An Extraordinary Dream (II)
The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “We went on and came to a man lying on his back and there was another man standing over him with an iron hook. He went to one side of his face and gashed open the side of his mouth until it reached the back of his neck and then his nostril to the back of his neck and his eye to the back of his neck. Then he moved to the other side and did the same thing as he had done to the first side. When he had finished that side, the first side had become whole again. Then he did the same thing all over again. I said, ‘Glory be to Allah! Who are these two?’ …. (They said,) ‘As for the man you came to whose jaw was split to his neck, whose nostril to his neck and whose eye to his neck, he was a man who went from his house and told lies which spread everywhere.” [Sahih Bukhari]
May Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) save us from inclusion among such liars. Although we may not be media people, anchors or news broadcasters who portray Allah-fearing people as terrorists and terrorists as well-wishers, or politicians that take countries to wars on lies; we should be very careful that we do not participate in the spreading of their lies either. May Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) save us from being counted among those who spread lies.