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‘Always speak the truth, even if it leads to your death’- ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Could you mention the reference for this narration?

عليك بالصدق وإن قتلك الصدق

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has recorded this as part of a lengthy narration wherein Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ’anhu) offered eighteen advices.

(Rawdatul ‘Uqala of Imam Ibn Hibban pg. 82-83. Also see Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 7992)

 

Translation

Always speak the truth, even if it leads to your death

 

See the full narration here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar