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MONTHLY    *    Vol 12-06 No:138    *   JUNE 1998/ SAFAR 1419H

email: editor@islamicvoice.com

READER'S COMMENTS


'Beware of Media Hype'
Concept of God in Sikhism
Thought-provoking
Desist from rebelling Trends
Aurangzeb banned Sati
Medical Notes too
More Political
Young Achievers


'Beware of Media Hype'

Sir,

Your editorial ‘Beware of Media Hype’ (January 1998) was excellent. Hope the Muslims will not be guided by sycophants.
Anwar Hussain, Guwahti University, GUWAHATI. (ASSAM)
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Concept of God in Sikhism

Sir,

The article 'Concept of God in Major Religions -II' in Islamic Voice, March 1998 was interesting.

It is not correct to say that Sikhism is an offshoot of Hinduism. Guru Nanak was of course born in a Hindu-Khatri family. But Sikhism is Sikhism, caste or religion is not based on birth. Guru Nanak himself declared that Na Ham Hindu, na Musalman (I am neither a Hindu nor Muslim). Nor was Guru Nanak influenced by Islam, Muslims or by Sant Kabeer. Among those who were influenced by him were Muslims as well as Hindus. There is only a remote chance of Guru Nanak having met Sant Kabeer. Muslims called him peer while the Hindus called him Guru.

As for five Ks followed by Sikhs, particularly, Kesh (hair) and Kangha (comb), I have proof that the holy Prophets, Hindus rishis, avatars, all had uncut hair and all maintained and respected head hair and moustaches.
Gurdial Singh, Model Gram Ludhiana
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Thought-provoking

Sir,

The Islamic Voice editorial April 98 issue 'Best is the enemy of the good' was thought-provoking. It carried lot of insight for those who think of living as Muslims in a plural society out of tune with your monthly's trend.
A.A. Khan, Jayanagar, BANGALORE.
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Desist from rebelling Trends

Sir,

Your April issue was superb as it should be Islamic Voice has come to be something of which we can brag about among our Muslim friends abroad. Its agenda and coverage are quite exhaustive and it leaves little to suggest or remark.

However, a thorn in the flesh has been your continuing dilemma over trivia as religious conservatism, family planning, newspapers without photos, congregations without women etc., (See your editorial of April'98). These are not trivia as they have been best resolved by our Ulema and accepted by the Ummah. It would have been alright for a teenager or a rebel without a cause to kindle them and keep himself afloat on these issues. But not for a balanced and mature periodical like Islamic Voice. Hence I request you as a well-wisher and reader to desist from stimulating rebel trends to consequently split your readers and this Ummah.
T.V.A. Abdul Malik , Madurai.
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Aurangzeb banned Sati

Sir,

This refers to the review of book "Sati Saga of a gory practice" by Razeena Ayesha in Islamic Voice, May 1998. India media made Ram Mohan Rai champion who abolished this evil. But the fact is different. It was emperor Aurangzeb who banned Sati in 1659. Historian Akhilesh Jaiswal has provided authentic historical evidence in his book Aurangzeb : His Relations with Hindus published by Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Patna.
Shamimul Haque Mahendru, Patna.
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Medical Notes too

Sir,

April issue of the Islamic Voice was good indeed. Why do not you open a columns for Medical notes too. I have homepage. Interested people can visit it http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Vill/1504.
Dr. Sharieff
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More Political

Sir,

The April issue of the Islamic Voice was a bit more political in coverage. I would suggest you to include more Islamic knowledge than the political one.
Azad Alam Kherani,
alam@protocol.ece.iisc.ernet.in

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Young Achievers

Sir,

The article on Young Achievers in my opinion is totally redundant. It is of no use as I can see. It is not inspiring nor does it help anyone to go abroad. Should we spend meagre media resources on such items? I respect Islamic Voice and would like it to be educative and informative.
Sameen.khan@pd.infn.it,
Sameen Khan , 66 Via Belzoni, 35131 Padova, Italy.

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