Islamic Voice A Monthly English Magazine
Zil-Hijjah / Muharram 1423 H
March 2003
Volume 16-03 No : 195
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Reader's Comments


Take Kashmiri Muslims to Task
Islam-the Greatest Religion
Damaging Fatwas
Change for the Better
Kudos To Islamic Voice


Take Kashmiri Muslims to Task

It appears to me that Islamic Voice is repeating the past mistakes of the Muslim media and leadership in its appeal, that has made many Hindus angry- "The community can extend help to the poor Muslim Kashmiris as a service for which they will be rewarded by the Creator." (Islamic Voice, Muslim Perspectives, Jan, 2003). In the early 1990s, the Indian Muslim community was gathering finds for ethnically cleansed Bosnian Muslims, while doing little to help India's very own Hindus driven out of Kashmir Valley by Islamic extremists at about the same time. Indian Muslims need to show through deeds beyond lip service that they care about the majority Hindus and that they oppose Islamic extremists, be it from Pakistan or Kashmir-targeting "infidel" Hindus. Let me remind that the Kashmiri Muslims brought most of the hardship they and the rest of India face all by themselves. Kashmiri Muslims, especially the ones in the Valley are mainly responsible for the ongoing insurgency there. Also Kashmiri Hindu Pandits were enmasse driven out by the very same Kashmiri Muslim population from the Valley way back in 1989.

A more sensible appeal from you would appear long these lines: " The community can extend help to poor Muslim Kashmiris and Hindu Kashmiris as a service for which they will be rewarded by the Creator. We also appeal to Kashmiri Muslims to stop supporting terrorist elements and create conditions for a secular India."

The terrorism in Kashmir is also making Hindus view Muslims in rest of India with increasing distrust and suspicion. This is one thing Islamic Voice and the Indian Muslim community needs to emphasise and take Pakistan and Kashmiri Muslims to task.

Moorthy Muthuswamy
New York
moorthy@charter.net

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Islam-the Greatest Religion

I am a regular reader of Islamic Voice on the Net. I am really very much grateful to you that you are giving us information about Islam and the Muslim world. We now realise the greatness of Islam and its culture. Many new and interesting facts about Islam are really worth reading. The excellence of this religion cannot be expressed in words. Please accept my heartiest congratulations for this service.

Mobashir S Ali
Lucknow

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Damaging Fatwas

The greatest harm has been done to the Muslims of Gujarat by the Fatwa given by the mufti there during the elections. Why on earth should religious heads take to politics? They are only dividing the Muslims there by compelling them to isolate themselves from the Hindus.. The Sangh Parivar is on the other extreme preaching hatred towards Muslims. In both the communities we, have elements who are bent upon destroying the fabric of India.

A M Fazluddin
Bangalore

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Change for the Better

The new, improved format of Islamic Voice is better as it is easy to handle and preserve. But the half-page advertisement in the front page can as well be taken inside in the colour pages leaving more relief and space for important news from the Islamic world. The language of Islamic Voice is simple and elegant and this should be the driving point for many readers to get hooked on to the publication.

K A Razak
Malappuram District

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Kudos To Islamic Voice

Thanks for introducing the E mail service in Islamic Voice. In times of crisis when most free service providers are shutting up, I see this as a great example that you setting.

My dream since a long time has been to see a Muslim Portal and a nice presentation that could be there in one such portal, without publicity and simple to use. With the millions of Dollars that our Saudi and Gulf brethren dump into the US and European Economy, they can do a simple thing like buying a domain name. Do a search on the Internet and you will come across domain names that sound like Quran.com et al and you will get into a site that says just the opposite of what is there in the Quran. I wonder that with this much of resources is it not possible for us to buy the entire domains containing the words that relate to Islam and put a standard content in them.

I hope that one day people in your organisation or somewhere else who have an understanding will come out with a viable venture that will satisfy the communication needs, not only for the Muslims but for the majority of world with services, and reach comparable to the Yahoo and other mail providers.

Anyway I have grown up with Islamic voice and it is nice to see it on web when I am far away from home.

Syed Sharique Ahmad
Paris
sharique.ahmad@islamicvoice.com

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