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26-03-2023 |05 Ramaḍān 1444 AH

Falsehood

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘I will rip falsehood open, until the truth emerges from its belly.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): فَلأَنقُبَنّ الباطِلَ حتّي يَخرُجَ الحقُّ مِن جَنْبِهِ.

Reference: [Sharh Nahjul Balaghah li Ibn Abi al-Hadid, v. 2, p. 185]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Truth is the road to Paradise, and falsehood is the road to Hell; and on each road there is a caller [calling to it].’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الحقُّ طريقُ الجنّةِ، والباطلُ طريقُ النّارِ، وعلي كُلِّ طريقٍ داعٍ .

Reference: [Nahj al-Sa’ada, v. 3, p. 291]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who supports falsehood oppresses the truth.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ظَلَمَ الحقَّ مَنْ نَصرَ الباطلَ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6041]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Verily, there is nothing between truth and falsehood but a span of four fingers … Falsehood is to say, ‘I heard,’ while the truth is to say, ‘I saw.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أمَا إنّه ليسَ بينَ الحقِّ والباطلِ إلّا أربَعُ أصابِعَ ... الباطلُ أنْ تقولَ: سَمِعتُ، والحقُّ أنْ تقولَ: رَأيْتُ.

Reference: [Sharh Nahjul Balaghah li Ibn Abi al-Hadid, v. 3, p. 240]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Even if falsehood was isolated from being mixed with the truth, it would not be indefinable by those who aspire it; and even if the truth was free from being disguised as falsehood, the tongues of its opponents would still be silenced; but it is often made by taking a little from one and a little from the other.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): فلَو أنَّ الباطلَ خَلَصَ مِن مِزاجِ الحقِّ لَم يَخْفَ علَي المُرتادِينَ، ولَو أنَّ الحقَّ خَلَصَ مِن لَبْسِ الباطلِ انْقَطَعتْ عنه ألْسُنُ المُعانِدينَ، ولكنْ يُؤخَذُ مِن هذا ضِغْثٌ ومِن هذا ضِغْثٌ.

Reference: [Sharh Nahjul Balaghah li Ibn Abi al-Hadid, v. 3, p. 240]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Many an innovation was glossed with verses from the Book of Allah, just as the copper dirham is plated with silver coating.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): كَم مِن ضَلالةٍ زُخْرِفَتْ بآيةٍ مِن كتابِ اللّه‏ِ كما يُزَخْرَفُ الدِّرْهَمُ النُّحاسُ بالفِضَّةِ المُمَوَّهَةِ!

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6969]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘The heart can never ascertain that the truth is falsehood, nor can it ever ascertain that falsehood is the truth.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا يَستَيقِنُ القلبُ أنَّ الحقَّ باطلٌ أبداً، ولا يَستَيقِنُ أنَّ الباطلَ حقٌّ أبداً .

Reference: [Tafsir al-‘Ayyashi, v. 2, p. 53, no. 39]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘Allah has refused to present falsehood as a certain truth, and He has refused to present the truth to the heart of a believer as a certain falsehood; He has also refused to present falsehood to the heart of a disbeliever as a certain truth. And had he not done thus, the truth would never be distinguished from falsehood.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أبَي اللّه‏ُ أنْ يُعَرِّفَ باطلاً حقّاً، أبَي اللّه‏ُ أنْ يجْعَلَ الحقَّ في قلبِ المؤمنِ باطلاً لا شكَّ فيهِ، وأبَي اللّه‏ُ أنْ يَجعَلَ الباطلَ في قلبِ الكافرِ المُخالِفِ حقّاً لا شَكَّ فيهِ، ولَو لَم يَجْعَلْ هذا هكذا ما عُرِفَ حقٌّ مِن باطلٍ .

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 5, p. 303, no. 12]