What is Death?
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | April 24, 2017
Of all the stages through which a person will have to pass, death is the most certain. Everyone who is alive now will be dead sometime in the future. One day the eyes of those who see will fade and their tongues freeze into silence. Every human being will one day be leaving this world, never to return, and entering a world which he will never leave.
No one can be su...
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...