Islamic Voice A Monthly English Magazine

Shaban 1424 H
October 2003
Volume 16-10 No : 202
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Letters to Editor


Check Your Facts Please
Child Beggars in Saudi
Exposing the Truth
Some Wise Advice
Matrimonial With No Dowry Tag

Check Your Facts Please

I am a regular reader of Islamic Voice. I went through the article- "Reckless Nepotism undid Good Work" Here you have mentioned that Mr Rahman Khan had given loans to his kith and kin and even mentioned the list which is not the right thing to do. I used to think that your paper is truly Islamic, but sadly you are also going towards Yellow Journalism. We have been taught that before talking ill about others, we should verify the facts from both sides and then come to the conclusion. But from your report, it seems that this was not done. Infact, you have been reckless while accusing Mr Rahman Khan. It is a biased report and completely one-sided. You have said that you do not intend to malign anybody and you would publish any other version if it is backed by concrete proof. I would like to know what that concrete proof is. You have not mentioned anybody, but only Mr Rahman Khan and claim you are not tarnishing anybody. In the eyes of Allah you have sinned. If you claim to be responsible and Islamic, you should have been supportive in the case of the Bank rather than raking up the issue when everything was just settling down. It is a shame that you are trying to come into the limelight by publishing this article. Your duty was to bridge the gap between Muslims, but you have only caused damage to the community by doing this.

Syed Ibrahim
Bangalore.

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Child Beggars in Saudi

I was astonished to read in the July 2003 issue of Islamic Voice that about 69 per cent of child beggars are Saudi. Saudi has kept hundreds of billions of dollars in security bonds of the US and other developed countries. The Kingdom has been prospering and lavishly spending on many projects with the help of overseas technocrats. Then how come the local citizens are begging on the streets?. Are the rulers doing the right things as guided by the Quran where equality for all citizens is advised at many places?. Is it not un-Islamic to keep funds in foreign countries when its own citizens are starving and begging?

B. Diwakar
Pune.

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Exposing the Truth

The report-Amanath Bank Episode was an eye-opener. It was your duty to bring out the real facts about the Bank's health. You had praised the bank to heavens in the past. While the Urdu newspapers are still full with paeans of the new chairman and the bank, Islamic Voice has etched to relief the sad ongoings within the bank. It's time that the people behind the Al-Ameen group and Amanath bank clean up their act and rid their institutions from favouritism and corruption which has caused widespread anger and hatred for them among the general Muslim folk. As a well-wisher, I want the new chairman to take hard-headed measures to nurse the bank to pink of health. Islamic Voice should keep up such reporting.

S.M.Abdur Razzaque
Bangalore.

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Some Wise Advice

I have read many issues of Islamic Voice so far. Here are few suggestions. Kindly make the front page free of all advertisements. In your articles, at times photographs of women without the hijab are published. Try to avoid this. Sometimes you praise the honesty of our Muslim social workers to great heights. Avoid this. The defaulters list along with the Amanath Bank article in the September 2003 issue was in bad taste. All of us know that all banks run by Muslims have collapsed since the people at the helm of affairs have forgotten Allah and are conducting themselves in the wrong way.

K. Mohamed
Tumkur.

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Matrimonial With No Dowry Tag

I am a regular reader of Islamic Voice. You are well aware that Muslims have been suffering from the malpractice of "Dowry" in marriages. You are doing a great service by publishing the matrimonial ads, but here you do not mention about the evil of dowry. Educated and employed Muslim bridegrooms hardly agree to solemnise their marriage without taking cash and kind in lakhs. While publishing the matrimonial ads, you must mention about the dowry demand and the need to avoid this evil practice. We belong to the tribe of greedy and hypocrite Muslims who do not practice what they preach. Let us see how many Muslims come to you with "no dowry" advertisements. You must mention this in bold letters against each entry, otherwise it will be construed that Islam grants acceptance of dowry as condition for marriage.

Nazish Ansari
Dhanbad
Jharkhand
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