The way of the truthful


Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem O you who believe! Be afraid of Allah, and be with those who are true (in words and deeds).(9:119)

Allah is Al Haqq, Nabi Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salamis As-Sidq, Our Masters are Siddiqin (truthful) and Saliheen (righteous). So we must walk in the truth to walk in their path!

Musnad Ahmad 44 Mu’awiyah bin Salih narrated from Sulaim bin ‘Amir al-Kala’i, that Awsat bin ‘Amr said:I came to Madinah one year after the death of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and I found Abu Bakr addressing the people. He said: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) stood before us last year… and he wept and struggled to speak three times, then he said: 0 people, ask Allah for well-being for no one is given, after certainty of faith, anything like well being and nothing worse than doubt after disbelief. You should be truthful, for it guides to righteousness and they lead to Paradise. Beware of lying, for it guides to immorality and they both lead to Hell.

Musnad Ahmad 46 It was narrâted that Abu ‘Ubaidah said:Abu Bakr stood up, one year after the death of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and said: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) stood where I am standing last year and said: “Ask Allah for well being, for no one is given anything better than well-being. And you should be truthful and righteous, for they lead to Paradise. Beware of lying and immorality, for they lead to Hell.`

Musnad Ahmad 34 It was narrated that Yazeed bin Khumair said:I heard Sulaim bin ‘Amir, a man from Homs who met the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), say – on one occasion he said: I heard Awsat al-Bajali narrate from Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq, he said: I heard him addressing the people – and on another occasion he said: when he was appointed as caliph – he said: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) stood last year where I am standing. Abu Bakr wept and said: “I ask Allah for pardon and well-being, for people are never given anything, after certainty of faith, that is better than well being. You should be truthful, for it leads to Paradise, and beware of lying, for it goes with immorality, and they lead to Hell. Do not sever ties with one another, do not hate one another, do not envy one another, do not turn your backs on one another; be brothers, as Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, has enjoined you.`

Al-Mufrad 386‘Abdullah reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “You must be truthful. Truthfulness leads to dutifulness and dutifulness leads to the Garden. A man continues to tell the truth until he is written as a siddiq with Allah. Beware of lying. Lying leads to deviance and deviance leads to the Fire. A man continues to lie until he is written as a liar with Allah.”حَدَّثَنَا مُسَدَّدٌ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ دَاوُدَ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ أَبِي وَائِلٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ‏:‏ عَلَيْكُمْ بِالصِّدْقِ، فَإِنَّ الصِّدْقَ يَهْدِي إِلَى الْبِرِّ، وَإِنَّ الْبِرَّ يَهْدِي إِلَى الْجَنَّةِ، وَإِنَّ الرَّجُلَ يَصْدُقُ حَتَّى يُكْتَبَ عِنْدَ اللهِ صِدِّيقًا، وَإِيَّاكُمْ وَالْكَذِبَ، فَإِنَّ الْكَذِبَ يَهْدِي إِلَى الْفُجُورِ، وَالْفُجُورَ يَهْدِي إِلَى النَّارِ، وَإِنَّ الرَّجُلَ لَيَكْذِبُ حَتَّى يُكْتَبَ عِنْدَ اللهِ كَذَّابًا‏.‏Grade: Sahih (Al-Albani) صـحـيـح (الألباني) حكم :Reference : Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 386In-book reference : Book 21, Hadith 2English translation : Book 21, Hadith 386.

The first step of walking in the truth is to abandon following your ego (Quran 25:43,45:23) and follow the guidance of the Prophet a.s. Then to obey the Shaykhs and Imams of the way. Speak to them truth, act according to their instructions , listen and obey (Quran 2:285, 4:59).

When you start doing that your ego learn to be obedient to higher truths, truths that are higer level. The spriitual truths, you will be able to receieve and retain spiritual truths. But if you observe dishonest behaviour with the deputies of Allah on earth and in heavens, even if you take direct bayat and worship of Allah, you will lose your way, just as the Satan lost his way!. Because the disrespect and disobedience to the Deputy of Allah (Hz Adam a.s) caused Satan to become a disbeliever!.

Satan was follower of the sqaureheads tawhid saying: “we need only Allah, everything else is shirk, following Shaykh is Bidha (innovation) and so on!

But they are not understanding that their Shaikh is Satan, who was the first proponant of that school of thought!

Quran 25:43 Have you seen the one who takes as his god his own desire? Then would you be responsible for him?

Quran 45:23 Have you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desire, and Allah has sent him astray due to knowledge and has set a seal upon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guide him after Allah ? Then will you not be reminded?

So let us follow the truth and act according to truth. It is the only way, truth shall set you free , said Jesus Christ (a.s). As long as you are not truthful, you remain in the prison of lies Freedom comes with being truthful and following the truthful (Quran,9:119)

We must live and love in truth, because Allah is Al Haqq and He is Al Wadud and He is Al Hayy. We should live according to this qualtities!

  • Jouhar Ali Naqshabandi Al-Hassani
Al Wadud