Tag: ALLAH

RAMADAN: A MONTH OF DISCIPLINE

Ramadan: A Month of Discipline

The Arabic word for fasting is ‘sawm’. The literal meaning of sawm is to abstain. During the month of fasting, a person refrains from many things. Thus Ramadan is a month of leading a controlled life. Keeping oneself in discipline is very important. Success is for one who knows the art of discipline. One who lacks discipline cannot achieve big success. The month of Ramadan is meant as training in discipline. Discipline is important both in worldly and religious aspects of life.  

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

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BEING CONTENT WITH GOD’S DECISION

​Being Content with God’s Decision

Those who are not content with God’s decision and have fallen to despair are behaving wrongly. When my first child was three years old, I was in Lucknow. At that time, messages were sent through telegram. I received a message that my child has died. I silently got up and offered prayer in a corner. After this, I did not become sad. To remain sad means to not be content with God’s decision. The Quran describes ‘a soul at peace’ as one which accepts God’s decisions, and for this it is made to settle in Paradise. Paradise is for one who remains content with those decisions of God which usually make people unhappy. But one who accepts these decisions without sadness, will be ensured Paradise. 

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

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MEETING WITH GOD

​Meeting with God 

After death, each person will have to stand before God and answer questions about his life. A hadith tells us that on that day there would be no interpreter in the dialogue between a person and God: it would be a direct conversation. God knows our thought process too. Thus anyone who reflects on this fact, will know on his own what questions he would be asked by God. 

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

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