Story of Truthfulness of Hazrat Abdul Quader

Hazrat Abdul Quader was a famous religious figure in Islam. He was born in Jilan in Iraq. His father died even before his birth. His mother decided to send him to Baghdad with a view to educating him there. She was very pious and taught him many important and religious things. That time the roads were unsafe, often gangs of robbers fell upon the travelers and plundered their belongings and money. At the time of sending, his mother sewed forty gold coins in his shirt and advised him never to tell a lie. The boy left for Baghdad with a caravan of merchants, but on their way a gang of robbers fell upon them and looted their money. One of the robbers said that the small boy might have something with him. The gang leader said that perhaps the boy had nothing with him.

Boy Abdul Quader spoke out, “No, no, I have forty gold coins sewed in my shirt”. The leader-felt surprised and said, you might not have disclosed the fact.” The boy said, “Mother has advised me never to tell a lie even in danger. The robbers felt ashamed of their deeds and gave up robbery.