God is Great
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | November 07, 2016
The phrase Allahu Akbar (or ‘God is Great’) is the most important part of the Islamic prayer. The declaration of God being the Greatest is heard the most number of times in a Muslim’s life.
This shows that in Islam the most important thing is that a person should discover the greatness of God.
The phrase “God is Great” enjoys the status of a master-stroke in a per...
How to Face Problems
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | October 31, 2016
The Prophet of Islam started his mission in the first quarter of the seventh century in Arabia- an age of religious persecution. The Prophet’s mission was based on the oneness of God, while the people of that time were believers in idolatry. So they turned hostile to the Prophet and he and his companions became the victims of various kinds of problems. It w...
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | October 24, 2016
The Quran tells us: “Man is a creature of haste.” (21:37) According to a hadith, the Prophet said:
Calmness and patient deliberation are from God, and haste is from Satan. (at-Tirmidhi)
There are two ways in which we can choose to think and act. We can proceed hurriedly if we like. But we can also do so unhurriedly.
One quality that human beings have been blessed with is s...
Harmonious Married Life
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | October 17, 2016
The Prophet Muhammad once gave this advice for married life:
“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.”
It is a fact that no person, male or female, has every good quality. This is how nature is: you may have some qualities, but you...
A Double-Sided Affair
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | October 10, 2016
According to a hadith, the Prophet of Islam said:
If somebody accuses another of fisq (sin) or of kufr (unbelief), then such an accusation will return to him if the person he is accusing is not really so. (Musnad Ahmad)
This is not something strange or mysterious. It is actually a law of nature, which God has established in this world. You could call it ‘the law o...