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‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud (radi allahu anhu) reported: The Prophet (salla allahu alaihi wa salaam) said, “Truth leads
to piety and piety leads to Jannah. A man persists in speaking the truth till he is written with Allah as Siddiq
(truthful). Falsehood leads to wickedness and wickedness leads to the Fire (Hell), and a person persist in telling
lies until he is written with Allah as a Kadhdhab (liar).' Al-Bukhari and Muslim
Children usually cannot see that one vise leads to another, and just like lying – cheating, being deceitful, stealing or becoming a con-artist falls into the same loop hole… a path to utter destruction. The way we attempt to describe this concept of cheating to our children is by way of seeking fairness inshaAllah.
It first becomes the students responsibility to change, but teachers, and parents have to commit to address this matter by becoming better role models and giving guidance when necessary inshaAllah.
MashaAllah, the information in this article is alarming! The increase in these immoral characteristics among the children is out of hand, and it's even more alarming that they have no conscience thought about these matters afterwards. It is as if they say, "I did it -- nothing happen --- so why not keep doing it?" This is certainly not the thoughts, actions, and behavior we want from our children.
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Here are some of the facts from the article:
"Other findings from the survey:
• Cheating in school is rampant and getting worse. Sixty-four percent of
students cheated on a test in the past year and 38 percent did so two or more
times, up from 60 percent and 35 percent in a 2006 survey.
• Thirty-six percent said they used the Internet to plagiarize an assignment, up
from 33 percent in 2004.
• Forty-two percent said they sometimes lie to save money — 49 percent of the
boys and 36 percent of the girls."
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