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How we grow in life

Maulana Wahiddudin Khan | Sunday Guardian | Sep. 9, 2018

Harry Emerson Fosdick has explained one fact of life in these words: “No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.”(Living Under Tension by Harry Emerson Fosdick)

Observing the universe

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Aug 26, 2018 The Quran is a book of cosmic knowledge, a dictionary which defines the true meaning of what we see in the world around us. The Quran says that “He (God) ordains all things. He makes plain His revelations.” (13:2) God ordains all things in that He manages the universe; He makes plain His revelations in that He explains its relevance in the Quran. Observing the universe, one cannot fail to be struck by the wonder¬ful works of art, the ingenious displays of consummate skill, which lie before one.

The moment of truth

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Aug 19, 2018 The power-supply used to be plentiful in the Ivory Coast. The country had at one time been called the “Showcase of Africa” due to its glittering array of houses and shops. In December 1983, everything suddenly changed. People were forced to eat by candlelight in luxury hotels, while houses and offices were lit by lanterns. Hydro-electric stations which had supplied ninety two percent of the Ivory Coast’s electricity were brought to a standstill by a severe drought which reduced the water flowing through the dams to a trickle.

Experiencing the presence of God

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | Aug 12, 2018

One of the three astronauts who travelled in the Apollo 15 American spacecraft was Colonel James Irwin.

He later described the magic of that moment, in August 1972, when he set foot on the moon. It was an ecstatic experience, he said, to feel oneself in God’s presence, to feel so close to Him that His greatness appeared before one’s eyes.

Prayer fends away indecency and evil

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Sunday Guardian | Aug 05, 2018

The believer has been advised in the Quran to be steadfast in prayer, for prayer fends away indecency and evil.

When the Prophet of Islam was asked about this verse he said: “If a person’s prayer does not fend away indecency and evil, then his prayer is not really prayer at all.”

We are in God’s country

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Sunday Guardian, July 29, 2018

An American lady went on a tour of Russia. There, she saw pictures of the Chairman of the Communist party hanging everywhere she went. She took offence of this and gave vent to her feelings in the presence of some Russians.

Her companion whispered in her ear: “Madam, you are in Russia now, not America.”

Pious people and wrongdoers

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | July 22, 2018 

The Quran says that on the Day of Judgment, when mankind is gathered before God, a person will look at his deeds. Those who denied God, and rebelled against Him, will behold the doom that awaits them. In anguish they will cry out: “Would that I were dust!” (78:40)

Morning is the best time

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | July 15, 2018  

People have always believed that morning time is the best time because one’s mind is most fresh at this time of the day. The Quran expresses this fact in the following words: “The recitation at dawn is indeed witnessed.” (17:78)

Missing link found

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian, July 08, 2018