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Seek ye, Allah

Allah has provided us with Guidance about how to seek and find Him. If we choose to ignore His Guidance then the fault lies with us and not with Allah. An example of this is the sight granted to man. But to be able to see we need to have our eyes open and for there to be light. If a person wants to keep his eyes closed and still to see then [...]

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Unconditional Obedience is due only to Allah

The Holy Quran tells us that to unquestioningly believe everything that the so called scholars and leaders, religious and others, is to equate them with the Divine Being. Jews and Christians denied that they believe their religious leaders to be Divine. On this, The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) challenged these people and asked whether [...]

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Ask ‘The VM’: How is the Holy Quran different?

George from Ohio, America sent in a question last week asking How is the Holy Quran different from other holy books? A Muslim is required to believe that Allah sent His guidance to all nations. This guidance was in the form of revelation to prophets who appeared amongst the people inhabiting different parts of the globe. Their followers tried [...]

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Praying during fighting

The high importance accorded to ritual worship and remembrance of Allah at all times is shown by this section of the Holy Quran. Muslims are told that they can reduce the size of the ritual prayer when on a journey or fighting but they still must say the prayers. They are also told that they must remember Allah at all times even when they [...]

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Ask ‘The VM’ Question and Answer Series

The new ‘Ask The VM’ series is now up and running! The first question comes from Steveo_23 who asks What is meant by the religion of Islam? Islam is the name given to Guidance sent by Allah to mankind through the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The name of this Guidance is different from the name of the Prophet to whom [...]

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I hear and I obey

Section 4 of Al Nisa deals with those who did not migrate to Madina to join the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and how they will have to account for their failure on the Day of Judgement. Our khutba below deals with how ready Muslims were to obey Allah and how on hearing the first verse of this section a family with an old and disabled [...]

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Fight with the pen and not the sword

We discuss the first eight verses of Chapter 96 of the Holy Quran. Looking at why Allah commanded not only the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) but the whole of humanity to read and secondly why the command to read occurred twice in those verses. [FLOWPLAYER=http://www.virtualmosque.co.uk/videos/16042010khutba.m4v,425,300]

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