Honesty is a facet of moral character that connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft.

Sincerity is the virtue of one who communicates and acts in accordance with their feelings, beliefs, thoughts, and desires.

Sincerity is a mix of seriousness and honesty. If you do things with sincerity, people will trust you.

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Criteria Of Truth

Criteria Of Truth In epistemology, criteria of truth (or tests of truth) are standards and rules used to judge the accuracy of statements and claims. They are tools of verification. Understanding a philosophy’s criteria of truth is fundamental to a clear evaluation of that philosophy. This necessity is driven by the varying, and conflicting, claims of...

Credibility

What Is Credibility? Credibility comprises the objective and subjective components of the believability of a source or message. Credibility has two key components: trustworthiness and expertise, which both have objective and subjective components. Trustworthiness is based more on subjective factors, but can include objective measurements such as established reliability. Expertise can be similarly subjectively perceived,...

Truth

Truth Truth (Anglo-Saxon tréow, tryw, truth, preservation of a compact, from a Teutonic base Trau, to believe) is a relation which holds (1) between the knower and the known — Logical Truth; (2) between the knower and the outward expression which he gives to his knowledge — Moral Truth; and (3) between the thing itself, as it exists,...

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What Is The Truth?

What Is Truth? Truth is most often used to mean being in accord with fact or reality, or fidelity to an original or standard.[1] Truth is also sometimes defined in modern contexts as an idea of “truth to self”, or authenticity. Truth is usually held to be opposite to falsehood, which, correspondingly, can also...

The Virtue Of Uprightness

The Virtue Of Uprightness “For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold His face,” says Psalm 11:7. While there are many allusions to the virtue of “uprightness” in the Old Testament, it is scarcely ever mentioned in today’s secular world. Uprightness, nonetheless, remains an essential...

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What Is Honesty?

Honesty Honesty is a facet of moral character that connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc. Honesty also involves being trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere. Honesty is valued in many ethnic and religious cultures.[1][2][3][4][5] “Honesty is the best policy” is a proverb of Edwin Sandys, while the quote “Honesty...

Sidq (Truthfulness)

Sidq (Truthfulness) Meaning true thought, true words and true actions, sidq (Truthfulness), is reflected in the life of a traveler on the path to God as follows: he or she does not lie or tell a falsehood, lives according to truthfulness, and strives to be a trustworthy representative of loyalty to God....

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Ikhlas (Sincerity or Purity of Intention)

Ikhlas (Sincerity or Purity of Intention) Ikhlas (Sincerity or Purity of Intention) has been interpreted as being upright, sincere, and pure; being distant from show and ostentation in one’s intention and conduct; and being closed to whatever clouds or fouls the heart. Purity of intention, straightforwardness in thought, pursuit of no worldly...

Honesty

Honesty: A Muslim View When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour (the Day of Judgment). These are the words of Prophet Muhammad. They paint a picture of the time leading up to the Day of Judgement, when righteous people will be sorrowful due to the lack of honesty...

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The Virtue Of Integrity

The Virtue Of Integrity At the opposite ends of the moral spectrum are holiness and multiplicity. This pairing of polar opposites may seem odd at first, but it is solidly biblical. Holiness is so named because it represents wholeness or unity of personality. God is eminently holy and His saints...

Integrity In The Moment Of Choice

Integrity In The Moment Of Choice Whenever you make a new commitment to yourself, such as to begin a new exercise program, you will undoubtedly be challenged. A large part of life lies outside your direct control, and one of those external influences will eventually impact you and press you...

Integrity

What Is Integrity? The word integrity is from Old French integrité innocence, blamelessness; chastity, purity, or directly from Latin integritatem (nominative integritas) “soundness, wholeness, completeness,” figuratively “purity, correctness, blamelessness,” from integer “whole”.[1] Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, or moral uprightness. It is a personal choice...

Sincerity

What Is Sincerity? Sincerity is the virtue of one who communicates and acts in accordance with their feelings, beliefs, thoughts, and desires. Etymology The Oxford English Dictionary and most scholars state that sincerity from sincere is derived from the Latin sincerus meaning clean, pure, sound (1525–35). Sincerus may have once meant “one growth” (not mixed), from sin- (one) and crescere (to grow).[1] Crescere is cognate with “Ceres,”...

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Advice About Sincerity

Advice About Sincerity O my brothers of the Hereafter! You should know-and you do know-that in this world sincerity, is the most important principle in works pertaining to the Hereafter in particular; it is the greatest strength, and the most acceptable intercessor, and the firmest point of support, and the...

Sincerity of Prophets

Complete Sincerity on Prophets Another indispensable characteristic is sincerity, which in this context means “purity of intention, to do everything solely for the sake of God. ” We are told to worship God sincerely: They were commanded only to serve God, making the religion His sincerely, men of pure faith,...

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What Is Trustworthiness?

What Is Trustworthiness? Trustworthiness is a moral value considered to be a virtue. A trustworthy person is someone in whom you can place your trust and rest assured that the trust will not be betrayed. A person can prove their trustworthiness by fulfilling an assigned responsibility – and as an...

Trustworthiness in Islam

Trustworthiness In the article entitled Honesty, we discussed how important the concept of honesty is to Islam and how it incorporates truthfulness and reliability. Another dimension of honesty is trustworthiness, or in Arabic, amanah. The meaning of amanah is trustworthiness, or, it is something or someone left to someone to...

Truthfulness

Truthfulness of Muhammad 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...

The Virtue of Truthfulness: Lying and Hypocrisy

The Virtue of Truthfulness: Lying and Hypocrisy Just as truthfulness is the very cornerstone of the upright person’s character and the springboard for his virtuousness, falsehood, its opposite, is the foundation of a person’s depravity and the launch pad for his wickedness. Just as the truthfulness of a person starts...

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The Virtue Of Truthfulness: The Status And Reward Of Truthfulness

The Virtue Of Truthfulness: 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...

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