From : Tarek
Sent : Sunday, January 16, 2005 11:43 PM
To : email@example.com
Subject : To Ibrahim El-Gendy
Dear Mr El-gendy
First, I introduce myself as a moderate muslim living in US for graduate
Second, I will mention that i will use a polite and logic way to comment on
the last two articles and others you lately wrote in arabtimes.
Third, I would like you to know that I beleive that Islam is mispracticed by
many and many misconcepts have been added and discussed. We need some new
brave minds to face the cases of modern world, of science. I can give many
examples of cloning, transexual operations, ..etc. We need open
conversations, freedom in our world, democracy BUT WE NEED RESPECT.
If you are disbeliever thats fine, there were always been. At the rise of
prophet Mohamed (PBUH) mission (moshrekeen), during his time (monafkeen) and
shortly after him (mortadeen) and all over ages (zanadeka) and etc.
are a believer but uses some philosephy for any reason thats also fine, all
is of your choice. The only thing is that you need to have respect to
In a previous article you wrote: " entrance of toilet - I mean
Islam-,....". What does this brings or aims to ? I do not know!! Now, you
are gaining the opportunity of Eid- el adha and speaking about
Allah-Ismail-Ibrahim as actors in one of Shakespear plays. Too many whys and
Your claim is we should use our brains to explain verses. Ok good. But brain
can never explain some phenomena even in our nature. One example, relativity
therom and quantum mechanics. The only way they found to explain how an
electron can pass a high energy barrier is that the electron acquires the
form of a wave known as duality theorem (it is like how a man can go through
a concrete wall). Tell me can a direct use of brain can led you to beleive
Finally, i agree with some ideas you are introducing, e.g. All who had Hajj
once thats enough this year and give people not only to Tsunami but to all
patients in islamic world waiting for medical care for months.
an ordinary reader i give you fair degree in inroducing you ideas.
I do not
know why you are offensive. Is it a reaction to your life and study in Al
Azhar. Well, Al Azhar should also totally renovated to have people capable
of speaking about problems of this era not the "Nafath Fiqh" as you
mentioned and people who can face you and your colleagues by logic. I
suggest you to write an article stating "Why I write", so that we can know
whats your problem and your goal.