The article “Towards a progressive interpretation of Islam” (Jan. 11) has brought out the fact that a religious text is prone to incorrect interpretations. Its provisions are distorted by the so-called religious leaders, and adherents blindly follow them. It is heartening to see people raising their voice against such misinterpretations.

Nilotpal Rai,

Allahabad

The ruling in the Nadeem Khan case is a milestone in the interpretation of the Sharia laws. Orthodox Muslim clerics have actually restricted the meaning of the Koran. Those who interpret the Sharia to promote their interests should be ignored.

Tabish Naqvi,

Patiala

The article has done well to clarify the context in which Islam allows polygamy. It has increased my respect for Islam, and helped to remove some of the prejudices wrongly associated with it.

Rahul Jayadas,

Thiruvananthapuram

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