The Sunday Guardian

The true basis of equality

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | April 29, 2018

The aim of communism is to set man on an equal social and economic footing. The distinction between bourgeois and proletariat is one which communist philosophy and society, from Karl Marx onward, has always sought to eradicate.

Yet experience consistently shows that, no matter what efforts are taken by the state, social strata remain a part of human life.

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.