From Affluence to Ashes
Ghanshyam Das Birla (1894-1983) was the greatest industrial magnate of modern India. He led an extremely principled life, which was the secret of his success. Starting his career with paltry resources at the age of twelve, he reached such a height of success that his family now has wider commercial interests than any other single family in India.
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | Sep 25, 2017
Mr. Birla would al...
All Praise is Due to God
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree website | Sep 18, 2017
A tree is unaware of its own extraordinary significance. A flower does not realize what a delicate and exquisite masterpiece it really is. A bird is oblivious to its own breath taking beauty. Though all things in this world are classic specimens of the most exquisite art, they never come to know themselves as such. For whom then, is this beautiful and gracious dis...
Recognizing the Truth
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree website | Sep 11, 2017
Shri Ram Ratan Kapila has a refrigerator business in Delhi, and Shri Moti Ram Sarraf is a jeweller in the same city. The two are great friends. They usually go out for a walk together in the morning, and then return home together.
One day the two were walking in an area of Delhi. Shri Ram Ratan Kapila saw something shining in a spot by the side of the road. He though...
RISING ABOVE LOVE AND HATE
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree website | Sep 4, 2017
When the Prophet emigrated from Mecca, the keys of the Ka’aba were with Uthman Ibn Talha. They had been in his family since ancient times. Before the emigration, the Prophet had asked Uthman for the keys, and Uthman had refused to hand them over. Furthermore, he spoke abusively to the Prophet. The Prophet bore all his rude remarks. All he said in reply was: “Uthm...
A Living Example
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree website | Aug 28, 2017
On 15th August 1969, India’s Independence Day was being celebrated in the Moghul Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India. Mohammad Hidayatullah was, at that time, acting President of the country. In his book of memoirs My Own Boswell, (pp. 245-246), he recalls the impressiveness of the occasion, with the escort of the Military Secretaries, aid-de-camps and the President’s Body Guard, all in the...