Recognizing the Truth
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree website | Sep 11, 2017
Shri Ram Ratan Kapila has a refrigerator business in Delhi, and Shri Moti Ram Sarraf is a jeweller in the same city. The two are great friends. They usually go out for a walk together in the morning, and then return home together.
One day the two were walking in an area of Delhi. Shri Ram Ratan Kapila saw something shining in a spot by the side of the road. He though...
RISING ABOVE LOVE AND HATE
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree website | Sep 4, 2017
When the Prophet emigrated from Mecca, the keys of the Ka’aba were with Uthman Ibn Talha. They had been in his family since ancient times. Before the emigration, the Prophet had asked Uthman for the keys, and Uthman had refused to hand them over. Furthermore, he spoke abusively to the Prophet. The Prophet bore all his rude remarks. All he said in reply was: “Uthm...
A Living Example
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree website | Aug 28, 2017
On 15th August 1969, India’s Independence Day was being celebrated in the Moghul Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India. Mohammad Hidayatullah was, at that time, acting President of the country. In his book of memoirs My Own Boswell, (pp. 245-246), he recalls the impressiveness of the occasion, with the escort of the Military Secretaries, aid-de-camps and the President’s Body Guard, all in the...
Bird and Humans
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree website | Aug 21, 2017
Salim Ali is India’s most renowned ornithologist. He became interested in bird-watching when just ten years of age. Since then he has spent the greater part of his life with binoculars in hand, a camera strung across one shoulder and a bag contain 19 essential equipment on the other. Most of the time he is to be found in the countryside, watching birds and observing their...
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree website | Aug 14, 2017
Elias Howe (1819-1867) was born in Massachusetts, U.S.A. He died at the young age of 48. Although his life was short, his contribution to the world of clothes – that of the sewing machine – will always be remembered.
The sewing machine invented by Elias Howe was at first utilized, not for sewing clothes, but for stitching shoes. The main breakthrough was the development...