The Virtual Mosque

Christians Forget Their History of Violence

Arising from a discussion about whether Muslim Family Law should be incorporated in the British Family Law, on various forums some Christians started attacking the proposal by saying that Sharia is taking over and a takeover by a violent religion like Islam can be prevented. In this brief lecture we show that in one War, that is WW II, Christians [...]


Crash Course: History of Early Islam

This is an interesting video I stumbled upon on Youtube. In just ten minutes (hence the name Crash Course) the host John Green tries to teach you the history of Islam, including the revelation of the Qu’ran to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the five pillars of Islam, how the Islamic empire got its start, the Rightly Guided Caliphs, and [...]


History of the Berlin Muslim Mission

Hundreds of people recently celebrated the 90th year of our Mosque in Berlin, Germany. Its history is littered with glorious people who put aside their own wants to give everything they could to first build the Mosque and then to maintain it through a war and times of financial hardship. It is now a listed building in German with thousands [...]


Abdullah Quilliam’s missing history

A news item about the renovation and re-opening of a Liverpool Mosque appears on the BBC News website in tribute to the ‘first’ native Englishman to embrace Islam. We note with regret that generally Muslims who write about the life of this great Muslim omit two important facts, as has been done in the BBC article. First, that he [...]


History of the Woking Muslim Mission (updated)

* the recording is now available above for people who missed the live show. The first Sunday of the month is upon us, and for us that means we will be broadcasting our monthly meeting live. Our cameras will be going live at 3pm UK Summertime as usual. For our October broadcast Dr Zahid Aziz takes to the podium to give us a historical account [...]


[Video] The History of Palestine

Below is a short YouTube video giving the highlights of the history of Palestine. …The idea was to uproot as many Palestinians as possible. From March 1948 until the end of that year the plan was implemented despite the attempt by some Arab states to oppose it, which failed. Some 750,000 Palestinians were expelled, 531 villages were [...]


Forgotten History: The Muslims who saved the Jews

Stories of Albanian Muslims who saved the lives of Jews during the Holocaust are the focus of a campaign for better interfaith relations. Run by the Exploring Islam Foundation, Missing Pages was launched at the House of Lords in the week of Holocaust Memorial Day. The campaign features an exhibition of photography by Norman Gershman featuring [...]