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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.

A Truly Human Brotherhood

By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree | May 20, 2020

1. A Truly Human Brotherhood

Fasting produces an atmosphere of generosity, well-wishing and compassion—an atmosphere in which people’s needs in society may be happily fulfilled. It is a means by which society may be turned into a truly human brotherhood.

2. Life of a Believer


By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree | May 17, 2020

According to Islamic teachings, the month of Ramadan is the month of fasting. Fasting means abstaining from food and water from dawn till sunset. Everything that you enjoy in this world is a blessing of God. Food and water symbolize this divine blessing. So is the case with all other blessings like sunlight, oxygen, air, etc.