Islamic Voice A Monthly English Magazine
Jamadiul-Awwal / Jamadiul-Akhir 1423 H
August 2002
Volume 15-08 No:188

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The Right Perspective
We dare not question the Quran
Shishu Mandirs vs Madrasas
Articles from non-Muslims
Communal harmony- Learn from the Sikhs
Study skills for high school children
Jinnah was a great Statesman
Short and Simple
Watch out, all of you there!


The Right Perspective

This is with reference to the write-up in the July 2002 issue of Islamic Voice (page No.16), that women can visit a graveyard. For a long time now, there has been objection to Muslim women visiting the graves of their near and dear ones on entirely baseless grounds. The write-up has clarified the issue and put it in its proper perspective. Muslim masses and clergy too should be enlightened about it. When my younger brother M.Shakeel Ahmed, a police officer was killed in the prime of his life in an ambush by the forest brigand Veerappan and his gang, ten years ago on 14th of August, 1992, my mother and my younger sisters were so profoundly shocked that they used to visit his grave once a month in a most dignified manner and in purdah to offer fateha and to console themselves as it was a terrible tragedy. But some Muslims and Moulvis took exception to it and asked us to discontinue the practice. It is all too easy for outsiders to advise others to control their grief, “but the heart knoweth its own sorrow”. Islamic Voice has helped us by clarifying the issue.

M. Jameel Ahmed
Mysore

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We dare not question the Quran

It is astonishing to note that people like Bashiruddin Babukhan blow their trumpet about their good deeds. Allah knows his intention when he declares that he gives Rs 10-15 lakhs in zakah. He also declares the teachings of Quran as a beaten track. The Quranic teachings are a revolution in itself which have been and will always be relevant to the need of the time. Let the gentleman in concern be reminded when Allah says in the Quran: “ Who was it who fed you when you were a thing not worthy to mention in your mother’s womb.” The same Allah has the requisite power to nourish and cherish us when we are born on this earth. Nature has its own way of maintaining equilibrium. Allah knows all of what we can never think of. Fear the Almighty before declaring his teachings obsolete. I request Bashiruddin Babukhan to read many books by Maulana Syed Abul Ala Maududi to widen his knowledge on Islam.

Syed Rehan Ahmed,
Calcutta

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Shishu Mandirs vs Madrasas

Madrasas these days have become the target to ridicule Islam and its idealogy. Labelled as dens of the ISI by the VHP, these ignorant band of so-called protectors of the Hindu culture have no idea of the contribution of these madrasas to the upliftment of the community. Right from the advent of Islam, the first Madrasa of Madinah “ Ashab-I-Suffah” to the Al-Azhar University in Cairo and the Darul-Uloom in Deoband, have been conveying the message of love and brotherhood along with imparting education on Islam. Before the saffron band points finger at the madrasas, let them realise that their Saraswati Shishu Mandirs are the places where the children are brain-washed with distorted history and their minds are poisoned by telling them cooked up stories about Muslim rulers. Here, even martial training is imparted and the youngsters learn to use the trishuls and lathis. So it is the Shishu mandirs which are dangerous, not the madrasas.

Obaidur Rahman Nadwi
Lucknow

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Articles from non-Muslims

I have been a regular reader of Islamic Voice for several years. Most of its contents are educative and inspiring. I suggest that there should be interviews with secular non-Muslim personalities and articles by such writers too. This will be a positive step along with sending free copies to non-Muslims. Islamic Voice should be in the forefront to foster the secular foundation of the nation.

K. A. Razak
Malappuram

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Communal harmony- Learn from the Sikhs

It was a commendable job that Islamic Voice did by giving good coverage to the noble deed of our Sikh brothers. The Guru ki Masjid that was handed over to Muslims (Creating history at Hargovindpur, Islamic Voice, May 2002), by the Sikhs is a gesture that is the best example of communal harmony. The residents of Jodhpur convey their joy and pleasure at this and in this gloomy scenario in the country today, this magnanimous gesture on the part of the Sikhs comes as a bright ray of hope. It is surprising that whenever there are any peace committees or meetings on communal harmony we hardly pay attention to our Sikh brothers or take the trouble to invite them over. I appeal to my community to consider the Sikh brothers as part of their own self and reciprocate their affection.

Kazi Mohammad Ayub
Jodhpur

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Study skills for high school children

A course, Learn-to-Learn (LTL) has been designed by me to benefit students who will definitely find this to be a novel idea. We have conducted this programme for a batch of 20 students and they have found it to be helpful in learning better at school. The contents of the course basically are reading techniques, preparing for exams, revising, time management and all this is done with a view to eliminate the need for tuitions and help students learn independently. Interested institutions (High Schools) may contact us for further details for conducting this programme.

Sabith Khan, Ph: 3374475,
sabithullakhan@rediffmail.com

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Jinnah was a great Statesman

I read with interest the book review of The Man Who Divided India by Rafique Zakaria. Jinnah is a great statesman according to me. There was the need to write a book on Pakistan after 50 years to clarify a whole lot of doubts about who really was responsible for the Partition of India. Partition has a long history and one man alone cannot be held responsible for it.

Rajendra
Kolar

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Short and Simple

I am a regular reader of Islamic Voice and I think it is the only good paper in India for Muslims and non-Muslims also. I am a student in Pune and I like all the articles as the language is very simple and written in a style that appeals to the common people.

Mohammed Rafi Surve
survemrafi@rediffmail.com

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Watch out, all of you there!

On one side, all of you out there at Islamic Voice say that you want non-Muslims to know about Islam, but on the other, you go on condemning other religions and maligning them and treating Islam as the supreme religion which is not right. So while spreading the word of Islam, do not look down on other religions.

Shidhore
cshekhar@bom5.vsnl.net.in

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