The Speaking Tree

Thoda Adjust, Please!

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Speaking Tree I November 3, 2013

It is true that adjustment is the only formula for a successful married life. But it is not adjustment for the sake of adjustment — it is for a higher purpose, that is, to create a normal environment in which it will be possible to achieve the real purpose of married life.

Eid For Peace

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Speaking Tree I October 13, 2013

Eid al-Adha means Eid of Sacrifice. Animal sacrifice on this day is purely symbolic: the real sacrifice that is needed is self-sacrifice. 

A Double-Edged Sword

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Times of India I September 6, 2013 I Page 20

Everyone knows how to earn money, but few know how to spend it. This is the most common experience in every society. A wise person is one who discovers this fact and plans his life by taking a lesson from it.

Time To Make A New Beginning

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Speaking Tree I The Times of India I August 9, 2013 I Page 22

Organ donation is greatest charity

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Times of India I August 1, 2013 I Page 4

Calling organ donation the greatest form of charity, Islamic scholar and peace promoter Maulana Wahiduddin Khan stressed on the need for creating awareness on the issue. Speaking at a seminar organized by The Times of India on Wednesday, Khan said there is no teaching in Islam that restricts this kind of donation.

"When we donate an organ, we lose nothing. It's the greatest form of charity," the Khan added.

Organ Donation Is Supreme Sharing

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Times of India I July 31, 2013 I Page 20

भारतीय संस्कृति परस्पर सहमति से बनती है

मौलाना वहीदुद्दीन खान  I नवभारत टाइम्स | Jul 24, 2013

मौलाना वहीदुद्दीन खान  अपनी पैदाइश से अब तक की मेरी पूरी जिंदगी भारत में ही बीती हैं और मैं खुद को इस संस्कृति का हिस्सा मानता हूं। भारत की मोहब्बत मेरे दिल में उसी तरह रची-बसी है, जिस तरह अपनी मां के लिए है।

मैं समझता हूं कि भारतीय संस्कृति के दो पहलू हैं। एक पहलू है आध्यात्मिकता और दूसरा पहलू है शांति। आध्यात्मिकता भारतीय संस्कृति का भीतरी पहलू है और शांति बाहरी- स्वामी विवेकानंद आध्यात्मिकता के प्रतीक हैं और महात्मा गांधी शांति के।

The Form And Spirit Of Ramadan

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Times of India I July 15, 2013 I Page 18

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Hijri calendar. Muslims are enjoined to observe fasting from daybreak to sunset during this month. Fasting is an annual worship in the Islamic faith and one of the five spiritual pillars of Islam.  
What is the purpose of this annual practice? The answer can be had from the Quran. “The month of Ramadan is the month when the Quran was sent down as guidance for mankind with clear proofs of guidance and the criterion by which to distinguish right from wrong.” (2:185) 

You Might Have To Make A U-Turn

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Times of India I June 8, 2013 I Page 20

Once i was travelling in a part of India with which my driver was unfamiliar. He made a wrong turn at one point but drove on for five miles before he realised he was on the wrong road. He had to stop the car then and make a U-turn, and soon we safely reached our destination.