MAULANA WAHIDUDDIN KHAN

The true discovery of God

The true discovery of God

Most of the stars in the heavens are both larger and more radiant than the sun and have been shining...

A greater significance

A greater significance

The ascendancy which the natural sciences have assumed over other branches of learning is due more to their applications than...

Unique in vastness of universe

Unique in vastness of universe

If our gaze could encompass the entire universe, we would feel amazed and awed at the vastness of its expanse,...

Prayer in the true sense

Prayer in the true sense

What does it mean to offer up a prayer? It means to give serious thought to our lives being scrutinized...

Appearance and reality

Appearance and reality

Appearance veils reality. In this world, man is put to the test of recognizing appearance for what it is and...

Patience and Piety: Part 2

Patience and Piety: Part 2

Believers are fortunate in having the assurances of the Quran that so long as they are guided by the tenets...

Patience and piety: Part I

Patience and piety: Part I

Of all the innumerable people who inhabit this world besides us, there are few who are not trying to achieve...

Bringing order out of chaos

Bringing order out of chaos

The world of nature is a world of order. How different is the world of man, where human affairs so...

Divinity Inborn

Divinity Inborn

One of the most prominent atheists of our times, the British philosopher Bertrand Russell, has published a number of books...

Serendipity

Serendipity

Horace Walpole (1717-1797) the renowned Englishman of let¬ters, once finding himself at a loss for an exact expression for the...

A pointless exercise

A pointless exercise

How often have we heard people say things like, “If only we had thought of this before,” or “If only...

Opening the closed doors of the universe

Opening the closed doors of the universe

There are several verses in the Quran that explain how everything in the universe is constantly engaged in praise and...

To make up for helplessness

To make up for helplessness

The late Maulana Wahiduddin Khan has left a veritable treasure trove of writings, which we will continue to publish in...

Fasting and self purification: Part I

Fasting and self purification: Part I

Fasting is an exercise in self-discipline. During the month of Ramadan, the believer abstains from food and drink in the...

Man and the atom

Man and the atom

A locomotive consumes two tons of coal for every seventy miles it travels. A motor car uses up a gallon...

The marvel of discovery

The marvel of discovery

Every age in history has bestowed honour and glory upon the great discoverers of the world, for discovery of something...

The greatest mathematician

The greatest mathematician

“God is really only another artist,” said Picasso, “He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat.” Einstein once observed...

In the name of God

In the name of God

“God is great and none other is great”. This is an acknowledgement of an external reality. The words, “I am...

To make up for helplessness

To make up for helplessness

God’s power is absolute; in front of God, man’s power is nothing. It is not true to say that the...

In the name of God

In the name of God

None other than God is great. This is an obvious truth. But strange as it may seem, this truth can...

A fool’s paradise

A fool’s paradise

What a shock will it be for a man to realize that his activities on earth have amounted to nothing!...

Pride comes before fall

Pride comes before fall

“Evil can have no beginning but from pride nor any end but from humility.” When the English author William Law...

Procession of death

Procession of death

A coffin is being carried aloft towards the grave. It seems like a journey, not just from one point to...

The essence of religion

The essence of religion

A seed–a tiny grain–is put into the ground. From it a mighty tree develops. A seed is just a minute...