The Speaking Tree

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

Violence at WAGAH

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Speaking Tree I November 09, 2014

The greatest problem with Muslims is that they are lagging far behind in modern scientific education.  It is modern education alone that can change traditional mindsets

Make Yourself A Creative Mind

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I TOI I October 25, 2014