RELIGIOUS RESPONSES TO THE TROUBLES OF OUR AGE
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Blog | May 28, 2018
Why is there widespread social and political upheaval in our present world? It is not due to injustice as is commonly assumed. It is due to an unrealistic concept of justice and an obsession with an unrealistic concept of human rights. People are living in a state of over-expectation and when they find that their expectations are not fulfilled,...
MAKING INSTANT HISTORY
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree | May 21, 2018
It is said that media is a powerful tool with respect to social reform. It is certainly true that the media has achieved the status of the greatest industry; It is present in every home, big or small. But there is no social reform. Everyone complains about the deterioration in human and social values. In spite of great expansion, media has little positive effect on our...
WORLD RELIGIONS AND THE SPIRIT OF TOLERANCE
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST blog | May 14, 2018
The United Nations held the year 1995 as the year of tolerance. In a declaration signed in 1995 by 185 member nations, 16th November was dedicated as International Day for Tolerance. Tolerance was recognized as a permanent human requirement. And tolerance became a political, legal and moral duty to protect and preserve human rights.
ALL the great religions...
THINK, THINK, THINK
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST Blogs | May 07, 2018
Every man born into this world has two major experiences: those of life and death. If man thinks seriously about these experiences, he will certainly discover a great reality, that is, that the settling of man on this world was not meant as a reward but rather as a test.
Man feels himself free in this present world. The freedom conferred upon him is for the purpose of finding out w...
Patience Instead of Reaction
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST Blog | April 30, 2018
The present world is designed in such a way that here one has to repeatedly face unpleasant experiences, inside as well as outside the home. Now if people were to fall to wrangling on all such occasions, they would fail to advance along the path of human progress. That is why Islam has placed great emphasis on patience, so that by avoiding all unpleasantness, man may con...