MAULANA WAHIDUDDIN KHAN

Who is a true believer?

Who is a true believer?

The Quran says that on Judgment Day, when mankind is gathered before God, a person will look upon his deeds....

‘I can get a  better price’

‘I can get a better price’

During the Caliphate of Abu Bakr, there was a drought and people were in great distress. The Caliph told them...

We need to discover religion

We need to discover religion

Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was born into a Christian family. A regular church-goer, he can be said to have been...

True worship is a divine dance

True worship is a divine dance

To Nilma Devi, an Indian dancer, dancing is a divine art. So deeply involved is she in her art that...

The true basis  of equality

The true basis of equality

The aim of communism is to set man on an equal social and economic footing. The distinction between bourgeois and...

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...

God is greatest mathematician

God is greatest mathematician

The distinguished mathematician, Sir Michael Francis Atiyah, who once visited Mumbai, said that God was a mathematician. This idea is...

Use God’s bounties ethically

Use God’s bounties ethically

The power-supply used to be plentiful in the Ivory Coast. The country had at one time been called the “Showcase...

Problem of evil: A price of good

Problem of evil: A price of good

Besides man, the rest of the world is incredibly beautiful. One only has to look at the luxuriant bloom of...

The Essence of Prayer

The Essence of Prayer

An old peasant was seated alone in the last pew of the village church. “What are you waiting for?” he...

Man failed the task given by God

Man failed the task given by God

“Corruption has appeared on land and sea because of the evil which men’s hands have done: and so He will...

On the doorstep of death

On the doorstep of death

Of all the stages through which a person will have to pass, death is the most certain. It is possible...

True purpose of life is beyond self

True purpose of life is beyond self

A person attains his highest distinction only when he leads a purposeful life. Such a life characterizes the most advanced...

Man should follow universal norms

Man should follow universal norms

The Quran says: “Give just weight and measure and do not defraud others of their possessions. Do not corrupt the...

Man should follow the law of God

Man should follow the law of God

The Quran states: “God created everything, and He has set for each a measure.” (25:2)This principle is startlingly clear in...

Fulfill duties, but expect no reward

Fulfill duties, but expect no reward

The Prophet provided us with the most perfect example of the divine characteristics which he exhorted us to adopt. He...

How faith helps

How faith helps

There are many ways in which God maintains the equilibrium of nature. One of these ways is diversion; that is,the...

The gist of the Quran

The gist of the Quran

It befits a person to commence any task in the name of God, the Creator. God is the source of...

Who finds the truth?

Who finds the truth?

The Quran is a book of guidance. But it only guides those who are sincere in their search, and anxious...

Time to reflect on spirituality

Time to reflect on spirituality

What is spirituality? Being spiritual means to live a God-oriented life. The spiritually inclined elevate themselves in their thinking, and...

The existence  of God

The existence of God

A likeness of God is to be found in human beings, for the existence of man is a proof of...

Lessons from  nature

Lessons from nature

We are a minuscule part of a gigantic universe. We should adopt the same behaviour in our lives as that...

The culture of giving

The culture of giving

Look at the world of plants. Plants have silently adopted the mechanism of photosynthesis. They continuously supply oxygen that fulfils...

The gist of Islam

The gist of Islam

The study of the Quran tells us that it is individual-based rather than system-oriented. That is, the actual target of...