The Sunday Guardian

God has multiple attributes

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | September 25, 2016, p. 12

Towards the end of his commentary on the chapter of the Quran entitled “The Night Journey”, IbnKathir has related the following incident: “A person heard the Prophet supplicating God by His names Rahman (the Beneficent) and Rahim (the Merciful). ‘I thought that he called on only one God,’ the man commented. ‘Yet, here he is, calling on two.’”

Each in its own orbit runs

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

Modern technology has produced a mechanical ‘man’ – the robot – which performs the prodigious feats of walking, talking and working. But, at the end of it all, it functions in a purely mechanical way, just like any other man-made machine. 

Patience is the key to happy life

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

Islam gives great importance to patience. It holds out the promise of immense reward for those who adhere to patience. Thus the Quran (39:10) says: “Truly, those who persevere patiently will be requited without measure.”

Focus on the future

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

Rohit Sharma (b. 1987) is an Indian international cricketer. On November 13, 2014 he made the highest-ever individual score of 264 runs against Sri Lanka in Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. In an interview to The Times of India, he said: “During an innings, I always focus on the ball at hand. I forget about whatever happened in the previous ball.” (November 26, 2014)

Soul’s energy can’t be diminished

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | August 28, 2016

Richard Allen (b. 1963) is the drummer for the English hard rock band DefLeppard. Since an early age he showed great interest in playing drums. At the age of fifteen he joined the band DefLeppard, which was in search of a drummer. However, in 1984 at the age of twenty-one Allen met with a very fatal car accident. The result was that his left arm was seriously injured and had to be amputated.

Manage ego for a better social life

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | August 21, 2016, p. 12

Ego is an innate faculty of every human being and has a very important role to play in the personality of every man and woman. Ego is the source of self-consciousness. Ego is the source of conviction, confidence and determination. In this sense, ego is a great strength of every human being and a healthy phenomenon. In the absence of the ego, one cannot do anything, and as far as great achievement is concerned it is wholly impossible without the ego.

Start change with the individual

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | August 14, 2016, p. 12

It requires consolidation before expansion

Remove negativity from your heart

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | August 7, 2016, p. 12

A milkman, deeply influenced by Gautam Buddha insisted that the Buddha visit him and share his nuggets of wisdom. In lieu of this, the milkman offered to present milk to the Buddha. He agreed. When the Buddha set out to visit the milkman he took with him a container in which he intentionally put some mud. 

Religion helps in several ways

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | July 31, 2016, p. 12

What is religion? The essence of religion is spirituality. Religion is in fact another name for spiritual science. Whereas, other sciences are external in nature, religion is a science which studies the internal human being.