When people hear the word Jihad these days they still tend to think of men with long beards sitting in caves with rocket launchers resting on their shoulders. Or men strapped with explosives around their chests trying to walk into buildings or busy market places. So when the historian S Irfan Habib visited Chennai, India … Continue reading The meaning of Jihad
Irfaan Ahmad asks us to think about the meaning of the word pacifism and looks at what the key beliefs are of those people who practise the life of pacifism.
Mudassar Aziz looks at the meaning of the Arabic name ‘Eid-ul-Fitr’ which is the celebration Muslims offer at the end of Ramadan. He reads from Chapter 110, verse 3 of The Holy Quran and takes a deeper look at the words to determine the true meaning of the name and why it is important for all … Continue reading Podcast: The Meaning of Eid-Ul-Fitr
Mudassar Aziz looks at the meaning of the Arabic name 'Eid-ul-Fitr' which is the celebrations Muslims offer at the end of Ramadan. He reads from Chapter 110, verse 3 of The Holy Quran and takes a deeper look at the words to determine the true meaning of the name and why it is important … Continue reading The Meaning of Eid-Ul-Fitr
The Holy Quran can be divided into injunctions i.e. commandments to do or not to do some things and examples i.e. what happens to people who follow Allah's injunctions and those who do not. The Holy Quran tells us to sacrifice those things that we love most when commanded by Allah. The importance of the … Continue reading The meaning of Eid ul Adha
Faizan explores the different interpretations of family and how family can mean different things to different people.
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 … Continue reading Ask ‘The VM’ Question and Answer Series