An old reader writes…
I was a reader of Us magazine when I was kid and used to write poems for Poets’ Corner.
Then I switched to another mag for some reason. After a long time, I started reading Us again, I found so many things have changed over the years. There used to be 24 pages, but now there are 16. The content, as a result, has suffered. Can you please add a table for content? Even one on the cover would work. And please, please increase the number of pages.
S.Nida Shah Bukhari, Rawalpindi
I have been missing art work on the back page. It used to be quite regular, but it’s become irregular. Our young artists losing interest or is their work not being published? Please encourage artists because they are the ones who make my Fridays bright when they are published.
Sara Mahar, Lahore
Long time no story from my favourite writer Saniyyah Eman. Without stories, the magazine feels incomplete, but I have noticed that lately you haven’t published any good stories. How about holding a story writing competition to generate some good stuff.
Farah Naz Hameed
Apathy of Muslim countries
I have been reading about the plight of the Kashmiri people for a long time in the text books, and in the newspaper. I feel bad for the Kashmiris whose land has been divided contrary to their wishes. This new act of Indian aggression has made the situation even worse. I see people around me empathizing with the people of Kashmir, the Palestinians, the Syrians, the Rohingya, etc, but unfortunately the rulers of our fellow Muslim states are indifferent to the misfortune of their brothers in trouble. In fact, some of them feted Modi, the architect of Gujrat debacle who was refused visa by USA because of his hideous role in that tragedy. So who is better, those who are our brothers and are totally without humanity and compassion, or those whose flags we burn? And, should we also look after our own national interest and forget what’s happening to Muslims in Palestine, Syria and elsewhere? I am confused.
Rehmat Khan, Karachi
Narrated by Abu Huraira (R.A)
Whenever a dead man in debt was brought to Allah’s Apostle he would ask, “Has he left anything to repay his debt?” If he was informed that he had left something to repay his debts, he would offer his funeral prayer, otherwise he would tell the Muslims to offer their friend’s funeral prayer. When Allah made the Prophet wealthy through conquests, he said, “I am more rightful than other believers to be the guardian of the believers, so if a Muslim dies while in debt, I am responsible for the repayment of his debt, and whoever leaves wealth (after his death) it will belong to his heirs.”
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 37, Number 495
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