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Re-Planning of the Islamic Mission in Modern Times

In the book, Re-Planning of the Islamic Mission in Modern Times, the author Maulana Wahiduddin Khan explains that life is replete with unfavourable situations. Successful is one who is able to discover favourable opportunities from unfavourable experiences and re-plan his course of action by accepting his mistakes and learning from them, to wring success out of failure. Re-planning can be called planning plus. Re-planning means adding experiences to previous planning and planning one’s actions anew in the light of new information.

Spirit of Ramadan

In the book, Spirit of Ramadan, the author Maulana Wahiduddin Khan explains that fasting in the month of Ramadan is a living creative process. Fasting aims to make man’s life a roza-oriented life. The purpose of fasting is to make one cautious in life (2:183) and to make one thankful to God (2:185). The spirit of Ramadan is abstinence, to put a curb on one’s desires. During the month of Ramadan one abstains from one’s desires like thirst and hunger as per compulsion, to learn to put a curb on other desires as per our intention.

Ramadan: A Month of Purification

In the book Ramadan: A Month of Purification Maulana Wahiduddin Khan explains that saum, the Arabic word for fasting means abstinence. Ramadan entails fostering of a culture of abstinence. Prophet Muhammad said, “There is purification for all things, and purification of the body is fasting.” (Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith No. 1745) Just as bathing purifies the body, so does fasting purify the soul. Fostering a culture of abstinence means cutting oneself off from the world and turning one's heart and mind continually to God.

The Final Journey

In the book The Final Journey, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan explains that Prophet Muhammad was given the responsibility of calling people to the Truth. He gathered the inhabitants of Makkah near the hill of Safa and said to them that they would die in the same way as they slept, and that they would be brought back to life in the same way as they woke up from sleep. After that, there would be either eternal Heaven or eternal Hell. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith No. 4770)