• Why we should all aspire to perform Hajj

    Published on : 01 09 2016

    MV Editor’s Note: The first of Dhul Hijjah may occur on or around the 2nd or 3rd (or 3rd and 4th) of September 2016 depending on the sighting/start method. Therefore the first of the three days of Eid should be either the 11th or 12th (or 12th or 13th) of September. May Allah, Most High, […]


  • How to attain a happy life….in this world & the next

    Published on : 30 08 2016

    Each and every human is in pursuit of happiness, whether it be a child, or an adult, a Muslim or a non-Muslim, and this is a true fact. In order to achieve this true happiness, one must comprehend what this emotion really is. Happiness is ‘feeling, causing, or giving pleasure’ and it is being ‘satisfied’ […]


  • When the earth shakes

    Published on : 27 08 2016

    With recent earthquakes and the resulting carnage and losses, the point we need to consider is that although we may be well away from the epicenter, safe and sound, what do we need to do? Is it just another news headline and topic of conversation or does it hold deeper significance to us as Muslims? […]


  • Getting close to Allah: 10 practical tips

    Published on : 23 08 2016

    It should be the desire of every Muslim to draw nearer and closer to Almighty Allah the most compassionate and the most merciful. By drawing closer and near to Allah we gain his help in every aspect of our lives in this world and to be merciful to us so that we may gain mercy […]


  • Health Benefits of Saying ‘Alhamdulillah’

    Published on : 11 08 2016

    There are many examples in the Qur’an and Hadith of the virtues of a positive mental attitude, perseverance and optimism in the face of adversity. However, did you know that patience and a positive outlook on life are two of the greatest healing tools that you can use?


  • Alcohol in Islam

    Published on : 06 08 2016

    Islam’s holistic approach to health and well-being means that anything that is harmful or mostly harmful, is forbidden. Therefore, Islam takes an uncompromising stand towards alcohol and forbids its consumption in either small or large quantities. Alcohol is undoubtedly harmful and adversely affects the mind and the body. It clouds the mind, causes disease, wastes […]


  • Importance of Studying Life of the Prophet PBUH

    Published on : 25 06 2016

    Studying the life of the prophet, peace be upon him, is a legal need for every Muslim. He or she must adopt it in all conditions as a tenet and worship without going to extremes.


  • Obligation of the five daily prayers

    Published on : 26 05 2016

    Prayer is the most obligatory of the Five Pillars of Islam next to the Two Testifications of Faith (I bear witness that there is no deity (worthy of worship) but Allah. And I bear witness that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger), and it was ordained in the best and the most perfect way for an act […]


  • Fasting in Sha’bān

    Published on : 23 05 2016

    Sha’bān is the name of the (eighth) month, and it is so called because in this month the Arabs used to disperse (tasha’aba) in search of water, or it was said that they dispersed to carry out raids and forays. Or it was said that it is so called because it sha’aba (branches out or […]


  • A Righteous Sha’bān

    Published on : 18 05 2016

    We have come to the end of the sacred month of Rajab. The first of Sha’bān 1437 corresponded with Sunday 9th May 2016. Now that we are upon another Sha’bān we must ask: What is the difference between Sha’bān 1436 and Sha’bān 1437?