The Sunday Guardian

When the truth is revealed

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | April 22, 2018

Some people have not, in their hearts, bowed to God.

Their outward prostration is a mere pretense. The Quran says about such persons that in the next world, they will be told to bow down before the Lord, but they will not be able to do so. (68:42)

Prostration is not just a ritual and time bound physical action; it is to surrender oneself to sublime reality. It is to make oneself follow truth in one’s whole life.

God is greatest mathematician

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | April 15, 2018

The distinguished mathematician, Sir Michael Francis Atiyah, who once visited Mumbai, said that God was a mathematician. This idea is not new. In the mid-twentieth century, Sir James Jeans suggested that the universe was handiwork of a mathematician. Centuries before him, Pythagoras said that all things are numbers.

Problem of evil: A price of good

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | April 01, 2018

Besides man, the rest of the world is incredibly beautiful. One only has to look at the luxuriant bloom of a tree and the fragile tenderness of a flower; one only has to gaze at the spectacles of nature, on land and in space; so attractive will one find them that one will not wish to remove one’s gaze.