With Footwear Made of Palm Leaves
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | February 27, 2017
Present-day Afghanistan used to be called Sijistan. It had its capital at Kabul, and was ruled by a Turk Raja. He was Buddhist by faith and his family title was Rutbail. In the time of caliph Muawiya, the territory was assimilated into the Muslim empire. At first, Rutbail offered resistance, but eventually he agreed to pay an annual tax of 100,000 d...
The Period of Youth
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | February 20, 2017
The Prophet is reported to have said that on the Day of Judgment every person would be questioned about some issues, one of these being how he spent his youth. (Shuʿab al-Imanlil-Bayhaqi, hadith no. 1648).
Youth is a period when a person’s strength is fully alive and he is capable of doing whatever work he likes. This period lies between two periods of infirmity—c...
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | February 13, 2017
One day, a young man and his wife came to meet me. The man asked me for some advice. I replied, saying, “I will only say one thing: and that is, consider complaining to be forbidden to you.”
The man said, “Why do you consider complaining to be so bad?”
I replied, “The ‘complaint culture’ is a Satanic culture. The one who first invented ‘complaint culture’ was t...
Likes and Dislikes
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | February 06, 2017
There is a hadith about spouses, according to which the Prophet said: “A believing man should not be displeased with a believing woman. If he dislikes one of her qualities, there will be another quality in her with which he will be pleased.” (Sahih Muslim, hadith no. 1469).
This is a wise advice for relations between a husband and wife. In line with God’s Creation...
Concealing Other’s Faults
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | January 30, 2017
According to a hadith, the Prophet Muhammad said:“For whoever conceals the faults of a Muslim, God will conceal his faults in this world and the Hereafter.”(SunanIbnMajah, hadith no. 2544).
This hadith forbids using someone’s faults in order to defame him. It forbids talking about a person’s faults to unrelated people in order to spoil his image. On the other...