Remembrance of Death
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | December 05, 2016
There is a hadith of the Prophet about death, which reads as follows: “Remember death often because it demolishes all desires.” (SunanIbnMajah, hadith no. 4258)
Death is a sort of personal earthquake. Just as people have no control over an earthquake, they have no control over death, a unilateral attack that everyone must face, some day or the other. Death comes...
Money for the Sake of Need
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | November 28, 2016
The Quran refers to a condition of many people in the following words:
Greed for more and more distracted you [from God] till you reached the grave. (102:1-2)
Many people make gathering wealth the aim of their lives. This is what they keep themselves busy with, till at last, one day, death arrives and carries them away. And they leave the world in sadness...
The Concept of God
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | November 21, 2016
Many secular people say that God has no real existence. For them, God is a great invention by man.
The truth is that “Man is a great creation by God.”
From ancient times, philosophers have been discussing the question of the existence of God, but they have not arrived at anything certain on this issue. Galileo and Newton began a new, scientific way of think...
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | November 14, 2016
People do not know how to properly utilize their time. In every matter one should be cautious about time.
The Quran says: ‘Prayer is obligatory for believers at appointed times of the day.’ People think that being on time is only for prayer. But here a general principle has been given with reference to prayer. That is, adopt the principle of time management in...
God is Great
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | November 07, 2016
The phrase Allahu Akbar (or ‘God is Great’) is the most important part of the Islamic prayer. The declaration of God being the Greatest is heard the most number of times in a Muslim’s life.
This shows that in Islam the most important thing is that a person should discover the greatness of God.
The phrase “God is Great” enjoys the status of a master-stroke in a per...