The Sunday Guardian

Death is a phase in the eternal journey

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | August 06, 2017

It was 6 December 2013. I switched on my radio to listen to the morning news. Suddenly the breaking news announced that Nelson Mandela had passed away. Then after a moment, that speech was broadcast which Mandela had delivered as the President in the South African Parliament on 10 May 1994. The speaker was physically no more, but his voice could be heard by all without the slightest alteration.

The policy of avoidance in Islam

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | July 30, 2017

The policy of avoidance simply means refraining from wasting time and energy in a futile conflict. By following this course, one gains the respite to prepare oneself adequately for future action. It provides the opportunity to become so strong and dominant that no one would dare do any harm to one. In the event of attempted injustice, there would be enough accumulated force to effectively repulse any wrongdoer.

Scientific temper is important

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | July 23, 2017

Purpose in creation is meaningful

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | July 16, 2017

Why was this world made? Why was a human being born into this world? Why, after a certain period of time, does he pass away? What will happen after death? These are the most important questions concerning the origins and fate of humanity, and they should never be far from people’s minds. Finding the correct answers to these questions has always been one of man’s most important quests.

Material Gain is not Enough

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Jul 09, 2017

Death is not same for everyone

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

Death will overtake everybody; no one can escape from it. But death is not the same for everyone. Some have made God their goal in life; they speak and keep silence for His sake alone; their attention is focused entirely on the after-life. Death is for them the end of a long terrestrial journey towards their Lord.

The Prayer for Good Health

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian |June 18, 2017

According to a hadith, the Prophet Muhammad is said to have remarked: “For whomsoever of you the door of supplication is opened, for him the doors of mercy have been opened. And in God’s eyes praying for good health is dearer to praying for anything else.” (Sunan al-Tirmidhi, hadith no. 3548).

The importance of interaction

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Jun 10, 2017

There is a tradition that appears in various books of Hadith. In the words of one narration the Prophet is said to have remarked: “A believer who engages with people and is patient when he faces annoyance from them shall have greater reward than him who neither interacts with others nor remains patient over the troubles caused by them.” (Musnad Ahmad, hadith no. 23098).

His mercy masters His wrath

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | June 03,2017

Wrath is an attribute of God, and so is mercy. If someone thinks that God created humans in order to make them experience His wrath, this would definitely be an underestimation of God.

It is more correct to say that the reason why God created man was to make him experience His mercy. It is this understanding that is in accordance with God’s glory.