The Sunday Guardian

Peace for the sake of peace

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Dec 10, 2017

Peace is the most discussed theme in the world. Every section of society claims that it wants to establish peace. It is difficult to find a single person who is an exception to this rule. But, why is it that peace has remained only a subject for debate, and to this day has failed to become a practical reality? This contradiction is very strange, but it is a fact that no one can deny.

A formula for peace

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Dec 03, 2017

The history of peace shows that there can be two periods of peace: political peace and non-political peace. In ancient times people were ruled by kings in almost every part of the world. Under a king’s reign, only one kind of peace was possible, that is, political peace.

Living with a positive mind

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Nov 26, 2017

Prayer is only another name for spirituality: spirituality and peace are two sides of a single coin. Spirituality is the inner content of peace and peace is the external expression of spirituality. Where there is peace, there is spirituality, and where there is spirituality there is peace. Both are interconnected.

The perfect world is paradise

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Nov 19, 2017

Unlike other beings, we are conscious of the past, the present and the future. We cherish a very pleasant consciousness of the future, aspirations of a better life, or of the fulfillment of our dreams. Our lives centre on our constant efforts to improve our future. But this perfect future does not seem to ever materialise. This is a part of God’s creation plan.

Through hardship, to the stars

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Nov 12, 2017

The March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake was the most powerful known earthquake ever to have hit  Japan,  and  one  of  the  five most powerful in the world since 1900. The earthquake triggered a tsunami whose waves reached heights of  133   feet and travelled 10 kilometres inland. The tsunami then caused a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Losses were estimated at $200 billion.

Do the right thinking

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Nov 5, 2017

As human beings, we have the capacity to think, in the sense that we can, at a purely intellectual level, conceptualize and discriminate between right and wrong, good and bad. Animals, on the other hand, are governed by their instincts. The greatness of humanity lies in our ability to think and plan a course of action. Animals have no need to do this and are not liable to err, for their actions are governed by their natural instincts.

Respect all religions

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Oct 29, 2017

There are about a dozen major religions in the world along with thousands of other religions and sects. Differences and disagreements are bound to arise, which lead to conflict. How can we create an atmosphere of unity among the adherents of all these religions, so we can all live in peace and   harmony?

The solution does not lie in removing religion altogether—that would not solve anything. The urge to believe in a greater power is strongly inherent in human nature, and human nature cannot be changed.

God has a plan of creation

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Oct 22, 2017

God, according to His will, created a perfect world called Paradise. A world in accordance with all of our desires as human beings, in that it is free of all limitations and disadvantages, free of fear and pain; free of all imperfections. An eternal world where there is no death or old age. An ideal world where we could achieve complete fulfilment.

Character builds the nation

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Oct 15, 2017