Tell the truth Pinnochio….

Salam, my bad I haven’t posted for a while, I took my road test today and I failed, make dua I pass next time. Anyways let me get straight to the point, I will start working at a dealership showroom and it seems to me that most sales people are liars.

It’s halal brother trust me! We hear it all the time from everyone, especially from the vendors in the streets of New York that “claim to be zabiha”. hmm should I believe you?istockphoto_4403872_big_nose_kid3.jpg Let’s face it. Whether it’s business, keeping a relationship with your spouse, family, or your friends we can all agree trust is the single most important principle in order to maintain stability and comfort in your life.

From time to time, we forget we will be taken into account for how we used our tongues. Though many people are unaware of the seriousness of lying, we need to drill something into our hearts today and that is we should always be aware of what we say before we say it. We don’t follow Pinocchio, we follow the sunnah, let’s make it clear.

Of course we are not Angels, we are meant to be disciplined.In that case we gotta speak and live the truth, as many of us know even the hypocrites say the kalima also, but what should separate you from the hypocrite is that you don’t just say the Kalima, You outright live it! Lying leads to more problems, you try to cover it up and you end up getting screwed.

You might think you got away with it, but you need to calm down because Allah watches over everything.What’s strange is how people get so comfortable in lying or sinning and they laugh about it, as if they won’t be bought fourth on the day of judgment.

The reason why I decided to write about this was because I have seen consistently by looking at society that we like to over exaggerate story’s, sometimes we might sugar coat it, or for the desi’s put some masala on it or we will just simply lie. Whatever that means, but anyways the point is we all have to develop tawhid in our hearts. We have to constantly reaffirm our beliefs and keep ourselves in check, if you stay within good company, Inshallah (God Willing) they will help you. If not find some new friends.

Oh is April fools haram? Yes. But if someone says I’m only joking? okay is lying the same as joking? Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (s) would only joke if it was true. Like when the old woman came to him and she asked Prophet Muhammad (s) to make dua for her because she was old and wanted to go to heaven. He replied “old woman will not enter paradise”. Then she started crying, then he said “because all woman will enter paradise young”. Then she smiled, you see, that’s a real joke. Mashallah!

Let me quickly quote a verse in the Holy Quran “And do not say that of which you have no knowledge.” ( 17:36)

Also two serious hadith to wrap up my post by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (s) “Truthfulness leads to piety and piety leads to the Paradise. A man should be truthful until he is written down as truthful with God. Lying leads to deviance and deviance leads to the Fire. A man will lie until he is written down as a liar with God.”

“If anyone has four characteristics, he is a pure hypocrite, and if anyone has one of them, he has an aspect of hypocrisy until he gives it up: whenever he is trusted, he betrays his trust; whenever he speaks, he lies; when he makes an agreement, he breaks it; and when he quarrels, he deviates from the truth by speaking falsely.”

So start watching what you say, If your having a problem, carry a mirror with you. May Allah help guard our mouths and give us the strength and intellect to enter paradise.

And we don’t need lie detector tests, the Angels are recording everything! Don’t lie like pinnochio before you are lying in the Grave.

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2 Responses to “Tell the truth Pinnochio….”

  1. Zahra March 26, 2008 at 1:24 am #

    Awesome reminder. Jazaks.

    So easy to remember and yet so easy to forget.

    With respect to the zabiha meat comment, i found this to be on point:

    It was narrated from Abu Dharr (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: There are three to whom Allaah will not speak on the Day of Resurrection and He will not look at them or praise them, and they will have a painful torment. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) repeated this three times. Abu Dharr said: May they be doomed and lost, who are they, O Messenger of Allaah? He said, The one who lets his garment hang below his ankles, the one who reminds others of his favors, and the one who disposes of his goods by swearing a false oath. (Narrated by Muslim, 106)

    Condolences on the driving test. It happens. insha'Allah next time!

  2. Majida June 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    Thank You

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