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(Late) Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

Fasting: Training in self-restraint

Fasting: Training in self-restraint

Fasting, a form of divine worship is observed for one month every year. During this period of fasting, man abstains...

The tendency to complain

The tendency to complain

On hearing an acquaintance complain about others, I pointed out that complaint is the killer of spirituality. Making complaints is...

Good in every situation

Good in every situation

Regarding the maintenance of relationships between a husband and wife, the Quran says, “Live with them in accordance with what...

A wise lady

A wise lady

An incident which took place in a Maharashtrian family is worth mentioning. The daughter of the family married someone of...

Stubbornness or determination?

Stubbornness or determination?

On one of my journeys abroad, I once met a certain Christian lady, who confided to me that her husband...

Waiting policy

Waiting policy

An ancient maxim says: ‘Wait and watch.’ This is not just a maxim; it is a Law of Nature. The...

Controlling anger

Controlling anger

Anger is the major reason for relationships going sour. Anger stokes a quarrel which then begets hatred. And hatred eventually...

An incident

An incident

One day I got a call from a city in India. It was from a lady who said that her...

Making mountains out of molehills

Making mountains out of molehills

The quarrels between a husband and wife are mostly due to trivial matters. These disagreements can sometimes escalate into serious...

Beauty or inner beauty

Beauty or inner beauty

Most young men aspire to have a beautiful wife, which is very immature on their part. And it mostly happens...

Mutual Trust

Mutual Trust

When any task is assigned to two people, mutual trust between the two is required for the successful completion of...

Intellectual partner

Intellectual partner

When a man is born into this world, he is like iron ore, raw in form. Nature has produced him...

Compatibility

Compatibility

The coming together of a man and a woman in marriage is the most unique event in the Universe. All...

A tradition

A tradition

Abu Hurayrah has narrated a saying of the Prophet Muhammad regarding family life in these words: “No believing husband should...

The greatest blessing

The greatest blessing

According to a Tradition, the Prophet of Islam once said: “Of all the good things in the world, a woman...

Breaking away from the conditioning mould

Breaking away from the conditioning mould

When a man and a woman come together in marriage, it is the joining of two different personalities. Each is...

An observation

An observation

During one of my journeys to America, I was invited to stay with a Muslim couple. The wife had been...

A family problem

A family problem

There is a problem in almost every joint family between a mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law. But this is not a...

The joint family

The joint family

After marriage, the first question that most often comes to mind is whether to opt for living in a joint...

Difference  between parents and in-law homes

Difference between parents and in-law homes

Having a blood relationship makes it easy for people to love one another. And this is particularly true of parents...

The secret of success

The secret of success

As is the custom in the eastern world, after marriage, women leave their parent’s home and live with their husband’s...

An unnatural desire

An unnatural desire

Mohammad Rafi (d. 1980), was a famous Indian singer. He sang many songs which were very popular with the masses....

Education and women

Education and women

Education is as important for women as it is for men. Without education, both are incomplete. Education is a need...

The role that parents play

The role that parents play

In my experience, the greatest reason for the failure of marriage is the faulty role played by parents. Parents spend...