The Sunday Guardian

Our envy leads us to our doom

MaulanaWahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | October 23, 2019

The American space shuttle; Challenger, built at a cost of one billion dollars, was launched into space on January 28, 1986. But just one minute after its lift-off, it exploded violently, reducing itself and its seven passengers to ashes. 

Patience is binding on a believer

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Sunday Guardian  |  Jun16, 2019

Fear of punishment prevents crime

MaulanaWahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian |  June 08, 2019

"The business of legislature," writes Bertrand Russell "is to produce harmony between public and private interests. It is to the interest of the public that I should abstain from theft, but it is not to my interest except where there is an effective criminal law. Thus the criminal law is a method of making the interests of the individual coincide with those of the community" (The History of Western Philosophy, pp. 741-42).

Start change with the individual

Maulana Wahidugddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | June 02, 2019, p. 12

It requires consolidation before expansion

Purify oneself and deserve heaven

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | May 26, 2019

According to God's creation plan, this world is a "testing ground". But why this test, one might ask. This test of life is not a test for its own sake. Rather, it is a means to record how each one of us responds to the different situations that we face in our lives and to identify who among us is deserving of eternal life in heaven.

Looked at in this way, one can say that this world is a world of opportunities for us.

Enjoy the journey while it lasts

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | May 19, 2019, p. 12 

After a long journey, the express train was approaching its destination. The view from the train indicated that the final station was near. Hundreds of passengers were filled with new life. Some were fastening their bedding; some were changing clothes; some were just peering expectantly out of the window. All were excited, eagerly awaiting their journey's end.

Complaints take you away from God

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | May 12, 2019, p. 12

The Prophet Muhammad began his mission in Makkah in 610 CE. Then, the time came when the chieftains of Makkah compelled him to leave the city. At that time, the Prophet said to his Companions:

 “I was ordered to migrate to a town which will swallow other towns. It is called Yathrib and that is Madinah.” (Sahih al-Bukhari)

Every action has a consequence, May 05, 2019

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | May 05, 2019, p. 14

A man came before the Prophet Muhammad and asked him for some advice. “Will you heed the advice?” the Prophet asked him. The man said that he would. The Prophet said to him: “When you decide on some action, think of its consequences. If they are good, go ahead with it: and if they are bad, refrain from it.”

Reality is apparent when bias is shed

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, The Sunday Guardian, April 28, 2019

“Who was the God who wrote these signs?” This was the question asked by the great Austrian physicist, Luduriq Boltzmann (1844-1906) when he looked at the inspired equations which the celebrated Scottish physicist, James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) had written to express the laws of electromagnetic interaction.