Sunday, April 1, 2007

Sinful Combo: Lie & Deception

Liars.... Liars..... Liars.... they are all over this world... A lie is basically an "UN-TRUTHFUL" statement made to someone else with the intention to deceive. Clearly a very bad intention and if transformed into a habit, it could lead to severe consquences in this life and the here-after. What makes people lie and deny the truth is a feature that exists in every human brain.

I directly quote this feature found in every human brain from the Quraan, where Allah (SWT) says: "Lies, aggression and hostility come from the prefrontal lobe of the brain (behind the forehead)". Below is an image that represents the words said for better explanation.

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Truthfulness is one of the pillarson which the moral survival of the world depends on. It is the foundation of praiseworthy characteristics and the foundation of the prophethood.

On the other hand, Islam has its perception on lying by allowing it to happen strictly with 3 cases, as described from the Sunnah.

It was narrated that Asma’ Bint Yazeed said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ‘It is not permissible to tell lies except in three (cases): when a man speaks to his wife in a way to please her; lying in war; and lying in order to reconcile between people.’”
(Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1939)

A quote coming from Man-kind's perception on lies:

"Liars begin by imposing upon others, but end deceiving themselves"

Last but not least, i really support this paragraph as it really makes you think twice before you actually want to end up lying and become a slave to other people in this world. We are all slaves ONLY to one superior God, nothing more, nothing less....

"People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. A lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one's reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one's master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person's view requires to be faked. And if one gains the immediate purpose of the lie - the price one pays is the destruction of that which was intended to serve.

The man who lies to the world, is the world's slave from then on"

Sam Abdul Rahim Foroutani


Anonymous said...

Keep it up sam.


Danah said...

I totally agree, it is the worst trait a person could have.. you should've stated the hadith when The Prophet was asked if a muslim steals and commits adultry, he nodded to both yet disagreed that a muslim lies.
To me it makes more sense and a better example than the one you posted about the three conditions.. cuz i dont agree with the first condition!
But Good stuff all in all;)

Isra said...

Nice article, it is really useful to bring this every once in a while as people forget that, they also forget this Arabic saying "حبل الكذب قصير" which leads that the truth will come out one way or another ;-) keep blogging