Sir, I bought the book entitled How to Become Rich authored by Dr. Mohammad Aslam Khan and published by Islamic Search and Research Foundation, Sharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. An advertisement had appeared in your monthly.
The author has reproduced the article entitled “Economic System in the Qur’an and Indian Muslims” which had appeared in Islamic Voice, May 1997 issue without providing reference or credit to the Islamic Voice or to the original author. However for editing sake, he has altered the title to “Concept of wealth for Muslims.”
Secondly, the essence of the book, in nutshell, is to become rich regardless of means. He has produced a list of Muslim film personalities under the title “Significant Rich Muslims” (P.84). On page 136 to 146 he has listed names of Muslim Qaumi Khidmatgars (social workers) state-wise. None of them is well-known. The author fails to provide any well-knitted stuff for the readers. The price at Rs. 225 is exorbitant. I believe such books can only make the author rich by impoverishing the readers.
Naushad Ansari, P.O.Box: 1797, BANGALORE-560017.
Sir, Profile of sister Dr. Taj Shaukath by Maqbool Ahmed Siraj was thought-provoking and informative. It is a matter of shame that the community girls are being pledged to the moneylenders while we, the people with status and resources, keep discussing the virtues of Islam in our drawing rooms. Obviously, the needy human beings part with their honour for a pittance. I hope such eye-opening articles will wake up the Ummah.
Basheer Ahmed Malik, Infantry Road, Bangalore.
Sir, I am an American Muslim sister married to a Pakistani (who migrated from India). We have no children of our own but have adopted a Pakistani orphan boy who is handicapped. We would like to adopt more boys. In this connection I have frequently been visiting websites of adoption agencies. In the limited experience of 10 months I have seen about ten Muslim kids being adopted away from India by non-Muslims in the US or Europe. There are many adoption agencies in India which do not feel any qualms in such exchanges. Why are not the Muslims of India making efforts to adopt these children? Look at what just one person, Alice Garg, has done in Jaipur. We should be doing more service than Hindus and Christians. I understand if any Muslim children are with adoption agencies (which do not care for matching religious affiliations), it is Wajib on the Muslims to adopt those children so that they do not become non-Muslims. And the expenses of adoption can be defrayed by Sadaqa and Zakath money.
Zainab Khan, email@example.com
Sir, I am studying Urdu. I have been searching for literature (novels) which have as their topic the sufferings of the people due to the Kashmir Conflict. So far I have not been able to find anything. Yet I am sure that this very sad and long story has been taken up by the writers. Can you please help me with some information as to where I could search more? Thank you very much in advance for your kind help. Best regards.
Maria Hager, Manuelstr, to, 3006, berne Switzerland, email: maria.hager.1@s
Sir, Your paper is quite informative. We the young Indian Muslims need corporate news about Muslim controlled public listed companies and their job offers. Why Indian Muslim businessmen do not unite to start public listed companies. Your paper should find out a way to unite Muslim businessmen to do something big.
Wasif, Kualalumpur, wnaheel@hotmail
Sir, I have read the article "Choose Degrees or Nikah" in May'98 issue . I was pained to note the statement of Ms.Mehrunissa Desai stating that daughters are denied shares in deceased parents property. How can a Muslim deny share to their daughter when Qur'an stipulates what are the shares for daughter and son in the residual property of the deceased parents ? To do something against the Qur'an amounts to rejection of the Qur'an and a Muslim steps out of the fold of Islam if he does anything against the command of the Qur'an. Probably this is due to ignorance.
This ignorance should be removed from their mind and they must be told the seriousness of violation and also about the Qur'anic rule on division of property of the deceased parent.
Sir, A friend of mine recently passed on to me April and May 98 issues of Islamic Voice.
It has impressed me for the wealth of information it provided on Islam. Your current approach towards Muslim problems, particularly concerning Muslim women, as depicted in your editorials, 'Best is the enemy of the good' and ' new power equation' are commendable and the need of the hour.
Kwaja A. Khalique, Geeta Colony, New Delhi.
Sir, I am a regular reader of your prestigious journal from last couple of years. I am highly impressed by your moderate and dawah oriented approach.
My hearty congratulations to Br. S. Abdullah Tariq for his logical and solid answers.
May Allah help you all the way.
Altaf Husain, Kashmir.
Sir, I am a regular reader of your Great Magazine. Splendid job you are doing, Masha Allah. I am now very happy to see the magazine on the net. Excellent - I do not have more words to express.
May the Almighty Allah (SWT) reward you and your family for this noble job.
K.M.I. Seyed Jaafar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sir, K.Naina Mohamed a rank student and an orphan. Wishes to pursue his studies in Law. He is working to meet the educationasl expenses.
Well wishers are requested to help him continue his higher studies. His address is K.Naina Mohamed, South street, KALUKERKADAI, Thiruppuranam (Via), Sivaganga, Hidayathulla, CHENNAI. (TN).