The Sunday Guardian

Society is based on mutual counselling

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | March 19, 2017, p. 12

The Prophet of Islam once said: “A believer acts as a mirror for a fellow believer.” (Abu Dawud). Just as a mirror reveals the reality of the face that looks into it, similarly, a believer must always offer right advice to another believer.

Listening instils broad-mindedness

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | March 12, 2017, p. 12

Couples should be understanding

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | March 05, 2017, p. 10

There is a hadith about spouses, according to which the Prophet said: “A believing man should not be displeased with a believing woman. If he dislikes one of her qualities, there will be another quality in her with which he will be pleased.” (Sahih Muslim, hadith no. 1469).

This is a wise advice for relations between a husband and wife.

Man, woman are an intellectual pair

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | February 26, 2017, p. 10

The Creator has made human beings as a pair—as man and woman. The two are counterparts to each other. By leading a married life, they fulfil God’s Creation Plan. In this Creation Plan, wife and husband are like cogs for each other that work in tandem to make their life’s journey a successful one. In this way, they complement each other.

Mistakes help develop character

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | February 19, 2017, p. 12

‘Allahu Akbar’ speaks of a belief

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | February 12, 2017, p. 12

The phrase Allahu Akbar (or God is Great) is the most important part of the Islamic form of ritual prayer. If you add up the number of times this phrase is used in the azan, the call to prayer, and while performing the ritual prayers 5 times a day, it comes to around 300 times every day! This declaration of God being the Greatest is the phrase that is heard and uttered the most number of times in a Muslim’s life.

Accept death as a test

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | February 05, 2017, p. 12

“Every human being is bound to taste death”, the Quran (3:185) reminds us. Our deaths have been decided by God. We are brought to life by God’s decision. Likewise, death, too, happens because God wills it so.

The character of a believer

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | January 29, 2017, p. 12

Thought of death demolishes desires

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | January 22, 2017, p. 12

There is a hadith of the Prophet about death, which reads as follows: “Remember death often because it demolishes all desires.” (SunanIbnMajah, hadith no. 4258)

Death is a sort of personal earthquake. Just as people have no control over an earthquake, they have no control over death, a unilateral attack that everyone must face, some day or the other. Death comes whenever it decides to, and man simply has to accept it, whether he likes it or not.