Ramadan 2022 – The Manners of The Believers #03 – Being Truthful

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Yasir Qadhi

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In Episode 3 on ‘The Manners of the Believer’, I discuss the importance of always speaking the truth (ṣidq). The Prophet (SAW) said, “I command you to speak the truth, for speaking the truth leads to piety, and piety leads to Paradise…”Notice how the key to piety is to be honest and factual in all that we say. Some matters are more sacred than others, hence we need to be even more careful (such as speaking about the religion; or swearing by Allah…). And there are some some exceptions to this rule (such as words of love said between family, where exaggeration is in fact encouraged).The general rule, though, is that we should be as factual and honest as possible, and we learn from the story of Ka’b b. Mālik that even if being truthful might be painful, in the long run, it will always be better for us.

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spill Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah are the early he was Sahibi woman while I'm about we are continuing our series about the characteristics of the movement of the believer, and today we will talk about one of the most important C fats or o'clock of the believer and that is the characteristic of truthfulness of Siddiq. You cannot be a believer and also be a habitual liar. The believer speaks the truth and sort of Allah has of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada has a long list of adjectives that describe the people of Ghana. It is the longest such list in the entire Quran and it begins in the Muslim in our Muslim it will move meaning it will mean it we'll call it Tina will on

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it. It was saw the Athena was saw the hots the believing men and women the righteous men and women that were chipping men and women, the truthful men and women saw the Athena and saw the odd these are the people that shall be forgiven and enter agenda. And Allah describes the Day of Judgment and he says has a young more young fall saw the cleaner suit form on the Day of Judgment, the people who are sincere and truthful, their truth shall benefit them. And Allah azza wa jal encourages the people to speak to truth when he says Leah JZ Allah who saw the cleaner but certainly him, Allah is going to reward the Saudis in those who are sincere and speak the truth because they spoke the

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truth. In fact, not only are we commanded to speak the truth, we are also commanded to have friends that speak the truth. Allah does not want us to accompany liars. Allah does not want us to have friends with those who are lying all the time. Allah says yeah, you Alladhina amanu tuck Allah wa Kuno Masada kin O you who believe fear Allah and be with those who speak the truth, we are commanded to even check our friends that our friends are not habitual liars, and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in that famous Hadith that I command you to speak the truth or they can be sued, because speaking the truth leads to piety and piety leads to Jannah. And I caution you against

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lying, because lying leads to evil and evil leads to jahannam. Notice speaking the truth is directly straight line to Jana. I advise you to speak the truth. When you speak the truth you shall be pious. The key to piety is speaking the truth. When you speak the truth, you will be pious. And when you are pious, you will enter Jannah and it is mentioned when John for the cousin of the prophecies that were speaking with no Joshy no Joshy said what is the message of this prophet? What does he call you to? And Jaffa Radi Allahu Anhu summarize the message of Islam in five simple words or lines of them. He said he tells us to worship Allah alone, to be good to our relatives and to speak the truth. This

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is of the earliest commandments to speak the truth. So Muslims we need to speak the truth speaking the truth means what we say has to conform with the facts. Now it is true that we must speak the truth at all times. However, in certain times, it becomes even more imperative to speak the truth and when we lie, it is worse than lying but other times of them are three number one, when we speak about the religion, we have to be extra careful. We have to be extra careful that we do not make a mistake or do not lie. What to Oluwatosin syndrome al Qaeda hada Hala una ohada Haram don't lie about Allah. This is halal and haram Lita total Allah Hill Kevin so that you're inventing lies

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against Allah subhana wa Tada otaku Luna Allah Hema that the moon Do you speak about Allah what you don't know? And our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Whoever lies about me intentionally shall find his place in the fire of hell. So the worst lie is the lie against Allah and His messenger the lie against the religion dear Muslims, if you don't know something about Islam, be quiet and say I don't know and do not guess or do not pretend that you know the second occasion where lying is even more sinful and speaking the truth is much more important than than other occasions. The second is when we give an oath when we swear by Allah subhana wa Tada when we're in

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the court of law when we have a head of Wallah he I swear by

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Allah when you use the name of Allah and then you lie, this is much worse than any other light. So when we are in the court or when we are giving the ad of the oath, we have to be extra careful that we speak the truth or else that is of the greatest of the major sins. And the third also our Prophet sallallahu I sent him especially caution, the business people, those that are buying and selling that Be careful you don't lie. Be careful, you don't say things about your products that is not true. Be honest and point out the good and the bad. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said when two people in knocked a business together, and the both of them are truthful, then Allah will

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bless that transaction. Allah will bless you if you are truthful. Don't be worried about risks from Allah. Allah will bless you because you are truthful. So we speak the truth at all times. But sometimes it becomes even more important to speak the truth. Now, there are some minor exceptions. Sometimes we may say something that is not factually correct is a very small list and of them, obviously, in a loving relationship. When we say something to increase that love Allah azza wa jal will not call us to task. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, there is no lying between the husband and wife. What does this mean? It means if you exaggerate something out of love, this is

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not deceit. This is love. The key here is that what you say will increase the love. So for example, if your wife cooks some dish, and you say, this is the best food I have eaten in my whole life, Allah is not going to punish you. Charlotte's okay, if you say you are the best cook in the whole world. That can't be true because my wife is the best cook. So your wife cannot be the best cook. My wife knows she is the best cook. So clearly your wife is not the best cook. But if you say you are the best cook in the world, Allah is not going to call you to task so common sense if your five year old child comes he's drawing a painting. What do you think of this painting? Baba? You don't have to

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be accurate? Go ahead. It's understood common sense. Some of us we don't understand. Clearly in a loving framework. When you say something to increase that love our promises. This is not kidding. So we don't have to be that you know, unrealistic. Also, by the way of the exceptions. When two people are fighting they're no longer talking and you say something to soften their hearts. You say something you go to one you say something Yeah, he the other brother have regrets. You go to the second brother. Yeah, he the first brother mentioned you he regrets what happened. This is also allowed because now you're bringing them together. But these are exceptions the rule we speak the

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truth. Now what are some of the blessings of speaking the truth? First and foremost, as we said, speaking the truth is the fundamental key that unlocks piety as our promises and said, Speak the truth you will be pious, if you're a pious, you're going to Jannah also we learned from the Quran, that when we speak the truth, Allah azza wa jal will reward us in the long run. When we speak the truth we will gain the blessings of Allah and we will also gain the respect of mankind in the famous incident of cabin Malik too long to mention now but please look it up in the Sierra cabin. Malik made a mistake. He thought he could lie and get it over with then he said no, I'm not gonna lie.

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Allah knows I have to speak the truth. He spoke the truth. He suffered some consequences, but because he spoke the truth, Allah azza wa jal revealed verses in the Quran that showed that Allah forgave him speaking the truth might be painful in the short term, but in the long term, it will gain Allah's blessings and it will gain the respect of the people also brothers and sisters realize as well, that speaking the truth, how can we monitor this how can we increase it realize Allah is a Semir and Allah is Albacete, and Allah has put KERAMA and Kathy being either Muna mata falloon KERAMA and Katze Bina Jada Muna mata falloon. We have to remember we have angels, my yellow field

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woman coding Illa, de Hiraki, Bonati, every word that he says has somebody writing it down, so be conscious of this, it will allow us to speak the truth. And lastly, brothers and sisters, as Allah says, On the Day of Judgment, those who spoke the truth, Allah would reward them because of their truth had Yom Yom fall saw the Athena sit home. So if we want to be rewarded on the Day of Judgment, we want to enter agenda want to be beloved to Allah and also to the believers of Allah. Then speak the truth speak the truth, even if it's bitter because in the short term, it might be harmful, but in the long term speaking the truth will benefit us may Allah subhana wa Tada, makers of those who

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