(Late) Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

An observation

An observation

During one of my journeys to America, I was invited to stay with a Muslim couple. The wife had been...

A family problem

A family problem

There is a problem in almost every joint family between a mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law. But this is not a...

The joint family

The joint family

After marriage, the first question that most often comes to mind is whether to opt for living in a joint...

Difference  between parents and in-law homes

Difference between parents and in-law homes

Having a blood relationship makes it easy for people to love one another. And this is particularly true of parents...

The secret of success

The secret of success

As is the custom in the eastern world, after marriage, women leave their parent’s home and live with their husband’s...

An unnatural desire

An unnatural desire

Mohammad Rafi (d. 1980), was a famous Indian singer. He sang many songs which were very popular with the masses....

Education and women

Education and women

Education is as important for women as it is for men. Without education, both are incomplete. Education is a need...

The role that parents play

The role that parents play

In my experience, the greatest reason for the failure of marriage is the faulty role played by parents. Parents spend...

he role that parents play

he role that parents play

In my experience, the greatest reason for the failure of marriage is the faulty role played by parents. Parents spend...

The failure of a love marriage

The failure of a love marriage

With love marriages becoming more common, people now believe that they have discovered the final formula for a successful marriage....

Failure is not the last word in life

Failure is not the last word in life

Bidhan Chandra Roy (1882-1962) was a highly respected physician and a renowned freedom fighter. After Independence he was elected the...

Monogamy or polygamy?

Monogamy or polygamy?

A natural way of marriage is between one man and one woman. Chapter 4 of the Quran allows a man...

Equality in marriage

Equality in marriage

Equality does not assure success in nuptial relations. A successful marriage depends more on learning the art of management. It...

Important Role of a Woman

Important Role of a Woman

There is a maxim which says: There is a woman at the beginning of all great things. One example in...

Man’s real purpose in life

Man’s real purpose in life

While on a journey, I met an educated Muslim. He had a big well-furnished house, but there was no one...

The faulty role of parents

The faulty role of parents

A mother’s greatest concern should be to make her children succeed in life. But mothers are naturally attached to their...

The harm of pampering

The harm of pampering

Some parents feel, out of love, that since their daughter shall have to do household chores after marriage in her...

What home is

What home is

Preparing the next generation is a mother ’s responsibility. The human generation is like a flowing river, where the water...

Emotionalism vs egoism

Emotionalism vs egoism

When a man and a woman tie the knot in marriage, it is a coming together of two opposite personalities....

The secret of a successful family life: Part II

The secret of a successful family life: Part II

The 30th chapter of the Quran says, “He created for you from among yourselves spouses so that you may find...

Woman: A supporter

Woman: A supporter

The second chapter of the Quran says: “Your wives are a tilth for you. Go then, into your tilth as...

Qawwamiat or ‘Bossism’

Qawwamiat or ‘Bossism’

In the 4th chapter, the Quran states that men are the protectors (Qawwam) of women. (4:34) The word used by...

Prayer from the heart

Prayer from the heart

Any person who has become conscious of the existence and presence of God has experienced the most important and heart-shaking...

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,...