Islamic Voice A Monthly English Magazine

SHAWWAL 1424 H
December 2003
Volume 16-12 No : 204
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Letters To The Editors


Keep up the Contemporary Look
We and our silly Disputes
Islamic Voice - the Guide
Matrimonial Mess
More on Islamic Personalities
Zakat Contribution
Good Show

Keep up the Contemporary Look

Islamic Voice has a very modern appeal as it covers contemporary issues. Please keep this up. The write up on Muslim media organizations was good as it revealed how much the Muslims have been doing to get their voice in the media. Also please do not ignore Urdu publications across the country and also many international Islamic publications which have been doing service to the community.

Mohammed Ismail Bellary, Karnataka.

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We and our silly Disputes

Ramadan has passed by us and instead of making use of this holy month to worship Allah fervently, some Muslims engaged themselves in unnecessary disputes which is sad. Tarawih-is it eight or 20 rakats. During Namaz one can shake the finger or not. Is prayers accepted by Allah if the worshipper does not don the cap. Congregational supplication is fine or not, united dua during wedding is right or wrong. Of what use are these silly disputes? Can't we Muslims be united at least during the holy month of Ramadan? Is that asking too much? The holy Quran was revealed during the month of Ramadan and as Muslims we are duty-bound to spread this message to others. But how can we when we ourselves are so confused and complicate matters in our religion?

M. Gulzar Gingee.

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Islamic Voice - the Guide

I have worked as a journalist in Andhra Pradesh in Telugu newspapers, but have never seen such a brilliant publication as Islamic Voice. I learnt more about the Islamic world, peace , brotherhood and humanity through Islamic Voice. May Allah bless your efforts and through the publication, I am sure many people even among Muslims will be guided into Islam.

M.Ismail Baig Garla.

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Matrimonial Mess

This has reference to the matrimonial column in Islamic Voice. Why do you publish alliance for divorcees ranging from age 40 to 58? How many virgins they want to enjoy in the name of religion and wealth? In most of the matrimonial columns of Urdu and English journals published by Muslims, the advertisers are divorcees. In my opinion, you should not encourage such advertisers who want a 16-year old virgin girl at the age of 50 years. This is also a kind of prostitution and the only difference is that it is allowed in the name of religion. We should see Islam in its true colour. The problem is that we do not want to confront the so-called clergy on these issues as they are so busy in making Muslims their slaves. We Muslims do not think differently and we never try to modernise our society.

Khalid Dhanbad, Jharkhand

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More on Islamic Personalities

The first copy of Islamic Voice I read was in July 2003. You had published a beautiful article-"Stop Judging." This was very informative. Also the Journey to Islam story about a 14 year old girl was very touching. It is a good deed you are doing by giving narrations of the Prophet's companions in the children's page. Kids today really need such knowledge. Please publish more articles on personalities who lived during the time of the Prophet (Pbuh).

Mirza Mahefooz Baig Yavatmal, Maharashtra

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Zakat Contribution

I would like to bring to your attention the following contradictory statements in the November issue of Islamic Voice. In the Zakir Naik-Question hour, the answer to Q3(a) is " Yes a Muslim woman is allowed to give a portion of her Zakat to her poor husband . In "Facts about Zakat", under sub-heading "to whom Zakat cannot be given," part of item (3) reads- " .Zakat cannot be given by a Husband to the wife nor by wife to husband". As you can see there is a clear contradiction in these two statements. Please clear this issue in the next Islamic Voice.

Suleman Varvani. Nairobi, suleman@centralelectricals.com

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Good Show

The talk delivered By Dr Zakir Naik recently in Bangalore and organised by Islamic Voice was superb. He touched upon many thought-provoking issues and the question and answer session was the most interesting. Dr Zakir Naik answered all questions in a very convincing manner. Thanks to Islamic Voice for organising such a wonderful programme.

Khaleel Ahamed Tumkur

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