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THIS WORLD AND THE HEREAFTER

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Soulveda

Just as there are two sides to every life in this world, there are two aspects of every act in relation to this world and the Hereafter. One aspect of each act is our acceptance of it, as what it is seen to be in this world. The other aspect is what results from this act, in terms of the Hereafter.

It is because life in this world is intended to be a testing-ground that the world of the Hereafter remains beyond our reach.

DESIRE TO SEEK GOD

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Soulveda

When the Russian astronaut, Andriyan Nikolayev returned to Earth after a journey in space, he addressed a press conference in Moscow and said: When I arrived back on Earth, I wanted to kiss the ground.

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | | Soulveda

“The business of legislature”, writes Bertrand Russell, “is to produce harmony between public and private interests. It is in the interest of the public that I should abstain from theft, but it is not to my interest except where there is an effective criminal law. Thus, the criminal law is a method of making the interests of the individual coincide with those of the community.” Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy. (pp 741-42)

DO YOUR BIT: GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | SOULVEDA

There was once a man who stubbornly refused to believe that it is God who provides for and nourishes His creatures. His friends did the best to make him understand, but with no success. Finally, he decided to silence them by putting this notion to test. Leaving his home early one morning, he went off to a jungle where he perched himself up in a tree. “It is God who nourishes His servants, He will send me my food here too,” he thought.