The Sunday Guardian

Purify oneself and deserve heaven

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | May 26, 2019

According to God's creation plan, this world is a "testing ground". But why this test, one might ask. This test of life is not a test for its own sake. Rather, it is a means to record how each one of us responds to the different situations that we face in our lives and to identify who among us is deserving of eternal life in heaven.

Looked at in this way, one can say that this world is a world of opportunities for us.

Enjoy the journey while it lasts

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | May 19, 2019, p. 12 

After a long journey, the express train was approaching its destination. The view from the train indicated that the final station was near. Hundreds of passengers were filled with new life. Some were fastening their bedding; some were changing clothes; some were just peering expectantly out of the window. All were excited, eagerly awaiting their journey's end.

Complaints take you away from God

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | May 12, 2019, p. 12

The Prophet Muhammad began his mission in Makkah in 610 CE. Then, the time came when the chieftains of Makkah compelled him to leave the city. At that time, the Prophet said to his Companions:

 “I was ordered to migrate to a town which will swallow other towns. It is called Yathrib and that is Madinah.” (Sahih al-Bukhari)