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OPPOSITE KINDS OF PEOPLE

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Discover God | Al-Risala January 1988

God is the patron of the faithful. He leads them from darkness to the light. As for those who deny the truth, their supporter is Satan, who brings them out of light into darkness. They are the heirs of the Fire, and there they will remain forever. (The Quran, 2: 257)

SUBMISSION TO GOD

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Discover God | Al-Risala August, 1987

CONVERSION

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Discover God | Al-Risala, June 1987

In one of nature’s greatest laboratories – the sun – atomic reaction converts into light. The humble cow – a living laboratory – con­verts grass into milk. The very trees are nature’s laboratories, taking in water, minerals and gases and converting them into flowers and fruits.

REMEMBERING GOD

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Discover God | Al-Risala, April 1987, p. 24

WHEN ONE IS BROKEN IN TWO

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Discover God

When an inanimate object, such as a piece of wood, is broken in two, it remains broken. Never again can it remould itself into one piece. Animate objects, however, live on even after breakages. When one live amoeba is cut in two, it turns into two live amoebae.

SPEAKING WITH SINCERITY

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Discover God

Prophet Mohammed is reported by Abu Hurayrah as having said: “One who sits in an excessively noisy meeting, then before leaving the meeting says: ‘Glory be to You, O Lord, and praise. I bear witness that there is no God save You. I seek Your forgiveness, and turn to You in repentance,’ will have all that passed in that meeting forgiven him by God.” (Sunan at-Tirmidhi, Hadith No. 3433)

WHAT A LOSS!

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Discover God

“Recite to them the tale of the man to whom We gave Our signs, but who then cast them to one side and Satan overtook him. And he became one of those who went astray—if it had been Our will, We could have used these signs to exalt him, but instead he clung to the earth and followed his own desires—he was like a dog that pants whether you chase it away or leave it alone. Such are those who reject Our signs. Tell them this story so that they may reflect.”  (The Quran, 7: 175-176).

GOD GIVES AND GOD TAKES AWAY

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Discover God

Gifted with unusual capabilities, Professor Mohammad Mujeeb (1902-1985) ranked among the top intellectuals of Indian Muslims. Having received his education in Europe he was equally well-versed in English, German and French, besides Urdu. Just one of his innumerable ac­complishments was his recitation of great stretches of Shakespeare by heart.

THE VIRTUE OF MERCY

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Discovery of God

The famous hunter, Jim Corbett, was particularly interested in shooting tigers. To justify this cruel act, he had an explanation ready: “I hunt tigers to protect my townsmen from man-eaters.” Most hunters find some justification or the other for the cruelty of their acts. But some, like Colonel Jaipal, whose memoirs, “The Great Hunt”, were published by Carlton Press, New York in 1982, see no need to justify themselves.