We donot need to have the minds of rocket scientists to differentiate between the truth and falsehood.With some knowledge and pondering on what have been going on at global,national,society and individual level,we should have known what is the truth and the falsehood in this business of life. We can choose to believe or not to believe;and we can choose to do or not to do;and likewise to be or not to be.The truth exists on its own but falsehood needs to be invented!
[18:28] And keep thy soul content with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking His Face; and let not thine eyes pass beyond them, seeking the pomp and glitter of this Life; nor obey any whose heart We have permitted to neglect the remembrance of Us, one who follows his own desires, whose case has gone beyond all bounds.
Maksudnya:Dan janganlah kamu mematuhi orang yang hatinya telah Kami lalaikan dari mengingati Kami,serta mengikut hawa nafsunya(yang jahat)
[11:113] And incline not to those who do wrong, or the Fire will seize you; and ye have no protectors other than Allah, nor shall ye be helped.
[18:110] Say: "I am but a man like yourselves, (but) the inspiration has come to me, that your God is one God: whoever expects to meet his Lord, let him work righteousness, and, in the worship of his Lord, admit no one as partner.
Below,I reproduce an excerpt from Nasiha .com for us to ponder:
Higher Secrets of Life
The Sunnah shows us the best way to develop and use one's freedom of choice and action. It teaches us how to embark upon any action properly so as to ensure good and favourable results and avoid harmful and evil consequences both in this world as well as in the hereafter.
Ibn Masud, may Allah be pleased with him, relates that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: "Adhere to the truth, for the truth leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Paradise. A person continues to speak the truth until (at last) his name is written down with Allah as a truthful person. And avoid falsehood, for falsehood leads to shameful deeds, and shameful deeds lead to Hell. A person continues to tell lies until (at last) his name is recorded with Allah as a liar." [Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmad, Tirmidhi]
This hadith clearly tells us that before a man is recorded for eternity as a truthful person he has to go through a number of phases, each requiring his active initiative and a willing effort on his part without any external interference from any side. This is clear from the contrast portrayed in the hadith between man's state of choosing and abiding willingly and consciously at each and every step by the dictates of truth and his state of opting for the evil and persisting therein. Obviously it is man alone who decides which way he is going to move, toward the good or the bad.
"Freedom and Responsibility in Quranic Perspective" - Hasan Al-Anani, pp. 100, 101