The Sunday Guardian

A case of spiritual time share

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Nov 19, 2017

From the time of Guru Nanak Dev, the next Teacher was anointed from amongst the devotees, but not from within the family, after the prospective leader was tested to confirm steadfastness to the teachings.

Through hardship, to the stars

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Nov 12, 2017

The March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake was the most powerful known earthquake ever to have hit  Japan,  and  one  of  the  five most powerful in the world since 1900. The earthquake triggered a tsunami whose waves reached heights of  133   feet and travelled 10 kilometres inland. The tsunami then caused a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Losses were estimated at $200 billion.

Do the right thinking

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Nov 5, 2017

As human beings, we have the capacity to think, in the sense that we can, at a purely intellectual level, conceptualize and discriminate between right and wrong, good and bad. Animals, on the other hand, are governed by their instincts. The greatness of humanity lies in our ability to think and plan a course of action. Animals have no need to do this and are not liable to err, for their actions are governed by their natural instincts.

Respect all religions

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Oct 29, 2017

There are about a dozen major religions in the world along with thousands of other religions and sects. Differences and disagreements are bound to arise, which lead to conflict. How can we create an atmosphere of unity among the adherents of all these religions, so we can all live in peace and   harmony?

The solution does not lie in removing religion altogether—that would not solve anything. The urge to believe in a greater power is strongly inherent in human nature, and human nature cannot be changed.