Friday, September 5, 2014
The Evil Consequences of Lying - Khutbah
- by Sheikh Saleh al Uthaimeen رحمه الله
O people! Fear Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى and be among those who are truthful in their worship to Allaah and in their treatment of His servants. Be sincere to Allaah in your worship, with no showing off or seeking of reputation. Abide by the commands of Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى in order to attain nearness to Him and obtain His good rewards; shun His prohibitions in order to avoid being far from His mercy and being liable to His punishment. Do not seek anyone’s praise for your worship of Allaah, for He سُبحانه وتعالى is the One Who does not stand in need of a partner. If anyone does anything in which he associates anyone else with Him, He shall abandon him to the one whom he associates with Allaah.
Be truthful to the Messenger of Allaah صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم without failing to follow his Sunnah and without introducing innovation to it. Be truthful to people when you deal with them, telling them the truth and explaining to them the reality. Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى orders you to be truthful when He says:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اتَّقُواْ اللّهَ وَكُونُواْ مَعَ الصَّادِقِينَ
“O you who have believed! Fear Allaah and be with those who are true [in word and deed].”