Weekly Blog

True Prayer
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | April 17, 2017 Once an old peasant was seated alone in a village church. Somebody asked him, “What are you waiting for?” He ans­wered, “I am looking at Him and He is looking at me.” The answer of the peasant expresses the essence of prayer. True prayer is an act of communication with an all-powerful Invisible Being. It is a state of consciousness which permeates one’s entire charact...
Democracy for All
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | March 27, 2017 In the age of kingship in previous centuries, kings held some in favour and others in disfavour. They wanted to crush those whom they thought were not their supporters. Those who still have such anoutdatedmindset think along similar lines today – they believe that the elected government is either friendly or inimical towards them. But this is an anachronistic way of th...
Utilize Anger As A Blessing
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | April 10, 2017 Once a person said to the Prophet of Islam: “O Prophet, give me a master advice by which I may be able to manage all the affairs of my life.” The Prophet simply replied: ‘Don’t be angry.’ (Bukhari). It means: ‘Don’t be angry even when provoked.’ If someone keeps himself from being victim of anger, then how can this habit become a master formula for his life?...
Why Faith in God
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | April 03, 2017 The world of nature is characterized by its equilibriums. Human society must acquire the same equilibrium if it is to func­tion smoothly. There are many ways in which God maintains the equilibrium of nature. One of these ways is diversion; that is, the channeling off of a force that has reached excessive proportions. Think of the amount of rain that falls in the rainy s...
Careful, Someone may be Listening
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | March 27, 2017 There was an astonishing headline in the Times of India of December 19, 1982. It ran: Careful. Uncle Sam may be listening. The story behind this headline is that over one million telephone calls and telexes are made from the United States every day. These communications are first picked up at an earth station in Virginia. They are then relayed through a...