Differentiate between Need and Desire
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | October 03, 2016
According to a hadith, the Prophet of Islam said:
It is extravagance to eat everything you desire. (Ibn Majah)
Hazrat Umar made the same point when he said: “It is enough for a person to be wasteful if he eats everything that his heart desires.” (Kanz al-Ummal)
To waste your money is to spend it on something that you do not really need but that yo...
Honesty and Hard Work
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | September 26, 2016
Prophet Moses was born in Egypt, where he lived for about thirty years. Then, for some reason, he had to leave Egypt and after a long journey he reached Midian (Syria). When he was resting on the outskirts of Midian, an interesting incident took place which has been narrated as follows in the Quran:
When Moses arrived at the well of Midian, he found a gr...
Working Your Way Up
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | September 19, 2016
A man entered a certain recruiting office and said, “I want to join as a soldier.” “But how old are you?” the sergeant asked. “Sixty,” was the man’s reply. “You know quite well that sixty is too old for you to become a soldier.” “All right, if sixty is too old for a soldier, don’t you need any generals?”
If one wants to start one’s career as a general, one will b...
In Giving We Receive
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | September 12, 2016
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The Plight of Man
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | September 05, 2016
How grand and imposing the dome appeared from afar. Less so when the great edifice was entered and there appeared, lying as low as low could be, a solitary grave. What a contrast between that mighty dome – a symbol of human greatness, and that lowly grave – testimony to man’s utter helplessness. The two constructions presented a picture of the startling discrepancy...