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...
What is Death?
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | April 24, 2017
Of all the stages through which a person will have to pass, death is the most certain. Everyone who is alive now will be dead sometime in the future. One day the eyes of those who see will fade and their tongues freeze into silence. Every human being will one day be leaving this world, never to return, and entering a world which he will never leave.
No one can be su...
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | April 17, 2017
Once an old peasant was seated alone in a village church. Somebody asked him, “What are you waiting for?” He answered, “I am looking at Him and He is looking at me.”
The answer of the peasant expresses the essence of prayer. True prayer is an act of communication with an all-powerful Invisible Being. It is a state of consciousness which permeates one’s entire charact...