General Media

World Religions: Diversity, Not Dissension

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Countercurrents.org |  April 27, 2015

Q: What do you consider to be the principal teaching of your religious tradition? What has impelled you to serve your religious tradition for much of your life that one can’t simply attribute to the fact of your being connected to it by accident of birth? Is there a central message that is specific to your tradition that you wish to share with the entire humanity because you believe that we can all live in a better world if we pay heed to it?

A Peaceful Mind Is Within Your Reach

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | guru-ji.com | June 20, 2015

Depression is a common problem of modern times. Both the rich and poor suffer from it. According to the World Health Organisation, by the year 2020, depression will become the second leading cause of disease in the world. Many solutions have been prescribed for the problem of depression but most have proved to be ineffective as a complete cure. They may offer temporary relief but fail to resolve the problem permanently.

What Is Jihad?

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Countercurrents.org | May 09, 2015

Jihad is a fact of life. What is called ‘effort' or ‘struggle' in English is called ‘jihad' in Arabic. Jihad is not some mysterious thing. Nor is it synonymous with violence. It simply means making great efforts or striving for a particular purpose.

The Prophet and Peace

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Pakistan Christian Post | May 3, 2015

The Prophet Muhammad received his first Divine revelation in Makkah in the year 610 C.E. God had appointed him to spread the message of tawhid or the oneness of God. Now, with regard to this mission there was a major issue that he had to deal with. And this was that the Ka‘aba, which is in Makkah and which the Prophet Abraham and his son Ishmael had built for the worship of the one God, had, in later times, been converted into a centre for polytheism. 360 idols had been installed therein.