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ON THE BRINK
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Weekly Blog | March 1, 2021 In 1945, the city of Hiroshima in Japan was wiped off the face of the earth by an atom bomb equal in destructive force to 12,500 tons of TNT. Now, the world’s nuclear arsenal has been built up to between 12,000 and 15,000 megatons, a megaton being equal to one million tons of TNT. Man is now in a position to destroy life on earth many times over. What in essence, is thi...
ANGER AND PRIDE
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Weekly Blog | Feb. 8, 2021 It is true to say that anger always stems from a mentality of pride. Were people to become humble, they would cease to become angry. This does not mean that humble people never become angry. Indeed, they do. But their anger is short-lived. After briefly manifesting itself, the anger disappears without trace. Anger which comes from pride, however, does not end until it...
READING THE SIGNS
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Weekly Blog | Feb 01, 2021 With the increase of traffic in modern times, the danger of acci­dents has also increased. To obviate this danger, various forms of road signs have been erected, for the guidance of motorists. One such sign reads: “Lane driving is sane driving.” Keeping to one’s lane is an effective safeguard against accidents, averting the danger of colliding with other moto...
RENOVATION OF RELIGION
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Blog | Jan 25, 2021 In 1509 Michelangelo (1475-1564), painter, sculptor, architect and poet, was commissioned by Pope Julian to design and paint the frescoes for the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. The project was completed in 1512. In the 450 years that have elapsed since then, the original colours used by Michelangelo have become considerably subdued and, therefore, distorted. One reaso...
WORKING TOGETHER
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Weekly Blog | Jan 18, 2021 What a laborious task the preparation of honey is! Only through continuous effort by a host of bees does this delicacy come into being. The reason for this is that there is only a minute amount of honey in one single flower. Nectar has to be collected from countless flowers for a substantial amount of honey to be produced. At times, honeybees have to travel a cumulat...