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Welcome criticism

By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST Blog, Aug 9, 2016

Generally, no one likes to be criticised. Some people go to the extreme of abhorring any criticism. But that is an unhealthy response, for criticism and dissent are positive elements in the lives of individuals and for societies. Criticism is part of intellectual exchange.

A World Full of Friends

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree | July 31, 2016

The world is full of friends. Someone is your actual friend; another is your potential friend.  This is one of the universal concepts given in the Quran. I would like to quote a relevant verse from the Quran on this subject:

Peace Is Beneficial- It promotes progress

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | June 18, 2016

Welcome Criticism As An Intellectual Mirror

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Times of India, Speaking Tree Website | June 11, 2016

Share Your Spiritual Experiences With Others

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | April 28, 2016

There was once a man who left his home and all his possessions and went off into the jungle to live all alone in close proximity to the trees, flowers and the animals. His purpose was to attain to spirituality in communion with nature. He may have reached his goal, but his spirituality was only a matter of personal solace and, as such, was limited in its reach. It was not ‘applied’ spirituality, that is, spirituality through which others gained from one’s personal spiritual experience.

‘Violence only causes self-destruction’

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree | March 27, 2015

The recent Brussels attacks, the Paris attacks and violence in Turkey and other places have left the world floundering for answers. MAULANA WAHIDUDDIN KHAN tries to address this

Overcome all fear

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree Blog | March 15, 2016

Fear being a problem of the mind, is unlikely to be allayed by physical solutions. So, it is better to identify the cause of fear and then overcome it by reasoning. Being a perfectionist, I wanted things to be in order. Whenever I found things were not in perfect order, I became distressed. This anxiety increased to such a great extent during my childhood that I wrote a poem that said, “Life seems to me to be a dreadful dream.” I have read and thought a lot about this subject.

Overcome Setbacks With Self-affirmation & Confidence

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Times of India | February 24, 2016, p. 26