The Sunday Guardian

Living with a positive mind

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Nov 26, 2017

Prayer is only another name for spirituality: spirituality and peace are two sides of a single coin. Spirituality is the inner content of peace and peace is the external expression of spirituality. Where there is peace, there is spirituality, and where there is spirituality there is peace. Both are interconnected.

The perfect world is paradise

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Nov 19, 2017

Unlike other beings, we are conscious of the past, the present and the future. We cherish a very pleasant consciousness of the future, aspirations of a better life, or of the fulfillment of our dreams. Our lives centre on our constant efforts to improve our future. But this perfect future does not seem to ever materialise. This is a part of God’s creation plan.

Through hardship, to the stars

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Nov 12, 2017

The March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake was the most powerful known earthquake ever to have hit  Japan,  and  one  of  the  five most powerful in the world since 1900. The earthquake triggered a tsunami whose waves reached heights of  133   feet and travelled 10 kilometres inland. The tsunami then caused a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Losses were estimated at $200 billion.

Do the right thinking

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Nov 5, 2017

As human beings, we have the capacity to think, in the sense that we can, at a purely intellectual level, conceptualize and discriminate between right and wrong, good and bad. Animals, on the other hand, are governed by their instincts. The greatness of humanity lies in our ability to think and plan a course of action. Animals have no need to do this and are not liable to err, for their actions are governed by their natural instincts.