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  • These are suitable responses recieved by Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Centre on issues raised by the media.
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Thursday, 30 August 2007 13:40


The Daily News

Well done, Mr Mbeki - aiding Congo to get back on its feet. Now, how about doing the same for your immediate neighbour - Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe should perhaps be your priority. The country is turning into a ball of fire.

Don't wait for a Congo crises which ended in a disaster.

South Africa has the ability to lend its support to salvage the present
Zimbabwean situation.

Yusuf Bhai


Friday, 31 August 2007 11:06

Health Minister Manto

I refer to the many articles on Minister Manto.

As a South African, I am very disturbed by the daily barrage of allegations against the minister. The allegations on theft, excessive drinking and fired from her position when serving as a doctor in Botswana is definitely not a good image for South Africa.

Perhaps all the checking and the background should have been done before the appointment of such a high profile appointment. I only hope that this fiasco ends quickly and in a good note. Ironically, whenever there is some enquiry/inquiry then peoples’ past is under scrutiny and the situation turns ugly with all kinds of remarks and allegations. In fact, there were instances where statements were made without proper verification and as a result it caused unnecessary problems.

Ahmad Saeed


Monday, 10 September 2007 11:37



Media Response - Cultures

After having read about the piece on "Muslim Cultures" referring to a  three-day event, as a Muslim I feel the need to respond as a matter of clarity.

Islam is a way of life authentically traced through the Divine Scriptures of God Almighty -the Noble Quran- and the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). In other words, the culture of a Muslim is primarily based on these two sources. Islam as a religion should not be misconstrued with family traditions/tribal cultures, etc. that a Muslim may have. Often, people tend to label a following as part of the Islamic teachings which is incorrect. An example of this is the performance of a "dance" as part of the Muslim cultures' event and one would wrongly attribute this to something Islamic, whereas Islam totally prohibits any form of dance.

Ahmed Mohamed


Tuesday, 11 September 2007 11:34

Dog Fight

It is indeed very sad to note that "dog fighting" is alive in some parts of South Africa as your report states. One cannot imagine the cruelty and suffering that these living beings are going through. Obviously, they cannot express the mselves and are therefore defenceless.

The callous and ruthless behavior of people engaged in these terrible crimes probably see it only as a money-making tool , while others experience some sort of thrill from this. It does not make the least of sense inflicting pain and suffering to these creatures.

Don't these people realize that dogs also have life and feel pain? People who display such ruthless behavior should be brought to book and a total ban be placed on dog fighting in South Africa.

Join hands with the anti cruelty groups in support against cruelty to animals.

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