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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.

Tuesday, 24 July 2007 11:15

Monster Waves

Natural disasters are a constant reminder of a Power beyond our imagination - the Power of God Almighty.

Earthquakes, tornados, tsunamis, etc. are natural phonomenons that occur world over. It is unfortunate that many lives are lost and financial loss is incalculable. There is a strong message in each disaster that mankind should not forget - its utter helplessness before the awesome power of nature unleashed by God Almighty. Prayer, repentance, charity and goodwill towards all will bring relief from disasters. Let us all hold fast to good morals.

Wednesday, 25 July 2007 11:26

Teens and Cocaine

Teens and Cocaine


No matter where it emanates, i.e. from mixit, clubs, parties, etc. the problem is there and is growing at an alarming rate.

The children of our rainbow nation are exposed to this cancerous addiction. Unless something is not drastically done, the Aids pandemic will look like a small brother in comparison. South Africans need to strongly fight the scourge of drugs. Everyone needs to play their part. Parents are number one on the list. Schools, NGO’s, govn. , all have to put their full weight behind it.


How very sad in this age and time when the world is known to have advanced and is intellectually modern that such an incident takes place. Since the incident has occured in a predominantly Muslim populace country and the names are of Muslim orgin, it would be best to clarify to your readers that such practices are not Islamic and would be strongly condemned as customs outside the Islamic faith.

Islam fourteen centuries ago eradicated customs/traditions and paved a way based on pure Scriptures of God Almighty. It is unfortunate that incidents of this nature sends wrong signals to the larger community about Islam.

Friday, 27 July 2007 10:58

Bheki Cele-Shoot to Kill

Anyone with a little sense of understanding should not misconstrue the statements of Bheki Cele; where he stated that police need to protect themselves and not be made targets of criminal fire-power. Police don't go around shooting criminals outside the law.

With the number of dangerous criminal activities, one would not expect ordinary citizens to do the job of the police in protecting the community at large. Days are gone where compliancy in tackling crime is taken lightly; otherwise all of us would become soft targets. Police need to do their job for which they are trained - protecting society. A strong message needs to be widely publicized that fire will be met with fire. Ordinary citizens like myself, are now frustrated with the amount of violent crimes that prevail in our society.

Let not some of us call a bluff in the name of 'rights' of criminals while they are having a field's day harming innocent people. By the minute, South Africans are at a risk losing their loved ones. Let us think carefully in making South Africa a peaceful and loving country.

Wednesday, 01 August 2007 12:19

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is an example of a good ambassador to all fathers and mothers, who love their children and all children. His passionate and warm charm towards children should be seen as an excellent example to all South Africans.

As parents, teachers, elders and citizens we have a duty to the young ones to fulfill their needs in terms of their upbringing. With the increase in general violence and abuse, children have become part of some
horrific and inhumane abuse cases. The rate of incest and sexual assault on children is a common occurrence and surprisingly some people still take it lightly. What a sick world we are living in!

Let us all join hands and hearts in loving the nation's children which should be our legacy.

Friday, 03 August 2007 11:08

"TV-Turn off Week"

"TV-Turn off Week"
26 April 2007

With regard to the "TV-Turn off Week" encouraging people to watch less TV must have had some basis otherwise why would there be such a move. And the statistics I have read on the number of children in particular sitting behind the small screen is alarming. Besides becoming lazy & unfit, the bigger danger is becoming mentally lazy and inactive.

Although the campaign is primarily aimed at getting people to read more than watching TV, the small screen has destroyed the zeal for learning in children. Some programmes are so explicit & open, they are unsuitable even for adults but viewers entertained with all kinds of filth which rebounds on society. Society should consider Turning off from all violent programmes and all that is offensive in living a decent & moral life.

Ml Ahmed kathrada


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