Our politicians are prone to making statements that the souls of departed leaders are disturbed at the machinations of their earthly survivors. This wrong idea must be curbed strongly as it misguides the gullible pubic in that there is no connection between the departed souls and earthly people. Even shaheeds have no connection with the survivors as they exist in a different world with an Alam-i-Barzagh between them and the mundane world of ours. Such un-Islamic ideas have permeated in our society from alien influences. As such spiritual exploitation of people by our leaders ought to be stopped which only befool the ill-informed people and plant wrong un-Islamic ideas in their minds. Islamic scholars should also enlighten people on the baseless ideas floated about the departed souls who have no connection whatsoever with humans living on the globe.

DR.MUHAMMAD YAQOOB BHATTI,

Lahore, March 6.