An Old Woman’s Courage
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree website | July 31, 2017
Mamun Rashid (813-833 A.D.), a caliph of the Abbasid Dynasty, although known for his ruthless treatment of political adversaries was very kind and considerate towards the common people. Once an old woman of Baghdad entered his court and approached him. “I am a poor woman,” she complained to the caliph. “I once owned a plot of land, but it has been taken away from me...
The Law of Nature
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | July 10, 2017
Harry Emerson Fosdick has explained an important fact of life as follows:
“No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.” (Living Under Tension, by Harry Emerson Fosdick)
There is but one law of nature, which applies to...
What is Patience
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree | Jul 3, 2017
Patience is the exercise of restraint in trying situations. It is a virtue, which enables the individual to proceed towards worthy goals, undeflected by adverse circumstances or repeated provocations. If he allows himself to become upset by opposition, taunts or other kinds of unpleasantness, he will never reach his goals. He will simply become enmeshed in irrelevancies...
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree | Jun 26, 2017
Differences are a part of life. A divergence of views and behaviour arises between people for a variety of reasons. Just as differences occur among unbelievers and apostates similarly differences occur between sincere and pious people. But even if differences cannot be prevented, that is no reason, for any individual to indulge in negative behaviour. It should be borne in mind tha...
The Importance of Social Work
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | Jun 12, 2017
One of the noble feelings that man should possess is the urge or desire to come to the assistance of others. He should fulfil their needs without expecting any return.
Coming to the assistance of others is, in essence, an acknowledgement of the blessings, which God has showered upon him. It is that person, who helps others who has something more than others....