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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...
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  The Bata Shoe Company is a family-owned global footwear and fashion accessory manufacturer and retailer with acting headquarters located in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is organized into three business units: Bata Europe, based in Italy; Bata Emerging Market (Asia, Pacific, Africa and Latin America), based in Singapore, and Bata...