“…he will not tell a lie even if he is overpowered by sentiments; neither for any good cause nor for doing an evil deed, he will never tell a lie; having reached this stage, it is as if he has in a way acted upon Iyyaka – Na’bodo…”
The philosophy of the supreme excellence of the Siddique (The Truthful) is that when he finding himself weak and indigent, says Iyyaka Na’bodo as much as lies in his power he adopts truthfulness and abandons falsehood; he moves far away from all the dirt that is linked with falsehood; he makes up his mind that he will never tell a lie, he will never bear a false witness; he will not tell a lie even if he is overpowered by sentiments; neither for any good cause nor for doing an evil deed, he will never tell a lie; having reached this stage, it is as if he has in a way acted upon Iyyaka – Na’bodo. This act of his is an excellent act of worship.
Iyyaka Na’bodo is followed by Iyyaka nasta’een. Even if he does not utter these words (iyyaka nasta’een). God the Almighty who is the Fountainhead of all Bounty and Truthfulness, definitely helps him. He will also clarify the principles of truthfullness and the matter of factness. For example, everybody knows that the trader who follows good principles and acts truthfully and honestly, will get hundreds of thousands of rupees’ increase to his one penny that he will invest.
(Malfoozat Vol. 1, p. 350)
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