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VOU Faith aims to increase out understanding on a range of Islamic topics, by conveying key messages to help us continue to improve our ethics and moral behavior based on Islamic teachings. We hope these teachings will help us in the pursuit of moving towards perfection.

  • Black is back
    15Oct 2015

    Black is back

    Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar; however, as Muslims, we choose not to commemorate the start of the New Year in celebrations. Instead, we mourn and remember the sacrifice of our third Imam, Imam Hussain (as). How we choose to mourn and display our sadness has become a subject of discussion and […]

  • Part 7: An Analysis of Surah Al-Fatiha – The Concept of Guidance
    7Aug 2015

    Part 7: An Analysis of Surah Al-Fatiha – The Concept of Guidance

    Another dimension found in this chapter is the concept of requesting and asking from Allah (swt). After mentioning some of the Creator’s attributes and confessing that our sole worship belongs to Him alone, we then make a request to Allah (swt). In such an important chapter of the Qur’an, what is being asked also needs […]

  • Part 6: An Analysis of Surah Al-Fatiha – Exclusivity of Worship and Seeking from Allah (swt)
    19Jun 2015

    Part 6: An Analysis of Surah Al-Fatiha – Exclusivity of Worship and Seeking from Allah (swt)

    The fifth verse of the first chapter of the Holy Qur’an emphasises that the exclusivity of worship and seeking help belongs to Allah (swt) as it is stated: “It is You we worship and You we ask for help” (1:5). The tone of this verse changes compared to the previous ones, as where verses 1 […]

  • Part 5: An Analysis of Surah Al-Fatiha – The Day of Judgment
    29May 2015

    Part 5: An Analysis of Surah Al-Fatiha – The Day of Judgment

    Continuing our discussion about the infinite general and specific mercy of Allah (swt) and how we should also exhibit such compassion to those around us, the following verse places the human being between fear and hope (Khawf wa Raja’). Up to this verse the individual becomes hopeful in the mercy of Allah (swt); but before […]

  • Part 4: An Analysis of Surah Al-Fatiha – Mercy and Compassion in Islam
    3Apr 2015

    Part 4: An Analysis of Surah Al-Fatiha – Mercy and Compassion in Islam

    The third verse of surah Al-Fatiha reiterates and emphasises the Mercy and Compassion of Allah (swt). Again, amongst all the names and attributes He has, this specific one has been chosen, as the verse says: ‘The Beneficent, The Merciful’. From one perspective, this verse is re-emphasising the extent of Allah’s Mercy, and from another perspective […]

  • Part 3: An Analysis of Surah Al-Fatiha – The Concept of Praise
    13Mar 2015

    Part 3: An Analysis of Surah Al-Fatiha – The Concept of Praise

    After starting this chapter in the Name of Allah (swt) the Beneficent The Merciful, it is vital to recognise who it is that has gifted us with all that we have. Therefore the next verse in this chapter is “All Praise be to Allah (swt)”. In order to understand the meaning of Hamd (Praise), it […]

  • Part2: An Analysis of Surah Al-Fatiha -The concept of Mercy
    20Feb 2015

    Part2: An Analysis of Surah Al-Fatiha -The concept of Mercy

    An Analysis of Surah Al-Fatiha – Starting in The Name of The Most Merciful Following the introduction presented regarding the significance and characteristics of Surah Al-Fatiha, here we shall discuss the first verse of this chapter; ‘In the Name of Allah The Beneficent, The Merciful’. All of the chapters in the holy Qur’an except one[1] […]

  • Wayfaring towards the Beloved
    19Feb 2015

    Wayfaring towards the Beloved

    The Almighty Allah (swt) created man to worship; a worship which is based on knowledge and is as a result of knowing Him (swt). From the ways to know Allah (swt) is to study the universe, His divine books and finally to discover the self, the treasure which lies within every single one us! There […]

  • Part1: An Analysis of Surah Al-Fatiha
    18Jan 2015

    Part1: An Analysis of Surah Al-Fatiha

    On a daily basis Muslims recite Surah Al-Fatiha a minimum of 10 times in their prayers, in fact no prayer is valid without the recitation of this chapter of the Holy Qur’an.[1] The first chapter of the last divine scripture, chapter of Al-Fatiha is one of the most important chapters in the Qur’an and according […]

  • The Proclamation of Surat Al Bara’ah
    26Oct 2014

    The Proclamation of Surat Al Bara’ah

    When the pilgrimage season arrived in the year 9 A.H., Prophet Muhammad (SA) had myriads of pressing duties demanding his immediate attention such that he was unable to leave Medina. He then sent Abu Bakr to Makkah as the leader of a group of three hundred pilgrims to conduct the rites of Hajj. It was […]

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