Weekly Blog

The Final Recall
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | June 13, 2016 Dr Gopal Singh was born in Atabad on November 29, 1917, and died in New Delhi on August 8, 1990. He was a man of consid­erable accomplishment, being well-versed in different languages. In his heyday he was India’s Ambassador to Bulgaria and British Guiana, while at a later period he was appointed Governor to Nagaland and Goa. Besides these appointments, he occupied vario...
Piety and Ethics
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | June 6, 2016 The Prophet was once asked what it was that would count more than anything in taking people to Paradise. He replied: “Fear of God and good moral character.” Man is God’s servant. But besides this, he has to live in this world with other human beings. As such, man must give himself at one and the same time, to two kinds of relationship: one, with God, and the other with hu...
Living with an Open Mind
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | May 30, 2016 Umar Faruq, the second caliph of Islam, was a man of great wisdom. One of his traits is reported in these words: Kana yatallamu min kulli ahad. That is, “He was able to learn from every person.” It is this spirit that is called the learning spirit. And the learning spirit is the greatest quality of a man or woman. The opportunities for learning are abundantly present in every circumstance for every human being. But the condition requ...
It Requires a Purified Container
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | May 16, 2016 A milkman, deeply influenced by Gautam Buddha insisted that Buddha visit him and share his nuggets of wisdom. In lieu of this, the milkman offered to present milk to Buddha. He agreed. When Buddha set out to visit the milkman he took with him a container in which he intentionally put some mud. The milkman took the container but just as he was about...
Extended Application of Targeted Therapy
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | May 16, 2016 Targeted therapy is a term used in the medical sciences. There are about 25,000 genes in the human body. Targeted therapy is a type of treatment that targets those specific genes that contribute to cancer growth, while leaving out other genes. Targeted therapy includes drugs that are aimed at specific genes that are only found in cancer cells that...