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RESPECTING ALL RELIGIONS
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST Weekly Blog | Dec 25, 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...
THE ONLY SOLUTION TO CORRUPTION
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST Weekly Blog | Dec 18, 2017 Every Indian complains about corruption, but no one tries to get to the root cause of this phenomenon. The Gandhian movement in the first half of the twentieth century was, in a sense, an anti- corruption movement. In the mid-1970s, Jayprakash Narayan’s ‘total revolution’ was a strong movement against corruption. Then followed V.P. Singh’s movement in the late 19...
THE FAULT OF MAN
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Blog | Dec 04, 2017 One of the main disclosures of modern physics has been that the energy reaching the Earth from the Sun is the result of nuclear reactions at the centre of the Sun. As the physicist Fritjof  Capra  wrote,  nuclear  processes  at  the  centre  of  the Sun are of singular importance for our planet, “because they furnish the energy which sustains our terrestrial environment.” —...
THINK OUT OF THE BOX
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST Weekly Blog | Nov 20, 2017 To think out of the box is to think differently, unconventionally, and from new perspectives. You are not limited to thinking in terms of black and white. Better options exist. And thinking out of the box will lead you to these better options. There are different types of people in this world. That is why we are confronted with unpleasant experiences. If we are provo...
Ignore Provocation
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST weekly blog | Nov 13, 2017 Conflicts and quarrels have always been a feature of human society. That is not to say that there is no escape from this deplorable situation. It depends solely upon the concerned individuals whether they entangle themselves in such conflicts or manage to keep themselves away. This holds true for individuals, as well as for nations.   Most quarrels start with verbal exchanges...