The Sunday Guardian

The true worth of one

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | June 10, 2018

There was a headline in the Bangalore edition of The Indian Express (September 9, 1983) which read: GLITTER IS NOT GOLD.

How to discover God

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | June 03, 2018

Someone once said to the renowned Indian scientist, Sir C.V. Raman that the discoveries which scientists have made were not really the achievement of scientists; they were the result of chance. “That is true,” Dr Raman replied, “but chance of this nature only happens to scientists.”

Who is a true believer?

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | May 27, 2018

The Quran says that on Judgment Day, when mankind is gathered before God, a person will look upon 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)

‘I can get a better price’

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | May 20, 2018

We need to discover religion

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | May 13, 2018

Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was born into a Christian family. A regular church-goer, he can be said to have been a religious man in every sense of the word. But he is known to the world as a ‘scientist’ and not as a man of religion.

The same is true of most scientists. Most of them have, in their personal lives, been religious men.

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.