The Sunday Guardian

True worship is a divine dance

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | May 06, 2018

The true basis of equality

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | April 29, 2018

The aim of communism is to set man on an equal social and economic footing. The distinction between bourgeois and proletariat is one which communist philosophy and society, from Karl Marx onward, has always sought to eradicate.

Yet experience consistently shows that, no matter what efforts are taken by the state, social strata remain a part of human life.

When the truth is revealed

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

Some people have not, in their hearts, bowed to God.

Their outward prostration is a mere pretense. The Quran says about such persons that in the next world, they will be told to bow down before the Lord, but they will not be able to do so. (68:42)

Prostration is not just a ritual and time bound physical action; it is to surrender oneself to sublime reality. It is to make oneself follow truth in one’s whole life.

God is greatest mathematician

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

The distinguished mathematician, Sir Michael Francis Atiyah, who once visited Mumbai, said that God was a mathematician. This idea is not new. In the mid-twentieth century, Sir James Jeans suggested that the universe was handiwork of a mathematician. Centuries before him, Pythagoras said that all things are numbers.

Use God’s bounties ethically

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

Problem of evil: A price of good

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

Besides man, the rest of the world is incredibly beautiful. One only has to look at the luxuriant bloom of a tree and the fragile tenderness of a flower; one only has to gaze at the spectacles of nature, on land and in space; so attractive will one find them that one will not wish to remove one’s gaze.

The Essence of Prayer

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | March 25, 2018

An old peasant was seated alone in the last pew of the village church. “What are you waiting for?” he was asked, and he answered, “I am looking at Him and He is looking at me.”

Man failed the task given by God

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | March 18, 2018

“Corruption has appeared on land and sea because of the evil which men’s hands have done: and so He will make them taste the fruit of some of their doings, so that they may turn back from evil.” (Quran 30:41)

On the doorstep of death

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | March 11, 2018

Of all the stages through which a person will have to pass, death is the most certain. It is possible for one not to be endowed with life at all, but one who is alive is sure, also, to die. 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.