The Sunday Guardian

Death is a Kind of Compulsory Eviction

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | TOI | p. 20, Oct 13, 2017

Of all the stages through which a person will have to pass, death is the most certain. Everyone who is alive now will be dead sometime in the future. One day the eyes of those who see will fade and their tongues freeze into silence. Every human being will one day be leaving this world, never to return, and entering a world which he will never leave.

How to eradicate corruption

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Oct 8, 2017

Peace is the way of the faithful

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Oct 1, 2017

There is a very relevant Hadith recorded by Bhukari, which clarifies that when the Prophet had to choose between two paths, he always opted for the easier—the peaceful course of action—than the harder one.

One is free to choose between the two paths of peace and violence. According to on Hadith, the Prophet of Islam defined a believer as the one from whom “people are safe as regards their lives and property.”

According to another tradition, the Prophet of Islam observed:

Use anger to your advantage

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Sep. 24, 2017

Anger is the killer of peace. Giving vent to anger is a sign of weakness, whereas the mastering of anger is a sign of power. Anger, moreover, confounds one’s thinking capacity. 

The angry man can neither understand any issue in a clear-headed way, nor can he give a response which is adequate to the situation. What is worse is that when an individual is angry, he is all too prone to turn to violence, but the truth is that violence is no solution to any problem. 

Misinterpretation of religion

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Sep. 17, 2017

One of the main disclosures of modern physics has been that the energy reaching the Earth from the Sun is the result of nuclear reactions at the centre of the Sun. As the physicist Fritj of Capra wrote, nuclear processes at the centre of theSun are of singular importance for our planet, “because they furnish the energy which sustains our terrestrial environment.” — The Tao of Physics.

Islam respects women a lot

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Sep. 10, 2017

Islam grants even more respect to women than to men. According to a tradition, a man once came to the Prophet and asked him who rightfully deserved the best treatment from him.“Your mother,” said the Prophet. “Who’s next?” asked the man. “Your mother.” “Who comes next?” the man asked again. The Prophet again replied, “Your mother.” “Who is after that?” insisted the man. “Your father,” said the Prophet.

Here are some further quotations from the Quran and hadith regarding the position of women in Islam:

The importance of learning in Islam

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Sep. 03, 2017

Islam preaches peace

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Aug. 28, 2017

Islam does not teach violence. Instead, it is a religion of peace in the fullest sense of the word. The first verse of the Quran breathes the spirit of peace. It reads: “In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate.”

This verse is repeated in the Quran no less than 113 times. It shows the great importance Islam attaches to such values as mercy, compassion and gentleness. Moreover the Quran states that the Prophet Muhammad was sent to the world as a mercy to mankind. (21:107)

Islam and the spirit of enquiry

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Aug 20, 2017