Have you ever faced a circumstance where you almost have to beg your kid to tell you the truth because you trust his answer was not what you hope to hear? You keep on pleading and then, come the magic phrase, “it is sinful to lie!” I already know the answer. We all did that. Often, after recapping the same phrase our words fall on deaf ears. The phrase, “it is sinful to lie” becomes too common on your lips and your child’s ears yet, you still need to instill the same values. What choices are you left with? Not much, but there are a few hadiths (Prophetic words from The Prophet Muhammad PBUH) and verses from the Quran that you can moderately instill into your child’s mind. Reading them with your loved ones daily may not only be beneficial for you with your mission but also is satisfying for both. QuranHost is the pioneer and leading Online Quran Academy. We are dedicated to set standards in Online Quran Teaching.
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Here are some Hadees & Quran verses to replace your, “it is sinful to lie” phrase.
The first one is this, from surah Al-Baqarah verse 42, in which Allah says in a very subtle way, “And do not mix truth with falsehood, and do not conceal the truth while you know. (2:42)”
It is a good cue to instill into your child about speaking the truth particularly on serious matters where truth is the objective we pursue. When reading the Quran verse, not only you are doing an ibadah for clarifying the family with Quranic values, but also leave your child with very little room to go carry on overstating his lies.
Munafiqoon chapter in Quran
Secondly, there is a complete chapter from the Quran named Munafiqoon which means The Hypocrites. The munafiqoon are given 3 features one of which is the liars.
Forgiven teaching in the Quran
Not only does the Quran instill in us the characteristics of a hypocrite, but it also teaches us what it takes to be forgiven. In the chapter, Al-Ghafir, verse 28, Allah said that,
“If he is a liar, his lying will rebound upon him; but if he is truthful, then some of what he promises you will befall you. God does not guide the extravagant imposter (40:28).”
This verse can be the finest one to substitute your judgmental, “it is sinful to lie” phrase. It is worth sometimes teaching the young ones the significance of their action so that they are more observant of what they want to utter every time they speak.
The Prophet Muhammad PBUH also once said that “those who tell lies are not among his followers (Riwayat Muslim)”. So, Quran teaching for kids is very important.
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