MAULANA WAHIDUDDIN KHAN

The gathering storm

The gathering storm

On 11 August 1979, Maurvi in Gujarat was struck by a flash flood which left total devastation in its wake....

Inner contentment

Inner contentment

In the modern age we find a world of material advancement ac­companied by human backwardness. It is true that man...

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...

Opening closed doors of universe

Opening closed doors of universe

Several verses in the Quran explain how everything in the universe is constantly engaged in praise and remembrance of God....

Beginning of a  new era

Beginning of a new era

With the end of the 14th century Hijrah, a whole era of Islam came to an end. With the beginning...

True religion

True religion

Initially, all religions start off as God-made religions but slowly, over the ages, they turn into man-made religions. This is...

The losers

The losers

In the chapter of the Quran entitled The Cave, there is a verse which states: “Say, ‘Shall I tell you...

Unfathomable mercy of God

Unfathomable mercy of God

According to a saying of Prophet Muhammad, related in the Sahih Muslim: “God has a hundred mercies, and one of...

The message of ­Islam

The message of ­Islam

According to Islam the basic, most important fact of life is that we have been born in this world to...

Science and God realisation: Part 3

Science and God realisation: Part 3

Now, the spectral pattern of the galaxies was all found to be slightly shifted to the red side. Different stars...

Science and God realisation: Part 2

Science and God realisation: Part 2

The star nearest to us, apart from the sun, is called Proxima Centauri and is about four light-years away from...

Science and God realization: Part 1

Science and God realization: Part 1

If on a trip away from the city at night, you chance to lift your head up and look at...

Taking on God’s own dye

Taking on God’s own dye

Baptism is the first sacrament of the Catholic Church. When a baby is still in infancy, he or she is...

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...

Contentment is the key to happiness

Contentment is the key to happiness

The poor tend to think that their difficulties are due only to a lack of resources. They feel that it...

DISCOVER GOD THROUGH HIS CREATION

DISCOVER GOD THROUGH HIS CREATION

Looking at the human body from a purely physical point of view, one finds that it is made up of...

The power of spirituality

The power of spirituality

Some people have extraordinary inherent qualities, due to which they can become masters of all situations. Such individuals can, when...

The way to attain peace

The way to attain peace

Peace is essential for a better way of living—peace of mind, peace in the family and peace in nature. Today,...

Learning From Nature

Learning From Nature

Walter de la Mare (1873 – 1956), the English poet, once observed a lady at a dining table taking her...

Making friends out of strangers: part 2

Making friends out of strangers: part 2

The fact is that all the men and women have common ancestors, that is, Adam and Eve. This means that...

Making friends out of strangers: Part 1

Making friends out of strangers: Part 1

People, normally preoccupied with their family members and a small circle of friends, do not generally want to become familiar...

Divine Food

Divine Food

Jesus Christ once said: ‘Man cannot live by bread alone.’ (Matthew 4:4) What Jesus meant was that material provision does...

Peace in Quran: Part 2

Peace in Quran: Part 2

Some people bracket justice with peace, but Islam does not subscribe to this notion. Islam believes in peace for the...

Peace in the Quran: Part I

Peace in the Quran: Part I

The Quran is undoubtedly a book of peace. It is not a book of war and violence. This can be...