The Speaking Tree

Listen To The Silent Art Of Conversion

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Speaking Tree I March 13, 2015

Everyone likes a house surrounded by green trees. Verdant foliage beautifies our world. It is this idea that has brought farmhouses – houses in gardens – into being. But it is difficult to find anyone who is able to listen to the silent message of the trees or who tries to adopt the culture of the tree in his own life. The culture of planting trees is widespread but adopting the culture of the tree is seldom in evidence. Trees beautify our homes but they do not beautify the person living in that house.

Culture Of Democracy

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Speaking Tree I February 15, 2015

Democracy is a highly evolved form of government and it is fortunate that India has adopted it just as some others have. But, it requires great wisdom to avail properly the boon of democracy for it to be in the best interests of the people.

Living In A World of Professions

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Times of India I February 06, 2015

We are living in a world of professions. In the present world, it is mostly your profession that defines your identity. Everyone is Mr Profession or Ms Profession. The profession-oriented life is the generally accepted lifestyle of every man and woman.

We Require Intellectual Crusades

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Times of India I January 15, 2015

What has gone wrong with India? Before Independence, everyone had high hopes of freedom, but now they feel that something more is required to fulfil their dreams. Our most pressing need is to discover this missing element and re-plan our strategy accordingly. This is the most urgent task before us.

Case Of Present Muslims

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Speaking Tree I January 11, 2015

Lessons from Peshawar Killings

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Speaking Tree I December 21, 2014

On December 16, 2014, a group of militants entered the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, and mercilessly gunned down about 150 students and teachers. The terrorist outfit released a photograph of the six-members who carried out the attack. A banner in the background reads as follows: La ilaaha illallah — There is no god, but One God. By this demonstration, the people who carried out the attack have themselves given us the criterion on which to judge their act.

Tribal Barbarism in the Name of Islam

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Times of India I December 18, 2014

On December 16, 2014 a barbaric incident occurred in Peshawar. Seven terrorists of Tehrik-e-Taliban launched an attack on the Army Public School. The militants were clad in the uniform of the Frontier Corps and entered the school from the rear. They stormed the premises and held it in a nine-hour siege. During this time they moved from classroom to classroom, killing about 141 people, 132 of them students, and injuring hundreds.

The Way You Begin Impacts Your Future

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I TOI I December 12, 2014

There is an English proverb, ‘The end justifies the means’. Perhaps, there is another more relevant principle which may be expressed thus: ‘The end justifies the beginning.’ It is the end result that proves whether the beginning was right or wrong.

Make Your Mistake A Mistake Plus

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I TOI I November 11, 2014