The Speaking Tree

Less speech, more silence

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST Blog, Feb 21, 2017

Asked why he was so miserly with words, a wise man replied, “The Creator of the world has given man two ears, but just one tongue. This is so that we may listen more than we speak.” Listening more, we increase our knowledge, have a better understanding of the other person’s viewpoint, prepare what we wish to say and encourage in the speaker a greater receptivity to what we wish to say when finally it is our turn to hold forth.

Islam respects all women

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Blog, Dec 11, 2016 

Islam gives equal status to women as that of men. The Quran says, “You are members, one of another” (3:195). This means that there is no difference between the two as regards status, rights and blessings both in this world and in the Hereafter.

A Hadith says, men and women are two equal halves of a single unit (Al Tirmizi).