Avoid Falsehood in Transactions by Prof. Sabitu Olagoke

Prof 3Wise people believe that life is ephemeral and that social desires may become a tantalizing mirage if we live by falsehood to acquire wealth.

The Holy Bible admonishes us that we must not claim knowledge where ignorance prevails. For us to be able to know our limits, therefore, there is a need to seek for knowledge and clarification.

Proverbs 30 : 4 submits that, “Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?”

The Holy Quran, therefore, warned us that education and wisdom demand that we must not claim to know where knowledge is absent.

The Holy Quran 6 : 93 emphasizes the consequence as been grievous.

‘’Who can be more wicked than one who invented a lie against Allah, or saith, I have received inspiration when he hath received none or again who saith, I can reveal the like of what Allah hath revealed ? If thou couldst but see how the wicked do fair in the agonies of death!-The angels stretch forth their hands saying yield up your souls : This day shall ye reward,-chastisement of disgrace for that ye used to tell lies against Allah and scornfully to reject of His signs !''

Proverbs 30 : 5–6 further warns us to be vanguards of truth always, ‘’Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

6Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.’’

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In the same way the Holy Quran 2 : 42 admonishes with emphasis, ‘’And cover truth with falsehood, nor conceal the truth when ye know what it is ?’’

What makes people tell lies most often is the affinity for materialism, most especially when due process is abridged for the sake of having undue maximum gains in business or material transaction.

Proverbs 30 : 7–9 clarifies issues on this, ‘’Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:

8Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:

9Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.’’

Why do wed neglect God and His charges to direct our affairs not to head for the precipice of life.

The Holy Quran 13 : 26 refers, ‘’Allah doth enlartge, or grant by strict measure the sustenance which He giveth to whom He so pleaseth. The worldy rejoice in the life of this world : but the life of this world is of little comfort compared to the hereafter.’’

To be an exemplar, all must endeavor to be vanguards of truth in all forms of transactions.

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