The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said:
“He who is not trustworthy has no faith, and he who does not keep his word has no religion.” (Bayhaqi)
- Truthfulness is not simply speaking the truth. But Truth begins with heart 💖, then manifests itself through the tongue, then actions, and eventually maamlaat.
- Being truthful is the basis or foundation of all goodness.
- Truthfulness is the foundation of prophethood.
- When Heraclius, the ruler of Rome, asked Abu Sufyan about the characteristics of the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), one of his questions was, “Did you ever accuse him of lying before he said what he said?” Abu Sufyan, though an enemy of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) at his time, replied, “No.” Heraclius said: “If he refrained from telling lies about people he would not go and tell lies…
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