Sunday, 27 May 2012

Speak The Truth, O Muslim!

Once during the days of the British occupation of India, a dispute arose between the Hindus and Muslims in Muzaffarnagar District, Kandhla, over a piece of land which both of them claimed as their place of worship. They referred the matter to the English ruler of the district. He heard the case and evidence presented by both parties, but could not reach a verdict. He asked the Hindus, “Is there a Muslim in the area whose word you trust.” The Hindus replied, “Yes, we do,” and they mentioned the name of a Muslim scholar. The ruler, thereupon, summoned the Muslim scholar to his court. The scholar agreed and came to the court. He stood with his back turned towards the ruler and declared, “The Hindus are right. The land in dispute belongs to them.” The ruler decided accordingly. The Muslims lost the case, but truth scored a magnificient victory.
The Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) has encouraged speaking the truth no matter how unpalatable it might be to others.

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