The Speaking Tree

Welcome Criticism As An Intellectual Mirror

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Times of India, Speaking Tree Website | June 11, 2016

Share Your Spiritual Experiences With Others

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | April 28, 2016

There was once a man who left his home and all his possessions and went off into the jungle to live all alone in close proximity to the trees, flowers and the animals. His purpose was to attain to spirituality in communion with nature. He may have reached his goal, but his spirituality was only a matter of personal solace and, as such, was limited in its reach. It was not ‘applied’ spirituality, that is, spirituality through which others gained from one’s personal spiritual experience.

‘Violence only causes self-destruction’

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree | March 27, 2015

The recent Brussels attacks, the Paris attacks and violence in Turkey and other places have left the world floundering for answers. MAULANA WAHIDUDDIN KHAN tries to address this

Overcome all fear

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree Blog | March 15, 2016

Fear being a problem of the mind, is unlikely to be allayed by physical solutions. So, it is better to identify the cause of fear and then overcome it by reasoning. Being a perfectionist, I wanted things to be in order. Whenever I found things were not in perfect order, I became distressed. This anxiety increased to such a great extent during my childhood that I wrote a poem that said, “Life seems to me to be a dreadful dream.” I have read and thought a lot about this subject.

Overcome Setbacks With Self-affirmation & Confidence

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Times of India | February 24, 2016, p. 26

Sharpen Your Intellect With Your Problems

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Times of India | January 30, 2016, p. 26

‘Love is the best formula’

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Speaking Tree I December 20, 2015, p. 3

There are three religions in the Semitic family: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In historical order, Judaism comes first, Christianity second and Islam third. One teaching is common to all the three religions, that is, love. During a visit to the US, I was invited by an American Church to deliver a lecture on Islam and peace. After my lecture, a Christian scholar asked: ‘In Christianity, there is a moral injunction: ‘Love your enemy’. Can you cite any such teaching from the Islamic scripture?’

'More simplicity, less warming'

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree | December 06, 2015

'The root cause of climate change today is human excess'

Within the atmosphere, which can have adverse effects on ecosystems, including causing rising sea levels. severe weather events, and droughts.