A week or so ago, millions perhaps hundreds of millions of people all over the World settled on their New Years resolutions for 2014. Lists of things that they are determined, at least for now, to change about themselves.
But as Muslims we do not need to wait until a new year to decide to be better or healthier people. As guided by Allah we must do this every day.
The evidence seems to show that people are very bad at keeping their grand resolutions and most often fail to keep up with their good intentions, so Allah has put in place a special mechanism to make sure we as Muslims do not falter from our intentions as that is called the Five Daily Prayers.
A week or so ago, millions perhaps hundreds of millions of people all over the World settled on their New Years resolutions for 2014. Lists of things that they are determined, at least for now, to change about themselves. But as Muslims we do not need to wait until a new year to decide to be better or healthier people. As guided by Allah we [...]
Used for years as an excellent tool for Dawah activities, Islamic websites and social media have been proved as a perfect tool to gather support for the needy, after a successful campaign went viral to offer help for a Muslim heart transplant patient. Maria’s case went viral at social media after her family launched a fund raising campaign [...]
Every year there is a debate about when the Holy Month of Ramadan is going to start and when Eid is going to be celebrated, we have ourselves broadcast many khutba’s over the years on the issue. Tradition is to look for the moon with the naked eye. Here we discuss whether it is permissible to use modern scientific methods to determine [...]
For some time now anti-Jamaat-e-Ahmadiya (Jaamat) activities have been escalating all over Pakistan and particularly in Lahore. The members of Jamaat have been mercilessly tortured and rebuked in public over fake and felonious accusations. They have been threatened physically and mentally tortured and now live in fear of their lives. They [...]
People make large resolutions at the new years, only to forget them a few weeks later. The Holy Quran tells us that even if we do an atom’s worth of good we will see a reward for it. So, if we make a small resolution and keep to it that is much more achievable and useful. We will benefit from it. But a Muslim makes a resolution every [...]
How should it be determined what is haraam (an arabic word meaning ‘forbidden’) and what is not? This question was out to us as a consequence of a web casting of a funeral which took place in the UK allowing people from all over the world to take part. The Promised Messiah’s solution was to say that we should look at the [...]
In Islam a murder has to be seen with the eye but in the recent trial of two suspects in the Stephen Lawrence case this was not so. The conviction was based on scientific evidence so should his killers have gone free? If not why can we not apply science to sighting the moon as well. The point about “sighting” is reliability i.e. when you [...]
As everyone will have noticed by now, we have revamped the site with a fresh new look. As a part of this we are slowly adding new features to the site. The first new feature we have enabled is the new twitter feed which you can see on the right hand side. This will have links to articles which we will not be posting as articles on The Virtual [...]
An edited and abridged translation and commentary of the Holy Quran without Arabic text is published by the Central Anjuman. The main changes are that the language of the translation has been changed to simpler English which Hazrat Maulana Muhammad, the original translator, used in his own first edition. It includes extensive information on [...]