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TAKING OUR INHERITANCE FOR GRANTED
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST Weeklly Blog | June 7, 2021 Many scientists, born into Christian or Jewish families, have remained religiously inclined to the ends of their lives. One such ex­ample was Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) who, a regular churchgoer, was a religious man in every sense of the word. But he, like his scientific confreres, was known to the world as a scientist, and not as a man of religion. Why is...
SUPERIOR STRATEGY
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Weekly Blog | May 31, 2021 When a man wishes to take possession of a beautiful rose, he may succeed if he rushes at it, seizes it by the stem and, with a mighty heave, tears it up by the roots. He will then have his rose, with half the petals missing, his hands will be torn and bleeding and, of course, the rose bush will never produce lovely blossoms again. Clearly, that is not the way to set...
THE TEST PAPERS OF LIFE
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST Weekly Blog | May 24, 2021 We are judged not only by how well or how badly we answer our test papers at school and college, but by how we acquit ourselves in our day-to-day experiences. Some of these require no exercise of our sense of right and wrong, make no appeal to our consciences and in­volve no moral choices. They are simply routine matters which require a physical or mechanical resp...
STABILITY
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Weekly Blog | May 10, 2021 Man is in constant need of guidance, and God’s ways of guiding him are manifold. Everywhere in the world of nature around us, He has set His signs for us to read. There is the creeper, which, in a mere matter of months, grows, spreads, bears its flowers and its fruits and then dies. It is a thing of beauty, a source of nourishment and, as such, is a joy to man. But i...
BANISH DESPAIR
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Weekly Blog | May 10, 2021 One of Einstein’s biographers writes: “We can take heart that it is not necessary to be a good student to become Einstein.” Considering that Professor Albert Einstein (1879-1955) brought about a veritable revolution in twentieth-century science, this statement would seem to be something of a paradox. But it is quite true. One of his teachers summed him up as a “...