The Speaking Tree

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

Divine Food

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Speaking Tree Website, TOI I October 19, 2014

The Quran refers to divine food in these words: “Do not regard with envy the worldly benefits We have given some of them, for with these We seek only to test them. The provision of your Lord is better and more lasting.” (20:131)

The “food” referred to here was not material food, it was divine food or spiritual food. Without receiving this food, a person cannot develop his or her personality. Jesus Christ has mentioned this fact in this well-known saying: “Man cannot live by bread alone.” (Matthew, 4:4)

Nature Works Automatically

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Speaking Tree Website, TOI I October 12, 2014

Why We Celebrate Eid-ul-Adha

Interaction: Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website, TOI | October 7, 2014

Maria: Dada, what is the universal message of Eid-ul-Adha?