The Sunday Guardian

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.” 

Patience is a source of certainty

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | November 27, 2016, p. 12

Islam gives great importance to patience. It holds out the promise of immense reward for those who practise patience. Thus, the Quran (39:10) says: “Truly, those who persevere patiently will be requited without measure.” Elsewhere, the Quran (76:12) says: “[…] and their reward for being patient will be a Garden and silk [clothing].”

Recognise life’s opportunities

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | November 20, 2016, p. 12

Someone has rightly said, “A day you have lived fully was your day. All other days are simply dates on your calendar.” There are two ways of leading your life. One is to simply pass your time, and the other is to avail of your time. If you live just to pass time, you are simply wasting your life. 

Know the world and hereafter

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | November 13, 2016, p. 12

The responsibility of parents

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | November 06, 2016, p. 12

According to a hadith, which deals with parenting of children, the Prophet said: “There is no better and superior present that a father can give to his children than cultivation of good morals.” (Sunan at-Tirmidhi)

Be grateful for your youth

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | October 30, 2016, p. 12

There is a tradition of the Prophet that appears in several books of Hadith.

According to the tradition, the Prophet said that on the Day of Judgment every person will be questioned about some issues, one of these being how he or she spent his or her youth.

Youth is said to be the best part of a person’s life. That is why we will be questioned specially about it.

Complaints take you away from God

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | October 23, 2016, p. 12

The Prophet Muhammad began his mission in Makkah in 610 CE. Then, the time came when the chieftains of Makkah compelled him to leave the city. At that time, the Prophet said to his Companions:

 “I was ordered to migrate to a town which will swallow other towns. It is called Yathrib and that is Madinah.” (Sahih al-Bukhari)

Panic is no answer to life’s trials

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | October 16, 2016, p. 12

The Prophet Muhammad once said: “Indeed greater reward comes with greater trial. And indeed, when God loves a people He subjects them to trials, so whoever is content, then for him is pleasure, and whoever is discontent, then for him is discontentment” (Sunan at-Tirmidhi).

Seeking the right alternatives

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | October 09, 2016, p. 12