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Aim of Fasting

By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree | May 06, 2020

1. Aim of Fasting

The aim of fasting during Ramadan is to diminish a person’s dependence on material things, so that he may elevate himself to a higher plane of devout living.

2. Fasting Sets a Guideline for Believers

Abiding by the guidelines of fasting raises believers to a state of humility, truth and honesty.

3. Teaching Derived from Ramadan

Meaning of Fasting

By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree | May 02, 2020

1. Meaning of Fasting

Fasting means staying away from all kinds of distractions, including abstaining from food and water for a temporary period, thus freeing oneself from all other activities.

2. Fasting is a Lesson for Life


By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree | May 02, 2020

On Fasting And Iftar

By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree | May 01, 2020

Fasting symbolises a lifelong culture of dedication. The Arabic equivalent of fasting is ‘sawm’, which means abstinence. Abstinence is the gist of fasting. Abstinence from food and water for a limited period is symbolic training.

Tablighis’ Action Disregards Islamic Teachings

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree | April 9, 2020

We are living in extraordinary times. The world is in the grip of a pandemic and world governments are making wide-ranging efforts to control spread of the disease and ensure the safety of their citizens.


by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree, Sunday, Feb 9, 2020



An online American magazine, International Policy Digest, in its November 2019 post, labeled India as the ‘Suicide Capital of Asia’. This was in response to a WHO report which cited that India had the highest suicide rate in the South-East Asian region in 2016.

‘The majority-minority equation can work’

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree | September 8, 2019

‘Tension in Kashmir is temporary’

Speaking Tree, Aug 18, 2019

Sufism could bring peace to Kashmir, says MAULANA WAHIDUDDIN KHAN to RANJENI A SINGH

At the Judah Hyam Synagogue in Delhi, there was excitement writ large on faces of the small gathering, led by Rabbi Ezekiel Isaac Malekar. The reason: Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, an Islamic spiritual scholar and exponent of interfaith dialogue to promote world peace, was visiting the synagogue for the first time.