The Sunday Guardian

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

How to eradicate corruption

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Oct 8, 2017

Peace is the way of the faithful

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Oct 1, 2017

There is a very relevant Hadith recorded by Bhukari, which clarifies that when the Prophet had to choose between two paths, he always opted for the easier—the peaceful course of action—than the harder one.

One is free to choose between the two paths of peace and violence. According to on Hadith, the Prophet of Islam defined a believer as the one from whom “people are safe as regards their lives and property.”

According to another tradition, the Prophet of Islam observed:

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.