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Letters to Editors

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.

The Daily News

I refer to the lighthouse draped with the condom. The idea was well short of any wisdom whatsoever.
The “condom” marketing driven by the government by dishing out so many millions of condoms was indeed an error.

The Daily News

“No mercy for reckless drivers” sufficiently should scare any driver except South African drivers. The Department of Transport as well as the Traffic department have for a long time issued and announced the “Zero Tolerance” - “no nonsense” attitude.
The Daily News
I am responding to the article “Clean up, Zuma tells mayors” (21.10.2009)
As South Africans it may take a very long time to forget the past – the apartheid era. The pain and suffering is too deep and only time will heal the situation.
Monday, 19 October 2009 07:34

Media Response - Mr Malema Attitude

Recently self-acclaimed peoples' spokesperson, Mr Malema has broken the South African record in making controversial and inappropriate statements especially in public.

Thursday, 10 September 2009 08:27

Media Response - “Pants Woman in Court”

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The Daily News

In response to the article, “Pants Woman in Court”, what people and the world need to know is the religious tolerance and respect. In this case, it’s Islam (unfortunately Islam has been on the receiving end for a while), despite the great number of reversions to Islam.

Many a times it’s the reporting that stirs the pot and one can imagine the speculation created thereafter. People are obviously entitled to their own opinions but not at the expense of religion. The wearing of jeans in a particular place is unwelcome and thereby signifies unethical behaviour – exactly, this should be respected. The problem is everyone is expected to follow the West, which has taken a spiral turn and nothing is good except the way of the west.

M Mota




Thursday, 10 September 2009 08:24

Media Response - Islamic month of Ramdhaan

The Natal Witness

As the Islamic month of Ramdhaan approaches, I would like to enlighten
your readers, Muslim and non Muslim, about the reality of this month.
In the past, this month has been described as a "month of Fasting".
This is true, but there is a far deeper description to this month.

The success of this month for each individual can only be gauged by
the good effect that this month of worship and prayer brings about in the
person. His Creator clearly explains what the expected outcome from
this adherence should be in this translated verse of The Holy Quraan:
"Oh people who Believe, Fasting has been prescribed compulsory upon
you, just as it was prescribed upon those before you SO THAT YOU

Taqwa cannot be translated by a single word in English. However, its
meaning encompasses the following qualities: "Righteousness, Piety,
Fear of your Creator, Abstention from and prevention of Evil,
Practicing and enjoining Good."

From this we understand that Ramdhaan is not merely being good for a
period of a month, but rather it is a Holy Exercise that is designed
to bring about a change in a person that will benefit him/her and
his/her fellow humans. As much as he/she person becomes a better
Muslim, he/she also becomes a better person in all aspects of his/her
life, even in the interaction with others. Deceit, hatred,
discourtesy, inconsideration and all other vices should be eradicated
from a Muslim's life in totality.

I enjoin all Muslims to make a firm conviction to make this Ramdhaan
be a Ramdhaan that brings about Goodness in oneself and for others as

Muhammed Omarjee on behalf of Darul Arqam-PMB)


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