The Sunday Guardian

Use anger to your advantage

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Sep. 24, 2017

Anger is the killer of peace. Giving vent to anger is a sign of weakness, whereas the mastering of anger is a sign of power. Anger, moreover, confounds one’s thinking capacity. 

The angry man can neither understand any issue in a clear-headed way, nor can he give a response which is adequate to the situation. What is worse is that when an individual is angry, he is all too prone to turn to violence, but the truth is that violence is no solution to any problem. 

Misinterpretation of religion

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Sep. 17, 2017

One of the main disclosures of modern physics has been that the energy reaching the Earth from the Sun is the result of nuclear reactions at the centre of the Sun. As the physicist Fritj of Capra wrote, nuclear processes at the centre of theSun are of singular importance for our planet, “because they furnish the energy which sustains our terrestrial environment.” — The Tao of Physics.

Islam respects women a lot

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Sep. 10, 2017

Islam grants even more respect to women than to men. According to a tradition, a man once came to the Prophet and asked him who rightfully deserved the best treatment from him.“Your mother,” said the Prophet. “Who’s next?” asked the man. “Your mother.” “Who comes next?” the man asked again. The Prophet again replied, “Your mother.” “Who is after that?” insisted the man. “Your father,” said the Prophet.

Here are some further quotations from the Quran and hadith regarding the position of women in Islam:

The importance of learning in Islam

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Sep. 03, 2017

Islam preaches peace

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Aug. 28, 2017

Islam does not teach violence. Instead, it is a religion of peace in the fullest sense of the word. The first verse of the Quran breathes the spirit of peace. It reads: “In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate.”

This verse is repeated in the Quran no less than 113 times. It shows the great importance Islam attaches to such values as mercy, compassion and gentleness. Moreover the Quran states that the Prophet Muhammad was sent to the world as a mercy to mankind. (21:107)

Islam and the spirit of enquiry

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Aug 20, 2017

Experience fruits of patience

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | August 13, 2017

A western commentator, William Patron, has observed: ‘One of the fruits of Islam has been that stubborn durable patience which comes out of the submission to the absolute will of God.’

Death is a phase in the eternal journey

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | August 06, 2017

It was 6 December 2013. I switched on my radio to listen to the morning news. Suddenly the breaking news announced that Nelson Mandela had passed away. Then after a moment, that speech was broadcast which Mandela had delivered as the President in the South African Parliament on 10 May 1994. The speaker was physically no more, but his voice could be heard by all without the slightest alteration.

The policy of avoidance in Islam

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | July 30, 2017

The policy of avoidance simply means refraining from wasting time and energy in a futile conflict. By following this course, one gains the respite to prepare oneself adequately for future action. It provides the opportunity to become so strong and dominant that no one would dare do any harm to one. In the event of attempted injustice, there would be enough accumulated force to effectively repulse any wrongdoer.