A “mistake” which never was
This letter is referring to the article on page 21 of Milli Gazette of 16-31 May 2014 (Books) where in it is said "that all trees in the earth were pen and seven oceans turned as ink, the words of ALLAH would not be exhausted. It is mentioned, as the Qur'an, 31-28. It is not correct. In Surah 18-Aayat 109 reveals the abovementioned fact. The Qur'an 31-28 says the creation and resurrection of mankind. Please issue a corrigendum in this regard in the next issue of MG.
M. A. Khan, Triandrum
MG: Our reference is correct though it is ayah no. 27 instead of 28 (Surah Luqman ) in the editions available in the Subcontinent. The same meaning is also mentioned in ayah 109 of Surah al-Kahf whcih you mention.
Rashid Shaz’s statement
I am happy that Dr. Shaz has discovered that the new rulers are human and have a human heart. This applies to Modi, Amit Shah and the new Muzaffarnagar MP, who instigated the last round of killings only eight months ago. May be we should now fall in line behind this President of the Milli Parliament and all march to Modi's residence and offer our unconditional surrender and total loyalty to Modi.
Prof. J.S.Bandukwala, Baroda
Prof. Rashid Shaz's endorsement of Modi is borne of his frustration with the religious establishment that is rightly or wrongly credited/accused of leading Muslim voters down a visible cliff. That is not a very healthy way of reprimanding our own people. Like a jilted lover, going out and shacking up with the enemy. There was never a handicap or legal disability for Muslims to build their own institutions and have their own political party/parties. Kejriwal has finally proved that it can be done, if the leader can build up trust. Even Muslims too can do it, though there has never been a general consensus that Muslim should participate in Indian democracy, not as vote-bank, not as king-makers, but to be the king. Just because we lost to the British a century and half back, should not make us zombies. If we are being treated as second class citizens, it is apparent that we chose to be second class citizens.
Ghulam Muhammed Siddiqui, (IDRAAK/ Mashwara) Mumbai - 400 050
Mushawarat Golden Jubilee
The best way for the Muslim minority community in India to safeguard their just and legitimate rights - especially with an avowed rabidly communal Prime Minister - is by strengthen the one and only Muslim umbrella organisation viz. The Majlis -e Mushawarat. Hence it is imperative on the part of Muslim individuals and organisations to see that the Golden Jubilee Celebration is a grand success
S. M. Pasha, Convener, All India forum of Muslim journalists, Chennai
Media's double standards
Every media (Print / Electronic) gave prime importance to the "CBI giving clean chit to Amit Shah in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case" news. But same media avoids Muslim's innocence even in case of the Muslims youth who languished years in jails and come out clean of cooked-up terror charges. This is media's sheer anti-Muslim character: when police arrests any Muslim on terror charges, media given prime importance but their innocence is blacked out by same media when they are acquitted by courts. The Indian media is dominated by saffron brains and that is why weaker sections’ voice is strangulated and injustices continue.
S. Haque, Patna
Muslim techie beaten to death in Pune
This is a very serious matter. Authorities in Pune and in New Delhi must see that the seven accused , belonging to Hindu Rashtra Sena, must be proceeded according to law. Muslims in India are passing through deep unease. I hope political considerations do not lead to a weakening of the case.
Dr. J. S. Bandukwala, Vadodara, Gujarat
Farooq Abdul Gaffar Bawani, Rajkot, Gujarat
Shazia Resignation from AAP
Shazia has been very ambitious and self centred so called Muslim Face of AAP although she was not. After Parliamentary Elections she could sense that AAP is passing through difficult time so she decided to part company with AAP. Now she will do the same as discredited Mufti Shamoon Kazmi ,the worst face of Muslims, has done , Very soon she will be joining BJP. After all BJP needs some Muslim faces. Her resignation at the time when Keriwal is fighting a battle of morality and is behind the bar just for speaking the truth, calling Gadkari one of the most Bharasts. If he is not Bharust then why was he removed from President-ship of BJP. Shazia should know that there are already many self centred Muslims in Que to gain favour of Modi.. Kejriwal is fighting for the corruption free system and shall finally win the war against corrupts. I appeal to all supporters of AAP to have patience as the future is always with truth. Kejriwal is great . We should not forget that only 60% of the total voters have casted their vote and out of the total vote casted Modi share has been only 35%, meaning there by that Majority( 65%) of Indian population rejected him which includes both Muslims and Non- Muslims: Shazia has been very ambitious and self centred so called Muslim Face of AAP although she was not. After Parliamentary Elections she could sense that AAP is passing through difficult time so she decided to part company with AAP. Now she will do the same as discredited Mufti Shamoon Kazmi ,the worst face of Muslims, has done , Very soon she will be joining BJP. After all BJP needs some Muslim faces. Her resignation at the time when Keriwal is fighting a battle of morality and is behind the bar just for speaking the truth, calling Gadkari one of the most Bharasts. If he is not Bharust then why was he removed from President-ship of BJP. Shazia should know that there are already many self centered Muslims in Que to gain favor of Modi.. Kejriwal is fighting for the corruption free system and shall finally win the war against corrupts. I appeal to all supporters of AAP to have patience as the future is always with truth. Kejriwal is great . We should not forget that only 60% of the total voters have casted their vote and out of the total vote casted Modi share has been only 35%, meaning there by that Majority( 65%) of Indian population rejected him which includes both Muslims ans Non- Muslims.
Prof. Shamim Ahmad
Rape of democracy
With the heady media coverage of Modi coming to power, it took sometime for the media to reflect on the import of Supreme Court verdict on the Akshardham attack case, which appears to be a fake case in a series of terror attacks apparently organized by Sangh Parivar, to stage a take over of democratic India through terror and subterfuge. Enormous efforts were made to first create a communal atmosphere targeting innocent Muslims as terror accused and at the same time to hide the fact of who was really involved in these terror attacks. When ever the word 'Hindutva terror' in contrast to Muslim terror appeared in media, a big hue and cry was manufactured to scare off writers who were convinced that other than Muslims were involved. The first casualty of this cover-up was the most elaborate murder conspiracy resulting in wanton assassination of SIT Chief Hemant Karkare, who had iron clad proof of those involved in the series of terror attacks and who was reportedly threatened by criminals if he dared to disclose the truth. The atmosphere of blame on Muslims was meant to consolidate Hindu vote in favour of Modi and BJP. As days pass, more and more details will emerge, as to how India's elections were sabotage in more than one way. Times of India has taken full fortnight to come out an opinion piece on Supreme Court's verdict on Akshardham case, with open question on Modi's role in sanctioning prosecution of innocent Muslims dragged in the case. Others like Bobby Naqvi of GULF NEWS has enumerated the entire series of terror attacks as a precursor to Modi victory. (http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/india-gets-a-new-hero-a-new-ideology-1.1338302). The open question is how Election Commission and other judiciary authorities will deal with this public rape of democracy in India. As matters stand only a massive people's movement will move the mountain.
Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai
All the Modi ministers seems easy going type they don't want any KASHT in life they are seen sitting on chairs and chitchatting They are all well off take for example Uma Harati she has failed as CM of Rajasthan Again she been given ministry you will see that she will fail again Modi will replace her
Dr AH Maqdoomi, Hydersbad
CBI, EC.... DM, intelligence alert
BJP & other saffron groups branded CBI as “Congress Bureau of Investigation”. On 8 May, BJP PM-candidate Modi charged that EC is not fair and and senior leader of BJP Arun Jaitley demanded removal of DMs and ECs unfair for election purpose due to threat perception BJP senior leaders, that fake threat perception was used to scuttle Modi's campaign. They demanded the proof of threat alert. The same bunch used “intelligence alerts” generated by home department intelligence and sent to Gujarat government that “terrorists” were expected to enter Gujarat with a mission to target Modi. Then Ishrat Jahan and others were killed in proven fake encounters.
S. Haque, Patna
Sirajuddin Quraishi's interview in TOI
The interview of Sirajuddin Quraishi with the Times of India, was in poor taste. He appears desperate to please Modi. Is it connected to Modi's strong language against the export of buffalo meat ? Sadly so learned a man as Dr. Javed Jamil is also going the way of Sirajuddin .Why do our rich and ambitious Muslims crawl before powerful leaders ? Atleast they must maintain some dignity.
Dr. J. S. Bandukwala, Vadodara, Gujarat
Farooq Abdul Gaffar Bawani, Rajkot, Gujarat
Kashmiri migrants and riot migrants
Central and state government give Rs. 6000 per month to every Kashmiri migrant and the government is considering to provide Rs. 10,000 per month raising 4000 more and state government has sent the proposal to central government. In Gujrat after 2002 pogrom, lakhs of Muslims migrated to safer places to save their lives. Still at least 15,000 families could not go back to their original homes. Similarly 30,000 Muslim families effected in Muzaffarnagar anti-Muslim riot victims are living in shelters and lakhs of Muslims migrated to save their lives due to Kokrajhar Bodo terrorists attack in which 45 innocent Muslims were killed. For these riots victims who migrated from their home to save their lives, why the same monetary help yardstick is not applied? Let justice-loving person file a PIL to provide justice.
S. Haque, Patna
Work hard your ideals are good Kejriwal you will be the next prime minister of India take good persons in the party and make contacts to the Aam Admi dr AHMaqdoomi Hyderabad 09/06 On the day of oath taking ceremony of the Modi government a major accident of rail occured and 40 persons died On the same day one plane crashed and a young piolet died .since then daily number of accidents are taking place .Tufan .rains and winds destroyed properties houses food grains electric poles etc Dalit girls inBadayun gang raped killed and hanged on the trees After this merciless crime same type of crime took place Media did not give the detaild yesterday 24 students of Hyd Engineering college drowned in the river Only 5 dead bodies could be recovered AChain puller snatched the chain of a lady MP This shows some Bhagwans are not happy with the Modi regime only the perfect jotishi will reveal the fact
A H Maqdoomi, Hyderabad
How to put an end to horrendous rapes
Horrendous rapes in Delhi are really a shame to India. The need of the hour is to undertake effective and stern measures to protect women. This is possible when the following stern measures are undertaken: 1. Police should register complaints of rapes without any delay and the number of women cops should be increased to 20% of the police force. 2. Fast track courts should be set-up to deal with rape cases and other sexual offences speedingly. Preferably there should be daily trial hearings. 3. There should be increase in the number of police patrolling vans. 4. There should be comprehensive verification of drivers who take students to schools and colleges. 5. Finally harsher and deterrent punishment should be given to the rapists. Such a harsher and deterrent punishment as suggested by The Times of India is chemical castration of the rapist.
Dr. M. Hashim Kidwai, ex-MP, Delhi - 110091
Qudsia Bagh to become Aggarwal Park!
Infront the gate of Qudsia Mosque, some people have constructed illegal temple by the name of Pracheen Baba Paataaleshwer Mandir. I am a witness that few years before there was no such construction. By chance last year when i was walking through that area i was shocked to see an illegal mandir construction rightly near infront of Qudsia Masjid gate. Who allowed this illegal construction? it should be investigated and illegal temple should be demolished by ASI & MCD to restore the legal status of Qudsia Mosque and Quadsia Park, near ISBT, Kasmiri Gate, Delhi. Similarly, there are recently constructed mandirs near Safdarjung's Tomb
(maqbra), New Delhi; and near Chaar Minaar, Hydrabad, Andhra Pradesh.
Dr. Usman Ahmed
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Is Hindustan land of rioters?
In Singapore, riot erupted in little India area. A bus was torched and a police van was overturned, ambulance van was damaged and fought with police. 33-year-old Indian Ramlingam Sakhiwel accepted his crime of riotering in court (Press Trust / 8/05/14). In India, 73000 riots killed lakhs of innocent people and many lakhs of houses were destroyed. In one day three thousand Sikhs were killed in Delhi. Narendra Modi’s lieutenant Amit Shah branded Azamgarh as “den of terrorists” (07/05/14). BJP senior leader V. K. Malhotra called Jamia Nagar “Den of Terrorists”. Saffron Brigade targets AMU as "atankwadion ki paathshala” etc. If this argument is correct and saffron brigade extract benefits from this argument, then are they proud to be Hindustani rioters and Hindustan is a land of rioters?
S. Haque, Patna
Guess who came to dinner…
Kokilaben Ambani also at President's dinner after three generations of Ambani family privileged to be invited on oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister Corporate influencing by India's richest Ambani family at Rashtrapati Bhawan is evident from presence of Kokilaben Ambani even at dinner hosted by President Pranab Mukerji on 26.05.2014 in honour of new Prime Minister, his ministerial colleagues, visiting foreign dihnitories and some others, after complete three generations of Ambani family were seen attending oath- taking ceremony of Prime Minister Narender Modi at a time when list of 4000-odd privileged ones had to be miserly selected out of too many aspirants eager to attend the historic event. Presence of Mukesh and Anil Ambani could be justified because of their influencing role as India's leading industrialists. But giving too much importance to Ambani family by Rashtrapati Bhawan is not proper and needs to be avoided at least for future. Rashtrapati Bhawan should give clarification on over-importance provided to one single (Ambani) family at such important events.
Madhu Agrawal, Chandni Chowk, Delhi
They are jewels - Take care of them
Mozzamil Khalil son of a loco pilot, Central Railway, Nagpur, student of Central India Public School, Kamptee (sub-urban of Nagpur) emerged as topper in Xth class examination with 99% marks in recently declared CBSE examination result of Nagpur Division (Chennai Region). In another eent the life of laughter of an employee at the meet shop Miss A. R. Noorjahan has been tumultuous celebrations as being proud of receiving SIX GOLD MEDALS as an Organic Chemistry Post-graduate topper at Bangalore University. For five years long Noorjahan laboured hard day after day while her father Abdul Rafique toiled to bring few thousand rupees at home. It is to be noted that after possessing diploma in education she started working as a teacher but could not resist the yearning for higher studies and joined a college to complete B. Sc. By meeting financial requirements through tuitions and UGC scholarship. Similarly in Nagpur Division of CBSE, near about more than 30 Muslim students successful scored marks each more than 90 to 95%. In Xth and XIIth examinations respectively which is an encouraging sing prevalent in almost all the Indian states as far Muslim students are concerned. However, no centralised co-ordination committee or organisation or the non-availability or state level similar organisations run by members of Ummah minimise the scope of success because of various reasons. It is therefore necessary that the community and its well-wishers should come out from the net of regionalism and must work jointly at National level for the budding.
Faheemuddin, Nagpur - 13
Shazia Ilmi’s resignation must be condemned!
Rising Sun is worshiped and sinking ship is deserted at the earliest. This is what Shazia Ilmi did, but she forgot that such sayings are not applicable to founder members of any party or organization! What a pity! Shazia has no patience or too eager to enjoy if any benefits were proposed to her by any body, It cannot be said that if she had any temptations and offers from any side? Even if it there is nothing like this she ought to have waited for Kejrewal. Needless to say that BJP & Congress have joined hands against AAP, as AAP is dead against Corruptions, Communalism and Capitalism, hallmarks of both the parties!
Rashtriya Hindu Andolan and Hindu Janjagruti Samiti’s campaign
While we should condemn these Hindutva outfits for flexing their majoritarian muscles in the wake of BJP's election victory, we must also admit that disturbing the sleep of non-Muslims in pluralistic societies is not in the best Islamic tradition. By resisting sensible changes that progressive Muslims themselves should have proposed, we have yielded the higher moral ground to fascist organizations like the RSS, VHP and Rashtriya Hindu Andolan. Prayers should be private, unobtrusive and quiet. Both Muslims and Hindus tend to be noisy in their religious rituals, but Muslims disturb the sleep of others on a daily basis.
Ghulam Mohiyuddin, New York 12804
Murder of the Muslim techie
A Muslim youth was killed mercilessly by Hindu Rashtra Sena .He was innocent he did nothing on face book but killed him by accusing him .Now the Raj Dharm be followed and all the killers be hanged If it is not fulfilled The God of All gods will retaliate in His own way See the different calamities coming across one by one
AH Maqdoomi, Hyderabad
Election (?) results
Can Muslims in India, who do not have one unanimous leader, say anything except "Innaa Lillaah... regarding the last L. S. election (?)
S. Akhtar, Khanpur, Gujarat