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Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Search for Truth | Al Risala, October 1988

When a man submits himself to God, his submission should be sponta­neous and headlong, like stones tumbling down a mountainside. His unhesitat­ing capitulation before the truth should be like a landslide in its velocity and its irreversibility. God does not want man to be stubborn and arrogant when confronted with truth; He wants His servants to fall before Him in total submission and acceptance.

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Search for Truth | Al-Risala, June 1988

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Search for Truth | Al-Risala May 1988

On an extended tour of the U.S.S.R., an American lady once pointedly registered her dislike and disapproval of the portraits of the Communist Party Chairman which she saw hanging everywhere she went. A travelling companion immediately pointed out to her in an undertone that she was in Russia now, not America.

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Search for Truth | Al-Risala April 1988

There is a saying of the Prophet, that “the best thing in your religion is True Understanding.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith No. 3116) On one occasion the Prophet was moved to pray for Abd Allah Ibn Abbas: “O God, give him True Un­derstanding in religion and teach him its correct interpretation.” (Musnad Ahmad, Hadith No. 2397)

The following Tradition is related in Bukhari and Muslim:

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Search for Truth | Al-Risala, June 1987

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Search for Truth | Al-Risala, May 1987, p. 5

In education, there is a recently developed method of imparting skills and knowledge, based on research carried out by Jean Piaget and Jerom Brune, which does not give the student all of the data he needs, but attempts to create situations in which he feels the desire to learn things by exercising his own mind. This is called the ‘dis­covery method’. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica:

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Search for Truth | Al-Risala, March 1987, p. 21.

The Fabian society was founded in 1883-84 in London, having as its goal the establishment of a democratic socialist state in Great Britain. The Fabians put their faith in evolutionary Socialism rather than in revolution. They were true pioneers in British social and economic reform and were concerned mainly with the eradication of poverty and ignorance through education.

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Search for Truth

A person who was employed as an ordinary worker in a tobacco factory soon learnt the entire art of the business and set up his own factory. He initially invested only Rs. 5000/- in his business but then by dint of fifteen years’ hard work, his business progressively increased until it expanded into a big factory. One day, narrating his life story to his friends, he said: “Just as a young child grows into boyhood after fifteen years, so does a business. I have not reached this stage in one day. It has been a fifteen-year struggle.”

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A young player, who had participated in a big football match for the first time, wrote to his father after his team had been defeated: “Our opponents had discovered a great gap in our defense line, and that was me.”