(Late) Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

Exemplary family

Exemplary family

Chapter 33 of the Quran refers to the Prophet’s family, and says, “God wants to remove all abomination from you,...

Simplicity: A principle of life

Simplicity: A principle of life

In my experience, most parents do not understand the ‘principle of simplicity’ in life. They may often adopt simplicity by...

The Formula of 30 Seconds

The Formula of 30 Seconds

As a man is egoistic by nature, and a woman emotional, they can often be at loggerheads with each other...

The policy of non-interference

The policy of non-interference

I once asked an educated person about his family life. He replied that his family life was good and healthy....

The art of failure management

The art of failure management

The Art of Failure Management lies in not looking at marriage as something ideal, but as a practical matter and...

About life management

About life management

Examining an action by an ideal standard is not a wise thing. Wisdom lies in examining things in the light...

Dates on a calendar

Dates on a calendar

Someone has rightly said, “A day you have lived fully was your day. All other days are simply dates on...

A dangerous attribute

A dangerous attribute

If you fail to immediately correct a wrong way of behaving, it is very possible that you will develop a...

Self-confidence

Self-confidence

Self-confidence is a sign that you are still alive, and lack of it is a sign of death. But self-confidence...

Real worship leads mankind to peace

Real worship leads mankind to peace

According to the Quran, worship of God controls one’s character. In Chapter Al-Ankaboot, the Quran says: ‘Surely prayer restrains one...

Be of use to yourself and others

Be of use to yourself and others

According to biological studies, every human being has four phases in his or her life. Everyone, without exception, is subject...

Fasting and moral discipline

Fasting and moral discipline

According to Abu Huraira, the Prophet of Islam once observed: “When any one of you is fasting, he should refrain...

Misadventure never pays

Misadventure never pays

On December 24, 2014, due to dense fog on the Agra-Noida route, a speeding truck on the Yamuna Expressway hit...

Demonstration versus result

Demonstration versus result

There are two ways of doing things: one is demonstration-oriented and the other is result-oriented. A task that has a...

The concept of a better tomorrow

The concept of a better tomorrow

The concept of a better tomorrow is ingrained in human nature. Every day man witnesses the fact that day follows...

Evidence of God

Evidence of God

In an article titled ‘A Physicist’s Faith in Science and God’ (The Times of India, January 31, 2015) the American...

The honeybee culture

The honeybee culture

Extract what is good for you and leave what is unwanted. Do not waste your time in complaints and protests....

Keep promises to be accountable

Keep promises to be accountable

Promise means to commit oneself by a pledge to do or give something. Fulfilling a promise is the most positive...

When the truth is revealed

When the truth is revealed

Some people have not, in their hearts, bowed to God. Their outward prostration is a mere pretense. The Quran says...

How to eradicate corruption: II

How to eradicate corruption: II

How to inculcate spirituality among people? Basically, it is a part of education, both formal and informal. Education means the...

How to eradicate corruption: I

How to eradicate corruption: I

To eradicate corruption it requires individuals who are incorruptible and, undoubtedly, what produces such individuals is spirituality. There is a...

Sisters and Brothers: II

Sisters and Brothers: II

In terms of nature, or in terms of the creation plan of God, the ‘we and they’ concept is unrealistic;...

Sisters and  brothers: Part I

Sisters and brothers: Part I

Swami Vivekananda, a great spiritual luminary of India, was motivated by a desire expressed by his guru, Rama Krishnan Paramhans,...

Universe, in rational terms: III

Universe, in rational terms: III

When we observe the material world we find order in it, while in the human world there is seeming disorder....