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...
Finally, in the Grave
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | January 23, 2017
Despite all our efforts and actions while in this world, one day we will find ourselves in the grave. This will happen with every one of us. We will not take a single of all the material things to our graves that we accumulated when we were alive.
Bill Gates, said to be the richest person in the world in terms of material wealth, makes this very telling remark:
A Human Weakness
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | January 16, 2017
A general weakness of us humans is that we think that the good things that we have are because of our own efforts, and we blame others for us not having the things that we do not have but want. A disastrous consequence of this is that we fall prey to false pride in our abilities, on the one hand, and to false complaints against others, on the other.
Actually, we shou...
Gift of Nature
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | January 09, 2017
The Prophet is reported to have said, “A man will not be let go on the Day of Judgment until he has been asked concerning four matters.” (Tirmidhi) One of the things about which he will be questioned is: ‘His youth and how he spent it.’
Apparently, this hadith refers to how one has spent one’s youth. But if you reflect deeper on the matter, you will realize that...