Telling Lies

…Telling Lies…

(Written: 06/05/2013)

Assalamu Alaikum:)

This is one of those ‘secret’ things we all know about, but seldom ever bring to the surface or talk about openly. Because truth be told, even the best of us tell a lie at some point in our life. And lies can come in many clever forms. There are white lies, lies of denial(where you lie to yourself), lies by omission(when you leave out part of a story on purpose), exaggerating lies (where you add more to a story than what actually happened), deliberate lies, lies of malice and the list goes on…and on…and on…

At the end of the day, lying is a sickness which when left untreated can quickly morph into a uncontrollable disorder that is VERY difficult to come back from once you allow yourself to give into it… Because to be honest(no pun intended) it’s much easier to lie than it is to tell the truth…IN MOST SITUATIONS!!). Problem is, that one lie leads to another lie, and another lie leads to another lie to cover and cater for that previous lie and the cycle goes on and on till you get caught. Caught either by the people you are lying to, and inevitably by your Creator…a fate from which there is NO ESCAPE!!!

I warn you, there are people in this world that will open doors for you, pay the tip for you, roll out a golden carpet for you to walk on and seem as if they will jump off a cliff for you if it came to that…and sure there certainly ARE people who are genuine…but a very easy way to separate those who are genuine in their goodness and those who are just putting on a false face is to look at two very simple things….FIRST you pay attention to the things they do when they think no one is looking and SECOND, pay attention to how they behave and speak when they KNOW someone is looking…always be weary of those people who seem to always need an audience for their good deeds…be weary of the one who brags about their charitable deeds…

Quote:- “It matters not what you do in the light….it’s what you do in the shadows…because a shadow will follow you wherever you go…”(Azizah)

*Hadith:-

(1) Imam Bukhari (rahimahullaah) traveled to meet a man in order to take hadeeth from him. But he saw this man calling his horse with an empty vessel in his hand, as if there was food in that vessel, moving it in order for the horse to come near so he can grab the horse. So Imam Bukahri asked him, “What is in that vessel?” And the man said, “Nothing.” Then Imam Bukhari said, “By Allaah, I will not take hadeeth from you, because you are a liar.”

(2) So the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) mentioned that a person will speak the truth, and be consistent upon speaking the truth until he is written with Allaah as being from among the truthful. And then the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) warned against being untruthful, as he mentioned: “And beware of being untruthful, for indeed a man lies, and then he is consistent upon lying until he is written with Allaah as a liar.”

(3) And ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood (radiallaahu ‘anhu) clarified the dangers of lying when he said: “That I swear by Allaah falsely is better than I swear by other than Allaah truthfully.”

(4) The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “Woe to the one. Woe to the one. Woe to the one from the hellfire, the one who lies in order to make the people laugh.”

(5) The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, “I guarantee a house in the middle of Paradise for the one who leaves off lying even when joking.”

(6) “Indeed, truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Heaven. And, a man [continues to] tell the truth, until he is recorded before Allah as a truthful one. And, indeed, lying leads to evil, and evil leads to Hell. And, a man [continues to] lie until he is recorded before Allah as a liar. [Bukhari, Muslim]

Yours Truly,

Azizah

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3 thoughts on “Telling Lies

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  2. Assalaamu alaikum.
    Such a great topic. BaarakAllaahu feek for mentioning it. Liars are despicable…and as moms we should be aware of even those white lies told to kids (i never lie to my kids and some parents say “i will give you candy if you behave yourself when we go out” or similar to that wout the intention of ever giving and this is hateful bc the child will grow up to know the lies and know that they arent the only ones being lied to by their parents! Allaahul musta’aan.
    Anyhoo, please permit me to add. I had read this and wanted to share inshaaAllaah as it may be a powerful reminder and a benefit inshaaAllaah if everyone remembers and Fear Allaah.
    Lying to children:
    Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Whoever says to a child, ‘Come here and take this,’ then does not give him something, this is counted as a lie.’”
    (Narrated by Abu Dawood, 4991)
    This hadeeth was classed as hasan by Shaykh al-‘Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 1319.

    The liar will have the flesh of his cheeks torn to the back of his head:
    It was narrated that Samurah ibn Jundub (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) often used to say to his companions, ‘Has anyone among you seen a dream?’ Then whoever Allaah willed would tell of his dream. One day he said to us, ‘Two (angels) came to me last night and woke me up, then they said to me, ‘Let’s go!’… so we set out and came to a man who was lying flat on his back and another man standing over his head with an iron hook, and behold, he would put the hook in one side of the man’s mouth and tear off that side of his face to the back (of the neck) and similarly tear his nose from front to back and his eye from front to back. Then he turned to the other side of the man’s face and did just as he had done with the other side. Hardly had he completed this side when the first side was restored to its normal state. Then he went back and did that all over again. I said to my two companions, ‘Subhaan Allah! Who are these two persons?’ They said to me, ‘Move on, move on!’ (Then he said, describing how the two angels explained the things that he had seen): ‘As for the man you came across, the sides of whose mouth, nostrils and eyes were being torn off from front to back, he is the symbol of the man who goes out of his house in the morning and tells so many lies that it spreads all over the world.’”
    (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5745)

    Permissible kinds of lies:
    Lying is permissible in three cases: war; reconciling between two disputing parties; and a husband lying to his wife or vice versa for the sake of love and harmony.
    It was narrated that Asmaa’ bint Yazeed said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘It is not permissible to tell lies except in three (cases): when a man speaks to his wife in a way to please her; lying in war; and lying in order to reconcile between people.’”
    (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1939)
    This hadeeth was classed as hasan by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 7723

    And the list goes on of ayaat and ahadeeth and narrations by the salaf about the hatefulness and punishement of the liars!
    And Allaah knows best.
    BaarakAllaahu feek for allowing me to share.
    May Allaah guide us and make us of the muhsineen Ameen.

  3. Wa alaikumu salaam. Very beneficial contribution and much much appreciated! 😀 Jaza Kallah Khair. Fell free to send or post info on any topic you like!:)

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