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...
The Test of Adversity
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | August 29, 2016
God, in creating man, endowed him with nobility of character. He then set him down in a world fraught with moral dangers. Life then for a person becomes a great moral tussle, a struggle in which right and wrong pull him in opposite directions. Those who consistently do good works, who, in short, do their utmost to preserve the noble image in which God created them...
Failure is Greater than Success
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | August 22, 2016
Bill Gates (b. 1955) is an American business magnate who co-founded Microsoft. He is consistently ranked in the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people. Gates once said: “I failed in some subjects in exams, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft.”
Why this difference between two persons? The r...
Don’t Provoke and Be Safe from Others
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | August 15, 2016
In the Delhi zoo there is a white tiger called Vijay. The white tiger is a large powerful carnivorous animal. According to zoo officials the tiger Vijay is known to be a very gentle animal and has never been aggressive. On September 23, 2014 a group of boys went very close to the tiger’s enclosure and started behaving in an unruly manner by throwi...
World of News
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | August 8, 2016
During a visit to Kashmir, I was once in an open valley outside Srinagar. Everywhere I could see streams flowing down from above. I then noticed that at one point there was a huge stone in the way of a stream. The stream did not collide with the stone, rather it skirted around and created another route for its onward journey.
At that time I was with some Kashmiri friends....