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  • Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Times of India | April 17, 2021

  • Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Times of India | April 4, 2021

    When Nadir Shah, the King of Iran, attacked and captured Delhi in 1739 AD, he gave orders for his troops to kill whomsoever they came across and to loot as they pleased. The slaughter lasted from eight in the morning till three in the afternoon and resulted in the death of 30,000 people. The scenes of arson and carnage were terrible to witness. On May 26, 1739, when Nadir Shah departed from Delhi, the spoils he took with him amounted to thirty crore rupees worth of gold, silver and diamonds. The Peacock Throne constructed by Shah Jahan was also transported to Iran on this occasion.

  • Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Times of India | March 18, 2021

    Man, according to his inborn qualities, is a complete human being. But at the same time, he depends upon two foreign influences: nature and society. From one major point of view, man depends completely upon nature. Water, sunlight, oxygen, food, all parts of the life-support system, are supplied by nature. Man cannot afford to dissociate himself from these natural resources. Here dissociation would mean self-destruction.

    The same is true of man’s relationship with society. It is said that man is a social animal, not simply in the sense that man lives in a society but, more explicitly, that man completely depends upon society. From personality development to civilizational progress, everything depends on society. Here also dissociation from society would mean self-destruction.

  • Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Times of India | March 6, 2021

    The aim of the Fabian society, established in London in 1883, was to end the economic inequality which was the aftermath of the industrial revolution and to replace the capitalistic system with the socialist. One of the leading lights of this society was George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) whose impressive speeches and articles attracted crowds of people to the movement. To further their cause, he organised a public procession on one occasion, which consisted mostly of middle-class people, but when it reached those parts of London where the prominent capitalists lived, some of the participants indulged in violence and stone-throwing, breaking windows and injuring people.

  • Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | TOI Blog | Jan 27, 2021

    It is often seen that whenever a group wants its demands to be met, it takes the route of protest. However, it is not just a question of protest. The real question is about the result of protests. These kinds of protests only increase losses, instead of gaining anything. Protest method is a kind of mob activism. But the fact is that this kind of method has lost its relevance in modern India. A commentator has rightly said that protest activism generates more heat than light.