The Sunday Guardian

How man loses out in life

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Sunday Guardian, Oct 14, 2018

The present world is a preview of the Hereafter. Here, a person receives in embryonic form the joys and blessings which God has made fully available in the world to come. This is so that he may see the infinite joys of eternity in the guise of the incomplete blessings of this world—so that he may see one drop of water, and realize that it is indicative of a vast ocean beyond.

Tolerating lesser evil

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Sunday Guardian | Oct 7, 2018

Umair ibn Habib ibn Hamasha, a companion of the Prophet, instructed his son, saying: “O my son, he who refuses to tolerate the lesser evil of a foolish person will have to tolerate the bigger evil of such a person.” (Al-Muʽjam al-Awsat, al-Tabarani)

The greatest news of all

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | September 23, 2018

What a mass of information there is clogging the atmosphere nowadays. Everyone has some message to convey to others. But in all this confusion, there is no one seeking to convey the message of eternal life; there is no one anxious to break the news of salvation and damna¬tion in the world to come.

Nightly mighty task

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | September 16, 2018

How we grow in life

Maulana Wahiddudin Khan | Sunday Guardian | Sep. 9, 2018

Harry Emerson Fosdick has explained one fact of life in these words: “No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.”(Living Under Tension by Harry Emerson Fosdick)

Observing the universe

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Aug 26, 2018 The Quran is a book of cosmic knowledge, a dictionary which defines the true meaning of what we see in the world around us. The Quran says that “He (God) ordains all things. He makes plain His revelations.” (13:2) God ordains all things in that He manages the universe; He makes plain His revelations in that He explains its relevance in the Quran. Observing the universe, one cannot fail to be struck by the wonder¬ful works of art, the ingenious displays of consummate skill, which lie before one.

The moment of truth

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Aug 19, 2018 The power-supply used to be plentiful in the Ivory Coast. The country had at one time been called the “Showcase of Africa” due to its glittering array of houses and shops. In December 1983, everything suddenly changed. People were forced to eat by candlelight in luxury hotels, while houses and offices were lit by lanterns. Hydro-electric stations which had supplied ninety two percent of the Ivory Coast’s electricity were brought to a standstill by a severe drought which reduced the water flowing through the dams to a trickle.

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.”