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Media Response

The Media Desk contributes local, national and international news articles for the website and also focuses on news content of the Muslim world. etters commenting on broad issues are also regularly sent to the editors of newspapers Below are a few letters which were sent by the Media Desk and published in newspapers. Bias and negative reporting against Islam has become a very real phenomenon in the media, especially in the international press.

The Darul Ihsan Media Desk primarily monitors the media for Islamaphobic (anti-Islamic) comments and anti-Islamic sentiments made in the mainstream media and interacts positively with media portals conveying the Islamic perspective.

Wednesday, 29 August 2007 11:25

Price Hikes

While price hikes of basic necessities have soared at an alarming rate with
little impact on some people (the rich), the majority are really feeling the
pinch. The escalation of food prices has caused havoc in the lives of many,
the poor are getting poorer, hit by waves of price increases and shadowed by
the high rate of unemployment.

It is time to reflect on the sad and pitiful state of the poor people and
consider their plight as the situation gets worse, day by day. Unemployment
has further exacerbated the suffering of many South Africans. Too many are
living below the poverty line and the government needs to address the issue
as soon as possible.

As a start, may I suggest that food outlets install baskets at entrances for
customers to donate food items to assist the neighbourhood community.

Ahmed Mohamed

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


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