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.
Human rights are conceived as universal and egalitarian. The sanctity of life, dignity, value and blood of every individual is something which all humans generally subscribe to.
The new owners of "Reggies" toy stores, Mr. Christian Larsen and Mr. Mohsin Mia, have gone on record confirming that Reggies toy stores have ended their relationship with the Jewish National Fund (JNF), an Israeli para-statal directly involved in Israeli human rights abuses against the Palestinian people.
Darul Ihsan Centre, a non-profit welfare, educational and Islamic organisation would like to place on record our absolute objection and opposition to TopTV’s application and intention to broadcast pornography via its satellite television network.
PUBLIC Protector Thuli Madonsela, in her recent address to business leaders in Stellenbosch, stated how corrupt government officials and the unethical business fraternity were siphoning large sums of public money by submitting false bills to government departments.
Unfortunately racism is common at all levels of social interaction and within cultural groups. It is not unique to South Africa; however it may be more noticeable here since we were exposed to decades of racism under apartheid.Racism comprises of a long list of things, inter alia, language barrier, skin colour, status, wealth, distinction, etc. In most cases we are blind to all these aspects of discrimination; therefore we need to fight these ‘disease’ at every level.Religious leaders and groups should take up the struggle against all forms of segregation. It would be worth mentioning that the Muslim community has a dedicated forum specially set-up to address issues of racism – it’s called the “Änti-Racism Education Forum”.
The reality in Darfur
The reality in Darfur is one big political game between the global powers. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out this reality. Conflicts like the Darfur crises are sometimes created and orchestrated for purposes of manipulation and coercion.
The truth will emerge one day.
Religion must be respected at all cost. Films, dramas, etc. of a derogatory nature on religion leads to mockery of that particular faith. This creates immense hostility within the followers of religion.Jesus (PBUH) is a revered messenger of GOD Almighty. Islam’s Divine Book – the Noble Quran – makes mention of Jesus (PBUH) in numerous verses expounding the sublime character of this great man.Muslims take strong objection against any attempts to denigrate any of the messengers of the Almighty. This is unacceptable and must be stopped at once.
South Africans horrified by the loss of innocent lives in countries like Iraq, were not too keen on the visit of Tony Blair to South Africa.The strong alliance Blair formed with Bush in attacking Iraq based on the unfounded weapons of mass destruction is nothing less than genocide. While Britain and South Africa may enjoy a healthy and strong trade relationship, our govn. must equally stand up to injustices committed by their trade partners. South Africa must be complemented for having stood firmly on the Palestinian crises. The same is expected in other situations of oppression & injustice.
Generally breast feeding is the best nourishment and prevention from many diseases.
Religions like Islam highly recommend breast feeding up to two years because breasts is best. In fact, if the mother is unable to breast feed then too it's recommended that a foster mother or breast feeding nurse be employed to feed the child - this shows the importance of breast milk for babies. Please encourage this practice through your columns.
All South Africans are entitled to retain their religious and cultural identities through respectable means, language is one powerful identity which is deeply embedded in the hearts of many many people.The axing of Eastern languages from our schools must be seen in the correct context. The department's argument, is the low number of pupils that make-up for classes which is understandable. As parents, let us then increase the numbers and encourage our children to participate in the respective languages according to the culture or religions they belong. In this manner the Dept. may be motivated to continue and sustain the classes.
It is strange that the media fails to mention all that is happening in Afghanistan (dominated by the US and its allies) who now carry the responsibility of all that happens there.The ongoing abuse of women, which is undoubtedly un-Islamic, is an indication that the occupation of Afganistan is failing miserably in terms of all the "grand" objectives that were pronounced for the country. Today, the US-occupied Afghanistan has become the number one drug producer in the world.
The sophisticated method used to peddle drugs is indeed mind-boggling. These unscrupulous people have even used school children to do their dirty work and worst of all, made drug addicts of innocent children. The public has to be vigilant and partner with the police in the fight against drug dealing otherwise our children could become write-off's and junkies in the future.
The problem of power shortages is far more serious than we actually think.Power shortages have become in the last year a genuine and serious problem; and in some areas a real crises with frequent interuptions. Is someone going to make a "killing" by selling generators like other countries? Maybe someone from the electricity dept. should explain the reasons to the public - to be verified by the experts.