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Death is not same for everyone

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

Death will overtake everybody; no one can escape from it. But death is not the same for everyone. Some have made God their goal in life; they speak and keep silence for His sake alone; their attention is focused entirely on the after-life. Death is for them the end of a long terrestrial journey towards their Lord.

The Prayer for Good Health

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian |June 18, 2017

According to a hadith, the Prophet Muhammad is said to have remarked: “For whomsoever of you the door of supplication is opened, for him the doors of mercy have been opened. And in God’s eyes praying for good health is dearer to praying for anything else.” (Sunan al-Tirmidhi, hadith no. 3548).

The importance of interaction

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

There is a tradition that appears in various books of Hadith. In the words of one narration the Prophet is said to have remarked: “A believer who engages with people and is patient when he faces annoyance from them shall have greater reward than him who neither interacts with others nor remains patient over the troubles caused by them.” (Musnad Ahmad, hadith no. 23098).

His mercy masters His wrath

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

Wrath is an attribute of God, and so is mercy. If someone thinks that God created humans in order to make them experience His wrath, this would definitely be an underestimation of God.

It is more correct to say that the reason why God created man was to make him experience His mercy. It is this understanding that is in accordance with God’s glory.

For whom is Paradise meant?

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | May 28, 2017

God is a never ending reality

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | May 21, 2017

True prayer fends away evil

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | May 14, 2017

A believer has been advised in the Quran to be steadfast in his prayer, for prayer fends away indecency and evil. (29:45).

When the Prophet of Islam was asked about this verse, he said: “If a person’s prayer does not fend away indecency and evil, then his prayer is not really prayer at all.”

The continuing search for truth

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | May 07, 2017

Swami Vivekananda had undertaken long journeys in search of the truth before he reached the shores of Kanyakumari. Spotting a small island one furlong off the coast, he swam out to it, and engaged himself in meditation there. After some time, he returned to the shore, and devoted himself to the propagation of Hinduism.

The secret of success

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