The Sunday Guardian

Monogamy or Polygamy

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | September 24, 2022

Chapter 4 of the Qur ’an allows a man to have four wives (4:3). This does not mean that every man should have four wives. This rule is an exception, and not to be taken in a general sense. The general rule is to have only one wife; but in a case of real necessity, a man can have more than one wife.

Gender Equality

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | September 10, 2022

In a seminar in Delhi, I met a retired Judge who asked, “Maulana Sahab, do you know what the weakest point in Islam is? Islam does not admit gender equality!”

Important Role of a Woman

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | September 03, 2022

There is a maxim which says: There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.

One example in this case is that of Nancy Alwa Edison, the mother of Thomas Alwa Edison, (d.1931) the famous scientist whose discoveries in science number more than a 1000. It was Nancy Edison, a school teacher, who worked hard to add the name of Thomas Edison to the list of the world’s greatest scientists.