The Sunday Guardian

Thought of death demolishes desires

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | January 22, 2017, p. 12

There is a hadith of the Prophet about death, which reads as follows: “Remember death often because it demolishes all desires.” (SunanIbnMajah, hadith no. 4258)

Death is a sort of personal earthquake. Just as people have no control over an earthquake, they have no control over death, a unilateral attack that everyone must face, some day or the other. Death comes whenever it decides to, and man simply has to accept it, whether he likes it or not.

Anger energy can be an asset

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | January 15, 2017, p. 12

Once, somebody said to me: “I am basically a peace-loving person. But I get angry when people say something wrong. At such times, I get very agitated and then I begin to say such things that are really against my general temperament. How can I control this habit of mine?”

Humans have unlimited capacities

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | January 08, 2017, p. 12

According to recent research, one can absorb information better by closing one’s eyes. This and other such findings indicate that God has blessed human beings with unlimited capacities.

Differences of opinion are a must

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | January 01, 2017, p. 12

Once, I met a Western scholar and asked him what he thought was the secret of the West’s progress in many fields. He replied that it was the freedom of dissent, which the West has come to consider as sacrosanct. Undoubtedly, what he said is true.

Learn to manage differences

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | December 25, 2017, p. 12

When life ceases, what then?

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | December 18, 2016, p. 12

When a murderer is sentenced to death, from the moment the sentence is pronounced, he is as good as dead. Whether his execution is to take place the very next day or weeks later is of no consequence: life simply loses all meaning for him.

Islam respects all women

By Maulana Wahiduddin | The Economic Times | December 11, 2016

Islam gives equal status to women as that of men. The Quran says, “You are members, one of another” (3:195). This means that there is no difference between the two as regards status, rights and blessings both in this world and in the Hereafter.

A Hadith says, men and women are two equal halves of a single unit (Al Tirmizi).

Are there blind forces in nature?

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | December 11, 2016, p. 12

“Do they not look at the camels, how they are made?” (The Quran 88.17)

Know your starting point

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | December 04, 2016, p. 12

When the Prophet of Islam left his hometown of Mecca and emigrated to Medina, these words were on his lips: “Mecca, my dear and beautiful town, if my people had not expelled me, I would never have lived anywhere else.”