Telling the truth and resisting from lying is a very basic principle to all the major religions in the world. With all of us telling lies and not telling the truth our society will not function properly. Honesty is one of the greatest of all moral virtues. By telling the truth many great qualities like integrity, chastity, and valor are acquired . We all know the expression, “The truth shall set you free?”.” Well in the Quran there is a similar phrase which is:
qū·lū qau·lan sa·dī·dā
Which means: Say the straightforward word.
There once was a man who did many bad things. He went to the
Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and asked, “How can I stop doing bad things?” The Holy Prophet answered, “Always be truthful.” A few days later, the man was going to drink alcohol, but he thought, “What if the Holy Prophet asks me if I drank? I can’t lie.” So he didn’t drink. The next day, he was going to steal something, but he
thought, “What if the Holy Prophet asks me if I stole anything? I can’t lie.” So he didn’t
steal it. Slowly the man stopped doing all the bad things he used to do by doing just one thing : telling the truth.
That’s how important telling the truth is.
Truthfulness is required everywhere and at all times. It has a lot to do with our
conscience and integrity. It develops the trust people have in us. It is not right to be
truthful in certain situations but not in others. It is something that requires
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Consistency. Allah says in the holy Quran :
[2:43] وَلَا تَلْبِسُوْا الْحَـقَّ بِالْبَاطِلِ وَتَكْتُمُوْا الْحَـقَّ وَاَنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُوْنَ
And confound not truth with falsehood nor hide the truth, knowingly.
Once, the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) sent a manuscript for publishing. He
put a letter in the envelope with his publication and sent it. At that time, there was a rule that said: no one was allowed to send a letter with a publication. If you did you would have to pay a fine or spend time in jail. The person who received the envelope told the court that the Promised Messiah (peace be on him) had done something illegal. The Promised Messiah (peace be on him) was called to court. While he was going to the court, his lawyers advised him, “Just say you didn’t do it.” When he reached the court, the Promised Messiah was asked if he had sent the letter. The Promised Messiah answered, “Yes, I did. It was part of the publication. I didn’t know that it was illegal to send it together.” The judge was very impressed by his honesty and dropped all of the charges against him. You can tell by this incident that the Promised Messiah(peace be on him) was very honest and was not afraid of facing the Consequences.
The Qur’an as well as the Traditions of the Prophet emphasize that a true Muslim is a person who is truthful and when dealig his in his business and monetary transactions, he keeps his word and fulfills his promises, and avoids fraud nor takes part in wrongful deeds, does not give false evidence, and abstains from making dishonest money . HADRAT MOUHAMAD SAW SAID:
Truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Paradise.
In Islam, truthfullness is one of the most important aspects, and lying is one of the greatest sins. That’s why it’s better to stop lying when you are young. If you are a truthful
person it helps to make friends and makes other people trust you. But the main reason why you should be truthful is because it brings you closer to Allah, who is all Truth and
who sends the truth through His messengers.
MAY ALL OF US BE ABLE TO TELL THE TRUTH
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* * * * * *AMEEN.