacks or any other race. Yes, all this is nothing but true confusion. ‘ Concluding this Hashim Amla also take and step against racism and stands with his teammate Lungi Ngidi.
Mentioning himself as a witness to such a thing, Amla added, ‘However, many of us, including me, have faced this confusion. And there are so many weird all-around stories. Which makes the initiative taken by young people like Lungi Ngidi commendable. Thank you brother, thank you to all the others who are joining this movement on their own initiative. ‘
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Waking up to 100s of messages on my whatsapp is a usual occurance especially with the introduction of whatsapp groups. Most of the time it’s not serious stuff but I now know that being offline for a day(for whatever reason) can throw you into a storm unwittingly. Well… here’s my (latest) weather report The Black Lives Matter (BLM) campaign has relevance for everyone. Why? In the Islamic tradition it is understood that the first man, Adam (peace be upon him), was of dark skin henceforth all of humanity have deep roots to this proud heritage and should have zero qualms in being refered to as black. This make it even clearer for the person who believes in their black lineage that the imagined superiority of whites over blacks or blacks over whites, or one nationality over another, is simply delusional. Yes that’s right- nothing but delusional. However many of us, including myself have bore the brunt of these delusions and have crazy stories to tell which is why it makes it even more admirable to see exceptional youngsters like @lungingidi doing his bit to represent us all. Thank you brother and all those who stand up for just causes in their own way-publically and privately. I speak for myself and those who share this belief that the end product of being racist is only self destruction and social change. There are oppressed people here in this country and the world over, of all colours and walks of life, cricket included. However the darker skinned people have had the worst of it. Some may convince themselves otherwise but you have to ask yourself – are those who know the same as those who dont know? Justice for all is the only true justice that will bring peace and anything else is sadly delusional. So why is Black Lives Matter relevant for us ?… because we are all black (to me anyway). I stand with all those who are oppressed. And I stand with @lungingidi (again). This pic is from his debut in January 2018. #bigmanbigsmile #istandwithlungi
The first man to be created as a Muslim from the place of religious belief is called Hazrat Adam (AS). Because he was black, no matter what caste people are born with, according to the bureaucrats, they are also black. As a result, the 36-year-old former cricketer said that he should join the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, ‘Why is the Black Lives Matter relevant to us? Because we are all black (I think so anyway). I am with those who are oppressed. I support Lungi NGD. ‘