Speaking the truth: Allah does not like liars. So we should be careful that whatever we speak is true. A Muslim should always speak the truth. Telling the truth is a very good habit. If you always speak the truth, you save yourself from a lot of trouble.
You will also be a good person whom Allah loves. If Allah is pleased with us, He will reward us with heaven. The Holy ProphetPbu” said: “Truth is good. It leads to heaven. Falsehood is wickedness.
It leads to hell.” If we tell lies, no one will believe us even if we speak the truth. Have you heard the story of the shepherd boy and the wolf? It has a lesson to teach us.
The shepherd boy and the wolf
Once, a boy lived in a village. Everyday, he used to take the sheep and goats belonging to his family to graze. One day, he said to himself: “I must do something for fun. I will cry: Wolf! Wolf! The people will think that a wolf has come to eat the sheep and goats and they will come to help them.
When they find out that there is no wolf, I will enjoy myself.” So he did it. When the people came to help him, he told them that he was only joking. He did it twice. Then, one day a wolf did come. “Help! Help! The wolf! The wolf!” cried the boy.
This time, the boy was not joking. He was telling the truth. But nobody paid attention to what he said. No one came to help him. The wolf ate up all his animals. People did not believe him because he was in the habit of telling lies. In this way the boy was punished for telling lies.
A truthful person is loved and respected by the people. Everyone hates a person who tell lies. You should always try to speak the truth.Be kind to animals