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

January, 2006

On qunut, apostasy, shadowless prophet, breaking of wudu, maintenance and more…

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December, 2005

On sahih and non-sahih, juvenile delinquencies, nazr, consummation and many more…

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November, 2005

On troubling issues, hawks, game, love and istikhara, adultery and many more…

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October, 2005

On praising one another, originality, foul-mouthed imam, happiness and possessions and many more…

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September, 2005

On salam, supplication, love marriage again, blood test, charity and many more…

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August, 2005

On nun and hijab, hadith references, late marriages, marriage age and many more…

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June, 2005

On circumcision, women’s taraweeh, shia sunni, uncaring husband and many more …

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May, 2005

On Prophet’s existence, oaths, tests before marriage, genetics, following an imam and many more …

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April, 2005

On: Fatwa Off-line, Fossils, Those that bark, About love, and more

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March, 2005

On: In love with an old man, Italian & US Muslims, Sufism, Engaged, and more

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January, 2005

On: Halwa sweets on shab-e-baraat, In love with old man, Hussain(r.a.)’s murder, Jeans for women, Fourth marriage, Maslaks a uniting factor, Du`a, “Trust” needing help, and more

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August, 2004

On marriage and divorce, family dispute, knowledge of the unseen, islamic banking and many more…

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July, 2004

On post september 11, adultery, honey, dress code, ka’ba and zamzam, adultery and many more …

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June, 2004

On Ahmadiyas, chatting, jumu’ah prayers, mahdavis and many more …

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July, 2003

On another Bahisthi Zewar, Population control, signs of judgment day and many more …

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