Discover God

PUTTING FAITH INTO PRACTICE

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Discover God | Al Risala, August 1988

GOD IS GREAT

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Discover God | Al Risala, July 1988

The most important fact that we must grasp about this world is that it was fashioned by One Maker – other than whom there is no greater being. The words, ‘‘Allahu akbar” (God is Great) which Muslims say repeatedly in their daily prayers, bear witness to God’s greatness – the most momentous reality of the entire universe.

A SYSTEM OF CONVERSION

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Discover God | Al-Risala February 1988

Two of the attributes of the believer, as described in the Quran, are firstly, his avoidance of gross sins and indecencies and secondly, his willingness to forgive when angered, (42:37). This means, in other words, that the believer does not retaliate. He does not return evil for evil. It is quite human to become angry at the wrongs done to one, but the believer does not return anger for anger: he returns forgiveness.

OPPOSITE KINDS OF PEOPLE

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Discover God | Al-Risala January 1988

God is the patron of the faithful. He leads them from darkness to the light. As for those who deny the truth, their supporter is Satan, who brings them out of light into darkness. They are the heirs of the Fire, and there they will remain forever. (The Quran, 2: 257)

SUBMISSION TO GOD

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Discover God | Al-Risala August, 1987

CONVERSION

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Discover God | Al-Risala, June 1987

In one of nature’s greatest laboratories – the sun – atomic reaction converts into light. The humble cow – a living laboratory – con­verts grass into milk. The very trees are nature’s laboratories, taking in water, minerals and gases and converting them into flowers and fruits.

REMEMBERING GOD

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Discover God | Al-Risala, April 1987, p. 24

WHEN ONE IS BROKEN IN TWO

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Discover God

When an inanimate object, such as a piece of wood, is broken in two, it remains broken. Never again can it remould itself into one piece. Animate objects, however, live on even after breakages. When one live amoeba is cut in two, it turns into two live amoebae.

SPEAKING WITH SINCERITY

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Discover God

Prophet Mohammed is reported by Abu Hurayrah as having said: “One who sits in an excessively noisy meeting, then before leaving the meeting says: ‘Glory be to You, O Lord, and praise. I bear witness that there is no God save You. I seek Your forgiveness, and turn to You in repentance,’ will have all that passed in that meeting forgiven him by God.” (Sunan at-Tirmidhi, Hadith No. 3433)