The Speaking Tree

The Form And Spirit Of Ramadan

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Times of India I July 15, 2013 I Page 18

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Hijri calendar. Muslims are enjoined to observe fasting from daybreak to sunset during this month. Fasting is an annual worship in the Islamic faith and one of the five spiritual pillars of Islam.  
What is the purpose of this annual practice? The answer can be had from the Quran. “The month of Ramadan is the month when the Quran was sent down as guidance for mankind with clear proofs of guidance and the criterion by which to distinguish right from wrong.” (2:185) 

You Might Have To Make A U-Turn

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Times of India I June 8, 2013 I Page 20

Once i was travelling in a part of India with which my driver was unfamiliar. He made a wrong turn at one point but drove on for five miles before he realised he was on the wrong road. He had to stop the car then and make a U-turn, and soon we safely reached our destination.

Tuning a harmony of differences

By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan 

The world's religious system fall into two broad categories: those which uphold the concept of the multiplicity of reality and those which believe in the oneness of reality. To the first category belong the Aryan religions; to the second belong the Semitic. 

How to become a super achiever

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Times of India I May 3, 2013 I Page 22

A Muslim youth of my acquaintance, born in a village and madrasa-educated, can speak two foreign languages fluently – Arabic and English -- without ever having studied for a university degree. I asked him once to tell me the secret of his unusual success. He uttered a single word: “Junoon”or madness, meaning that if you have unflagging determination to achieve your target, you will certainly do so. 

Islam And Rebirth

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Times of India I 30th Mar. 2013 I Page 7

Stress-free Formula For A Happy Life

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Times of India I 15th Mar. 2013 I Page 18

Gender Partnership

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Times of India I 3rd March 2013 I Page 5

Vishwaroopam And Freedom of Expression

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Times of India I 1st Feb. 2013 I Page 24

There is always a hue and cry against those activities that Muslims feel are derogatory to Islam. A recent example is the South Indian film Vishwaroopam. Such behaviour in the name of Islam is nothing but de-Islamisation of Islam as it is quite alien to Islamic scriptures.

We Have The Ability To Bounce Back

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Times of India I 29th Jan. 2013 I Page 18

Resilience is a law of nature. It means the ability to recover quickly from illness, change, or misfortune. It can be found everywhere -- in the physical world, the plant and animal worlds and the human world.

Resilience in Physics means the ability to return to the original form after being bent, compressed or stretched. The same is true of the plant world and the animal world. Every creature inherently possesses the power of resilience.