Patiently Facing Annoyances
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | December 19, 2016
Abdullah ibn Umar reports that the Prophet once said, “A believer who engages with people and is patient when he faces annoyance from them shall have greater reward than he who neither interacts with others nor remains patient at the troubles caused by them.” (Musnad Ahmad, hadith no. 5022)
A person who lives all by himself, without any social intercourse,...
Using the Energy of Anger
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | December 12, 2016
Once, somebody said to me: “I am basically a peace-loving person. But I get angry when people say something wrong. At such times, I get very agitated and then I begin to say such things that are really against my general temperament. How can I control this habit of mine?”
I replied to this man, saying, “The person who makes you agitated or angry is actually...
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...