Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | May 20, 2018
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | May 13, 2018
Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was born into a Christian family. A regular church-goer, he can be said to have been a religious man in every sense of the word. But he is known to the world as a ‘scientist’ and not as a man of religion.
The same is true of most scientists. Most of them have, in their personal lives, been religious men.
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | April 29, 2018
The aim of communism is to set man on an equal social and economic footing. The distinction between bourgeois and proletariat is one which communist philosophy and society, from Karl Marx onward, has always sought to eradicate.
Yet experience consistently shows that, no matter what efforts are taken by the state, social strata remain a part of human life.
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | April 22, 2018
Some people have not, in their hearts, bowed to God.
Their outward prostration is a mere pretense. The Quran says about such persons that in the next world, they will be told to bow down before the Lord, but they will not be able to do so. (68:42)
Prostration is not just a ritual and time bound physical action; it is to surrender oneself to sublime reality. It is to make oneself follow truth in one’s whole life.
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | April 15, 2018
The distinguished mathematician, Sir Michael Francis Atiyah, who once visited Mumbai, said that God was a mathematician. This idea is not new. In the mid-twentieth century, Sir James Jeans suggested that the universe was handiwork of a mathematician. Centuries before him, Pythagoras said that all things are numbers.
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | April 01, 2018
Besides man, the rest of the world is incredibly beautiful. One only has to look at the luxuriant bloom of a tree and the fragile tenderness of a flower; one only has to gaze at the spectacles of nature, on land and in space; so attractive will one find them that one will not wish to remove one’s gaze.