The Virtual Mosque

Ask the VM: Fixing the length of fasting during Summer

Question This year Ramadan falls during June, which makes the length of the fasting day in the Northern Hemisphere very long. Even in the UK, in the northern areas, duration of the fast is over 19 hours. Is there any ruling in the Holy Quran or the hadith or by jurists to say that the length of the daily fast may be reduced? Answer There is [...]


[Video] Fixing Interest Rates and Bankers Bonuses

Recently we had the banks colluding to fix interest rates, earlier on we had the scandal of bankers’ bonuses and then there was the scandal of expense claims by British Members of Parliament. Laws are being made to deal with these as individual problems but no one has given any thought to the crux of the problem. We look at Chapter 2 [...]