Explanation of the chapter of truthfulness
Publisher: Maktabatulirshad Publications
Translator: Abdullah Ibrahim Omran al-Misri
Translation verified by: Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
Shaykh Muhammad Bin Saleh al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah have mercy upon him, explains one beneficial chapter from Imam Nawwawi’s book “Riyaadh Saliheen”. The Chapter on Truthfulness…..
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“That Allaah may reward the men of truth for their truth, and punish the hypocrites if He wills or accept their repentance by turning to them (in Mercy).”
This Ayah proves that Truthfulness occupies a great significance (in Islam) and Allah has assigned a great reward for it. Thus, we must be truthful, honest, and not to conceal the truth out of ingratiating anybody. Many people deny saying the truth if they are questioned about something unpleasant they committed. Why?! Do not be afraid of humans and encounter Allaah with sheer lying. Rather, say the truth regardless of any reaction. If you forced yourself to maintain truthfulness, you will be fine otherwise if you continued to conceal the truth and be dishonest with people, you will remain misguided. So, observe honesty whether it is for your sake or against you until you become with the honest believers whom Allaah ordered you to be among them.
“O you who believe! Be afraid of Allaah, and be with those who are true (in words and deeds).”