Always Speak the Truth

Telling the truth is a very good habit. If you always speak the truth, you can save yourselves from lots of trouble!

Here is the story of a man, who did a lot of bad things, but his promise to tell the truth saved him.This is a true story, so read it carefully.

Once a man came to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and said, “Oh Prophet of Allah, I have many bad habits. Which one of them should I give up first?”

The Prophet said, “Give up telling lies first and always speak the truth.” The man promised to do so and went home.

At night the man was about to go out to steal. Before setting out, he thought for a moment about the promise he made with the Prophet. “If tomorrow the Prophet asks me where have I been, what shall I say?

Shall I say that I went out stealing? No, I cannot say that. But nor can I lie. If I tell the truth, everyone will start hating me and call me a thief. I would be punished for stealing.”

So the man decided not to steal that night, and gave up this bad habit.

Next day, he felt like drinking wine, when he was about to do so, he said to himself, “What shall I say to the prophet if he asks me what did I do during the day? I cannot tell a lie, and if I speak the truth people will hate me, because a Muslim is not allowed to drink wine.”

And so he gave up the idea of drinking wine.

In this way, whenever the man thought of doing something bad, he remembered his promise to tell the truth at all times. One by one, he gave up all his bad habits and became a good Muslim and a very good person.

MORAL: Make a promise: I shall always speak the truth.

42 Responses to “Always Speak the Truth”

  1. Macmaniac Says:

    Thanks a lot for this nice article.

  2. lyla Says:

    this story tought me to speak truth..
    all my bad habit disappeare

  3. ami Says:

    truth wins always

  4. ravi Says:

    i would like to follow the moral in my life

  5. matt Says:

    I dont think you need to Allah or a Prophet to speak the truth. You know the difference between right and wrong. dont let your own inscurities keep you from your inner being. we all do that and in finding that you will find your own inner truth…

    • Bob Says:

      Okay, but in the Prophet, there is a perfect example. He was set on this earth to show us the path to good.

    • moralsandethics Says:

      We know as it is in innate nature but many of us forget it and start doing the evil acts. One of AIM of the sending of the Prophets is to remind what we have forgettion from our innate nature & to remind the bounties of Almighty which reverts him to true innate nature so that he believe Him as a Creator.

      • Arshad Khan Says:

        Dear moralsandethics,

        I think my question is very simple. And my question does not cross the bounties of Allah SWT, wa-nouzobillah. Also there is no question of belief, yes offcourse he is the creator.

        I think you better understand my question.

        Normal story can be a story but when you are using the name of Prophet Mohammed PBUH (SAW) then yes, need the source of information or the authenticity of the fact. Then it is not the story, its the fact when the name our prophet (Mohammed PBUH) comes.

        I will be grateful if you can get me the source of information.

        Which book of Hadeeth (Hadees) it is from or from which book it is taken?

        Jazakallah wa khair.

    • abdurrahman Says:

      its a real story so dey mention names it is in hadees dont get exited my frnd plss, if u hav any dout u can reffer wt is right n wt is wrong

  6. Arshad Khan Says:

    Please let me know the source of this story. From which book it has been taken.

    Jazakallah Khair


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  9. bhakti toshniwal Says:

    this story helps me to tell the truth and be honest.

  10. nikhil Says:

    nice story

  11. sneha Says:

    truth always triumphs

  12. Anrh Says:

    Please can you translate it to sanskrit. I am in a hurry situation. I liked the story.

  13. jerry Says:

    nice story =D

  14. neerav Says:

    A nice story .

  15. mariya Says:

    get lost u idiot
    kutte ki dum kabi sidi nai ho sakti

  16. Tasneem Says:

    wow awesome story


    EFFECT OF TRUTH & AHIMSA(NON-VIOLENCE) IN HUMAN BODY:- Truth is conformity of our judgments with the things. It is the Ideas with external objects but also the internal consistency of our ideas with one another. Truth has been proved:-
    (1)Complete sequence of a human genome
    (2) fMRI:- Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a technique used for multiple purposes which shows the uses of oxygen by the brain, allowing for the identification of which portions of the brain are using more oxygen, and thus being used during a specific task. The technique is also used in drug development, a wide-variety of research, and diagnostically
    (3) Physiological changes like;- increased pupil size, an indicator of tension and concentration in comparison to TRUTH
    (4) Facial Action Coding System (FACS) like voice and speech measures, gestures and words
    (5) verbal and written output changes liars take longer to start answering questions than truth-tellers. liars actually start their answers more quickly than truth-tellers
    (6) Change of Perception as liars seem more negative–more nervous and complaining, and less cooperative–than truth-tellers. Individuals lying sound “more discrepant and ambivalent, the structure of their stories is less logical, and their stories sound less plausible.
    (7) Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) that is accuracy in predicting lying
    (8) General questioning and testing techniques.By asking (a) Irrelevant questions(b) Comparison questions(c) Relevant questions
    (9) Polygraph:-Commonest method but sometimes unreliable. It detects autonomic reactions. They also may consider respiration rate, blood pressure, capillary dilation, and muscular movement,heart rate
    (10) Event-related potentials(ERP)
    (11) Electroencephalography(EEG) Changes.
    (12) ) Facial EMG Changes.
    (13) Eye-tracking Changes.
    (14) Functional near-infrared spectroscopy Changes.
    (15)Truth reduces glucagons and possibly improving insulin action.
    (16)Truth causes Muscle Relaxation thus muscles might enhance insulin receptor expression on muscles causing increased glucose uptake by muscles and thus reducing blood sugar.
    (17) Blood pressure plays a great role in development of diabetic and related complications, which is proven to be benefited by yoga. The same holds true for increased cholesterol levels.Truth is the vital things for a person to be calm down thus reduces Blood Pressure.
    (18) Truth & AHIMSA reduces adrenaline, noradrenalin and cortisol in blood, which are termed as ?stress hormones?. This is a likely mechanism of improvement in insulin action.
    (19)Truth & Non-Violence Increase level of C-Peptide after 3Months of Yoga.

  18. mahir sheikh Says:

    Good speach

  19. muhammad ali Says:

    I like it. It is very good speach.

  20. aditya dutt pandey Says:

    Wow what a speach

  21. nazifa bani Says:

    very good story…kipidup!!!

  22. NEHA AMOLE Says:

    VeRy g00d speech ..”I LIKE it very much..”

  23. Sana Says:

    A muslim should always tell the truth

  24. farhaN Says:

    very nice

  25. nadia Says:

    nice story

  26. Shabnam Sneha Says:

    If story is good so uuu should also speak truth trust on you people

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