Anjuman Islam, Hubli
Islamic Voice in South Indian Languages
Help for Mosque
Photographs in I.V.
This is with reference to the article “Anjuman Islam : The Nursery of Politicians” in Islamic Voice, July issue.
You deserve kudos for highlighting the games of self-serving politicians who are ruining a body of a 100 - year repute. The inertia of the community adds to the pathos. It is clearly the lack of accountability that has allowed these politicians to play with these institutions.
It would have been courageous on your part had you revealed the name of the Muslim MLC whose clumsy handling of the eidgah issue led to its developing into a controversial issue
Sir, Islamic Voice is read with avid interest by middle classes. Kindly bring it out in the four South Indian languages too.
M. A. Khan,
Sir, I have been working as a lady teacher in an English Medium School for the past 7 years. With my experience, I now intend to set up a school for poor Muslim girls that ensure adequate Islamic education apart from other routine education. However, there are no such instructions in Orissa, and I do not know how to go about it.
I therefore, call upon your readers for any valuable suggestions of or any organization working on the same lines.
#32, Ekamra Villas, PO. IRC Village,
Bhubaneswar-751015.Ph: (0674) 557202.
Sir, The small Muslim community of village Pachikapallam, 24 kilometre south east of holy town of Tirupati need a mosque for namaz and religious services. The area has 50 Muslim families covering 6 hamlets. The namaz is currently held in a thatched hut. A local merchant has donated a piece of land for mosque construction. But the villagers have no means to raise a pucca mosque. Can some philanthropists come forward to construct the mosque which is also likely to benefit travellers in the region. The donation can be sent to Madina Masjid Construction Committee, Pachikapallam-517569, Vedurakappam (Mandal), Chittoor Dist, Andhra Pradesh.
D.R. Althaf Hussain
Postgraduate student in MD,
S.V. Medical College, Tirupati-517507.
Sir, this is in reference to the article about Deendar Anjuman (Earthy People, Unblemished Past). These so called Deendars were propagating heresy rather than Islam. The founder was very much influenced by Qadiyaniat. He thought that prophethood is the best way to con the people. Lot of similarity could be found between Deendar and Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiyani. Both claimed prophethood. While Mirza claimed to have got wahi or divine revelation in Punjabi, Deendar claimed to have got the wahi in Kannada on the banks of river Narmada.
Even though it is not proven that they are anywhere connected with the attacks on the Christians, it is very important for the Muslims to be alert from the Anjuman-e-Deendar as they are trying to create fitna. I think we should not have any links with these heretics. Neither should we sympathise with them nor should we advocate on their behalf.
Sir, This is with reference to Mr. S. Haris' letter regarding prohibition of photographs. Perhaps the Islamic Voice readers should be aware of the contemporary need for visual record of events, things and happenings. The closed circuit TVs keep a watch over the congregation in the two holy Harams in Makkah and Madinah. Live telecast of namaz, Umrah and Haj is a usual feature. Photographs are the civilizational needs of the current age and must be used in the Islamic media too.
Ex-Director, Doordarshan, Mumbai.
Sir, This is with reference to arrest of certain activists of Deendar Anjuman in connection with the bomb attacks on religious places in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The swift arrests makes me remember a joke.
Three police teams from India, the US and France were sent to a forest as an exercise to capture a mouse. First the French team went and came out after 10 hours without any success. Then the US team went and captured a mouse within 3 hours. The Indian Police team captured an elephant within 30 minutes and when asked it was not a mouse, they made the elephant talk, and the elephant said "don't beat me, don't beat me, I am the mouse".
Our police belonging to two southern states and special forces are not able to catch hold of Veerappan for so many years, it cannot credit itself so fast for something, without proper investigations. This is a big joke.
Mirza Hakeem Baig,
Sir, Your editorial "Empty Rhetoric" very pertinently highlights the mindset of Muslim leadership who build their leadership by raising favourite emotional slogans. The main object of Moemin is nothing but to bargain with the Govt. for their own selfish gains. They will further enslave the community by becoming MPs, ministers, governors and chairman.
S. M. Mir, Sarvajanik Library
Sir, In June 2000 issue of your monthly, "The Gems of Morality" has certain discrepancies. Firstly it is always better to write the verse in Arabic script or much care is taken to transliterate it. The verse 28 of Surah Hijarat, Faqul Lahuma Qaulam Maisoorah has been rendered as Qulu Qaulam Maisoorah. Minor mistakes are found in two other verses too.
Shenoy Nagar, Chennai-600030.
The error is regretted. Editor