Truthfulness

Truthfulness is the cornerstone of Prophethood. No lies or deceit, whether explicit or implicit, were ever heard from them. The Qur’an declares: Mention Abraham in the Book: Surely he was a most truthful Prophet (19:41); Mention Ishmael in the Book; surely, he was a man of his word, and he was a Messenger, a Prophet (19:54); and Mention Idris (Enoch) in the Book; surely he was a most truthful Prophet. We elevated him to an exalted place (19:56-57). We also read in the Qur’an that a fellow prisoner addressed Prophet Joseph: Joseph, O most truthful one (12:46). Continue reading “Truthfulness”

The Virtue of Truthfulness (part 1 of 2): The Status and Reward of Truthfulness

“O you who believe! Have fear of God, and be among the truthful.” (Quran 9:119)

Ask the average person to define truthfulness and the answer will most likely be restricted to something about truthful speech. Islam, however, teaches that truthfulness is far more than having an honest tongue. Continue reading “The Virtue of Truthfulness (part 1 of 2): The Status and Reward of Truthfulness”