The Sunday Guardian

Experiencing the presence of God

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Aug 12, 2018

One of the three astronauts who travelled in the Apollo 15 American spacecraft was Colonel James Irwin.

He later described the magic of that moment, in August 1972, when he set foot on the moon. It was an ecstatic experience, he said, to feel oneself in God’s presence, to feel so close to Him that His greatness appeared before one’s eyes.

Prayer fends away indecency and evil

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Sunday Guardian | Aug 05, 2018

The believer has been advised in the Quran to be steadfast in prayer, for prayer fends away indecency and evil.

When the Prophet of Islam was asked about this verse he said: “If a person’s prayer does not fend away indecency and evil, then his prayer is not really prayer at all.”

We are in God’s country

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Sunday Guardian, July 29, 2018

An American lady went on a tour of Russia. There, she saw pictures of the Chairman of the Communist party hanging everywhere she went. She took offence of this and gave vent to her feelings in the presence of some Russians.

Her companion whispered in her ear: “Madam, you are in Russia now, not America.”

Pious people and wrongdoers

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | July 22, 2018 

The Quran says that on the Day of Judgment, when mankind is gathered before God, a person will look at his deeds. Those who denied God, and rebelled against Him, will behold the doom that awaits them. In anguish they will cry out: “Would that I were dust!” (78:40)

Morning is the best time

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | July 15, 2018  

People have always believed that morning time is the best time because one’s mind is most fresh at this time of the day. The Quran expresses this fact in the following words: “The recitation at dawn is indeed witnessed.” (17:78)

Missing link found

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian, July 08, 2018

Necessary preparation

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian, July 01, 2018

One-sided reporting

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian, June 24, 2018

Why is prayer not accepted?

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | June 17, 2018