Principles of Life

SUCCESS THROUGH HARD WORK

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Principles of Life | Al-Risala, June 1988

Joseph Conrad, born in 1857 in Berdychiv, Ukraine, was orphaned in infancy, and since he had neither a formal education nor the backing of relatives, he had to support himself by working as a seaman. He travelled to various countries, at last reaching England in 1886, where he became a British citizen.

A DWARF IN THE UNIVERSE

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Principle of Life | Al-Risala April 1988

God in His wisdom has given us minds with which to observe and reason. Therefore, when we view ourselves in the context of the vast­ness of the universe, we at once realize how small a part we play in it. With God’s universe extending itself before us in all its grandeur, we cannot but be imbued with an all-pervading sense of humility – the greatest quality that a man can have.