http://youtu.be/c9TPkJrnYUc The Holy Quran describes Islam as a deen an Arabic word which is mostly translated into English as "religion". However, looking into different translations it can be seen that, in different places, it is translated as judgment, recompense, obedience as well as religion. In fact, the word deen stands for more than just religious … Continue reading Islam is a Deen
This is a terrorist group and not a state," Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters last week, according to France 24. "I do not recommend using the term Islamic State because it blurs the lines between Islam, Muslims and Islamists. The Arabs call it ‘Daesh’ and I will be calling them the ‘Daesh cutthroats. That … Continue reading Stop calling them Islamic
http://youtu.be/nRz6PBDHJqc?t=2m7s How are Muslims and Islam talked about in the UK press? This is the question linguist Professor Tony McEnery wanted to answer. His team looked at the usage of the phrase 'Muslim World', and Mr McEnery argues that this phrase, which was used 11,000 times in articles discussing Islam written from 1998 to 2009 … Continue reading Where is the “Muslim World”? A Speech on Media Bias
We read from Mulfoozat Volume Two, pages 79 and 80. What is shirk (associating non-gods with Allah)? It is not just worshipping idols but also believing that unless one has this resource or that one cannot succeed.
Is there a hell? This question was asked on the BBC show 'The Big Questions' on Sunday 24th Feb 2013. In this first part of two videos we will try and present the Islamic concept of hell to answer the question posed on the BBC show.
[audio:http://www.virtualmosque.co.uk/audio/Ramadaan_is_not_30_days.mp3] At the end of Ramadaan we seem to forget that the lessons we have learnt during the Ramadaan are not to be forgotten after Eid. These lessons are to be applied by us in our daily lives for the rest of the year. There is no benefit in simply going hungry if we do … Continue reading [Podcast] Ramadaan is not 30 days