Letters


It is commonly believed that humor has no place in religion. But answers to “Letters to the Editor” demonstrate that a toe-hold can be created not only for humor, but also for various literary features that generate interest.In turns, cool, witty, uncompromising, provoking, tough, forthright, humorous, yet educative – the answers have demonstrated that religious discussions need not be high and dry boorish.


While tender, emotional, and Eastern minds feel offended by some answers, many broad-minded readers have repeatedly suggested their publication in book form. Rather than feeling offended, the reader might remember that this is a new genre of writing, a new experiment in religious literature, and that we live in a world which is increasingly in short supply of delight.


Letters to the Editor

October, 2013

On blind following, an old question, on board, fard definition, mutual funds and many more…

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September, 2013

On weak Ahadith, ‘Talaq’, Dreams, Accidents, Mawdudi and more.

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January, 2013

On ‘Fard’ and ‘Wajib’, Authority, Sects and Divisions, Interest Amounts, and more.

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November, 2012

On ‘kissing the feet’, group dhikr, chatting on the internet, Hadith rejecters, and more.

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October, 2012

On ‘Shaikh Google’, working in banks, Islam and Hinduism, share-trading, Feminism, and more.

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December, 2010

On ‘Qur’an in English’, hostel life, true repentance, comparative religion, and more.

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November, 2010

On surrogacy, great escape, awrah, iddah laws and more …

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October, 2010

On cell pals, insults and abuses, driving away starvation, taraweeh prayers and more …

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September, 2010

On muslim political leaders, dating, scheduled caste, sharing dias and many more…

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August, 2010

On niqab and jihad, a cap on discrimination, which is sahih work, solomon’s temple and more …

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July, 2010

On images, on 4 madh-habs, songs and dance, islamic banking and many more …

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June, 2010

On da’wah, a martyr, he or she and more …

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May, 2010

On mainstream indians, kaniz and laundi, nikah on phone, mercy killing and more …

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April, 2010

On shari’ah compliant insurance, interest-free economy, pornography and more …

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March, 2010

On explaining differences, USA foreign policy and bedridden

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