Careful, Someone may be Listening
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree website | July 24, 2017
There was an astonishing headline in the Times of India of December 19, 1982. It ran: Careful. Uncle Sam may be listening.
The story behind this headline is that over one million telephone calls and telexes are made from the United States every day. These communications are first picked up at an earth station in Virginia. They are then relayed thr...
Happy Ending to the Tragedy of Life
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree website | July 17, 2017
The capital of British India was initially Calcutta. In 1911, King George V announced the transfer of the capital to Delhi. The British architect, Sir Edwin Luytens (1864-1944) was commissioned to design the new capital. Construction work commenced in 1913, and eventually the magnificent city of New Delhi came into existence.
This was a time when the...
The Law of Nature
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | July 10, 2017
Harry Emerson Fosdick has explained an important fact of life as follows:
“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)
There is but one law of nature, which applies t...
What is Patience
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree | Jul 3, 2017
Patience is the exercise of restraint in trying situations. It is a virtue, which enables the individual to proceed towards worthy goals, undeflected by adverse circumstances or repeated provocations. If he allows himself to become upset by opposition, taunts or other kinds of unpleasantness, he will never reach his goals. He will simply become enmeshed in irrelevancie...
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree | Jun 26, 2017
Differences are a part of life. A divergence of views and behaviour arises between people for a variety of reasons. Just as differences occur among unbelievers and apostates similarly differences occur between sincere and pious people. But even if differences cannot be prevented, that is no reason, for any individual to indulge in negative behaviour. It should be borne in mind th...