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Wish Well, Be Honest

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Blog | October 10, 2022

In the chapter Al-A‘raf (The Heights) of the Quran, it is mentioned that when the Prophet was assigned the duty of prophethood, he came to his community and said:

I am conveying my Lord’s messages to you and I am your well-wisher and your honest adviser. (7:68)


By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan |  Times of India, ST | May 13, 2021

The word ‘Eid’ in Arabic means ‘returning at regular intervals’. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramzan. The sacred month of Ramzan is the time for earnest labour, fasting, prayers and the study of the Holy Quran. And the loftiest achievement of the moral exercises is celebrated with great zeal on Eid al-Fitr.

What drives us to the point of no return?

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Times of India, ST | June 22, 2020

The World Health Organization says, suicide has become the second most common cause of death among young people worldwide. In order to create awareness on mental health and tackle the issue of suicide, WHO had developed a Mental Health Action Plan 2013-20, which was adopted by the 66th World Health Assembly.

Why Do We Fast During The Holy Month?

By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree | May 23, 2020

Fasting is an exercise in self-discipline. During the month of Ramzan, the believer abstains from food and drink in the daytime of his own free will. It is only after sunset that he satisfies his hunger and quenches his thirst. In this way, he builds up his self-control. By practising restraint for one month in a year, he is able to lead a life of self-discipline in all matters for the rest of the year.