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'Instant Triple Talaq Is Un-Islamic'

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree | Jun 25, 2017

As an Islamic scholar, I would say that the Supreme Court’s judgment delivered on August 22 – striking down instant triple talaq as being unconstitutional – is totally right. Triple talaq is not a principle of Islam, but is rather a ruling of certain Muslim jurists, adopted in the later period of Islam. In this matter, Muslim jurists need to correct themselves instead of wrongly justifying triple talaq.

Islam: Violent Or Peaceful?

Editorial by Sumit Paul & Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | May 28, 2017 | The Speaking Tree

In the wake of the latest terrorist attack in Manchester, UK, in which a suicide bomber blew himself up as thousands of fans were exiting Ariana Grande’s pop concert, killing 22 people and injuring 59, the question arises: Is Islam violent?



‘Inherently violent’


Feed Your Starved Intellect & Beat Stress

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | TOI, The Speaking Tree | p. 22, May 17, 2017

The problem of stress is very common. Almost all of us suffer from stress and so we need to find a method for de-stressing. In my experience, there is no mechanical technique of de-stressing. Such a technique could be applied only to a robot, not to a living human being.

Water As Spiritual Nourishment

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree | May 14, 2017

If we cannot create water, then why do we foolishly waste it, asks MAULANA WAHIDUDDIN KHAN

Post Elections: Winners & Losers

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree | March 26, 2017

Rival political leaders may well be fierce competitors, but once elections are over, they need to cooperate to make democracy work. MAULANA WAHIDUDDIN KHAN offers sage advice to politicians

Less speech, more silence

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST Blog, Feb 21, 2017

Asked why he was so miserly with words, a wise man replied, “The Creator of the world has given man two ears, but just one tongue. This is so that we may listen more than we speak.” Listening more, we increase our knowledge, have a better understanding of the other person’s viewpoint, prepare what we wish to say and encourage in the speaker a greater receptivity to what we wish to say when finally it is our turn to hold forth.

Bill Gates Could Be The World's First Trillionaire

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan |  The Times of India Delhi  | February  04, 2017