MAULANA WAHIDUDDIN KHAN

The eternal  journey

The eternal journey

Every affair should be looked at in its eternal context. A “guard” may give one temporary support in this world,...

Disbelief in signs is to disbelieve God

Disbelief in signs is to disbelieve God

All of God’s prophets have been plain men, like any other. What distinguished them from others was the divine proof...

How man loses out in life

How man loses out in life

The present world is a preview of the Hereafter. Here, a person receives in embryonic form the joys and blessings...

Tolerating lesser evil

Tolerating lesser evil

Umair ibn Habib ibn Hamasha, a companion of the Prophet, instructed his son, saying: “O my son, he who refuses...

Planning based on what remains

Planning based on what remains

In this world, one simply cannot get what one wants without paying the appropriate price for it. Peace, too, has...

The greatest news of all

The greatest news of all

What a mass of information there is clogging the atmosphere nowadays. Everyone has some message to convey to others. But...

Nightly mighty task

Nightly mighty task

The chapter of the Quran entitled Al-Muzammil (The Wrapped One) commences with these verses:“O you who are wrapped up in...

How we grow  in life

How we grow in life

Harry Emerson Fosdick has explained one fact of life in these words:“No steam or gas ever drives anything until it...

We offer you  our love

We offer you our love

A person is forced by his very nature, and by the circumstances in which he finds himself on earth, to...

Observing the  universe

Observing the universe

The Quran is a book of cosmic knowledge, a dictionary which defines the true meaning of what we see in...

The moment of truth

The moment of truth

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

Experiencing the presence of God

Experiencing the presence of God

One of the three astronauts who travelled in the Apollo 15 American spacecraft was Colonel James Irwin. He later described...

Prayer fends away indecency and evil

Prayer fends away indecency and evil

The believer has been advised in the Quran to be steadfast in prayer, for prayer fends away indecency and evil....

We are in God’s country

We are in God’s country

An American lady went on a tour of Russia. There, she saw pictures of the Chairman of the Communist party...

Pious people and wrongdoers

Pious people and wrongdoers

The Quran says that on the Day of Judgment, when mankind is gathered before God, a person will look at...

Morning is the best time

Morning is the best time

People have always believed that morning time is the best time because one’s mind is most fresh at this time...

Missing link found

Missing link found

God Almighty created the universe. In its vast space there are stars, galaxies, planets, the solar system, countless other particles...

Necessary  preparation

Necessary preparation

Gandhi is a very famous biographical film, released in 1982, on the life of Mahatma Gandhi. The character of Gandhiji...

One-sided  reporting

One-sided reporting

People generally have the habit of stating only one half of the story. They mention its latter half, but do...

Why is prayer not accepted?

Why is prayer not accepted?

Some people once asked a venerable elder: “What is the reason why we ask from God, but our prayers do...

The true worth of one’s actions

The true worth of one’s actions

There was a headline in the Bangalore edition of The Indian Express (September 9, 1983) which read: GLITTER IS NOT...

How to discover God

How to discover God

Someone once said to the renowned Indian scientist, Sir C.V. Raman that the discoveries which scientists have made were not...

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...