Weekly Blog

The Moment of Truth
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST weekly blog | Oct 16, 2017 The power-supply used to be plentiful in the Ivory Coast. The country had at one time been called the “Showcase of Africa” thanks to its glittering array of houses and shops. In December 1983, everything suddenly changed. People were forced to eat by candlelight in luxury hotels, while houses and offices were lit by lanterns. Hydro-electric stations which had supplied...
From Affluence to Ashes
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST weekly blog | Oct 9, 2017 Ghanshyam Das Birla (1894-1983) was the greatest industrial magnate of modern India. He led an extremely principled life, which was the secret of his success. Starting his career with paltry resources at the age of twelve, he reached such a height of success that his family now has wider commercial interests than any other single family in India. Mr. Birla would al...
What is Worship?
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST weekly blog | Oct 2, 2017 To Nilma Devi, an Indian dancer, dancing is a divine art. So deeply involved is she in her art that she feels unable to fully express herself in her act, powerless to reproduce – in the form of restricted bodily movements - the feeling of total abandon that a dancer seeks to convey. As she said in an interview to The Hindustan Times, “the dance starts where the gynmastics...
From Affluence to Ashes
Ghanshyam Das Birla (1894-1983) was the greatest industrial magnate of modern India. He led an extremely principled life, which was the secret of his success. Starting his career with paltry resources at the age of twelve, he reached such a height of success that his family now has wider commercial interests than any other single family in India. Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | Sep 25, 2017 Mr. Birla would al...
All Praise is Due to God
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree website | Sep 18, 2017 A tree is unaware of its own extraordinary significance. A flower does not realize what a delicate and exquisite masterpiece it really is. A bird is oblivious to its own breath taking beauty. Though all things in this world are classic specimens of the most exquisite art, they never come to know themselves as such. For whom then, is this beautiful and gracious dis...