Principles of Life

From Heart to Heart

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Principles of Life

It has been said that when words come from the heart, they go straight to the heart; and that when they come from the tongue, they go no further than the ears.

It is quite true that there are two types of utterances. One is when one says whatever comes into one’s head, on the spur of the moment or to get by. This is an utterance which comes from the tongue. It emanates from the surface of the speaker. That is why it does not penetrate further than the surface of the listener.


Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Principles of Life | Al-Risala, May 1987, p. 8

A cow gives milk. This is a universally accepted fact. But there are few who pause to think how it accomplishes this useful feat. In fact, it can produce milk only because it has the capacity to convert grass into milk. It is this unique ability to convert a simple substance into a more complex one which makes it possible in God’s world for it to produce the precious liquid we call milk.


Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Principles of Life

One of the facilities enjoyed in technologically advanced nations is a highly efficient telecommunications system. Of course, telephones abound in the third world also, but the service they provide leaves much to be desired. In India, for instance, one will encounter all kinds of problems in making trunk or local calls within the country. If, on the other hand, one dials a London number from Delhi, one is likely to obtain an immediate connection, and the quality of recep­tion will also be good.