Hadhrat Maulana Maseehullah Khan (rahmatullah alayhi) said:
“The Truth is bitter. However, it is my duty to deliver Allah’s Law to you. Prior to the propagation of Islam, the people of Makkah gave Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) the titles of ‘As-Saadiq’ (The Truthful One), and ‘Al-Ameen’ (The Honest One).
But, when he commenced to proclaim the greatest Truth – Tauheed – all turned away from him in anger. Did he abuse anyone or misappropriate the wealth of anyone? He merely proclaimed the Truth which was bitter to the people.
It was in conflict with their whimsical fancies. Recognition of the Truth, reflecting on the proofs and adherence to the natural Truth are the obligations of a healthy-minded, intelligent person.
The Truth courts the wrath and the displeasure of people, hence when Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) told them to expel the 360 idols from the Ka’bah, they all became his enemies. It is our obligation to only proclaim the Haqq, whether it be bitter or sweet to people.”
“Speak the truth even if it is bitter.” (Hadith)
“The truth appears to be hate to those who hate the truth.” (Proverb)
“Speak the truth even if your voice shakes.” (Proverb)