The Importance of a Promise
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | June 6, 2017
In mutual dealings in social life, it often happens that a person gives his word to another. There is apparently no third person or group between the two, yet there is always a third present and that is God who is the supreme witness. That is why every promise becomes a divine promise.
Man should, therefore, be extremely sensitive about giving his word. His con...
God’s Wrath and His Mercy
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | May 30, 2017
Wrath is an attribute of God, and so is mercy. If someone thinks that God created man in order to make man 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.
This fact is broug...
The Importance of Interaction
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | May 15, 2017
There is a hadith 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....
The Prayer for Good Health
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | May 08, 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).
In this world, people have been given freedom, but the truth is that...
The Sense of Repentance
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | May 1, 2017
The Creator has placed a special feature in man’s psyche—and that is what is called ‘repentance’. This special feature is particularly prominent in people of firm faith in God. Repentance is a wonderful means of mercy for human beings. This is referred to the Quran (25:70) in these words: “God will change their evil deeds into good deeds.”
The transformation that th...