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Truthfulness

Truthfulness-الصدق

1. Truthfulness is the strongest column of faith.

1ـ اَلصِّدْقُ أقْوى دَعائِم الإيمانِ.

2. Truthfulness is the pillar of Islam and the column of faith.

2ـ اَلصِّدْقُ عِمادُ الإسْلامِ ودَعامَةُ الإيمانِ.

3. Truthfulness is the cornerstone of faith and the adornment of the human being.

3ـ اَلصِّدْقُ رَأسُ الإيمانِ، وزَيْنُ الإنْسانِ.

4. Truthfulness is the beauty of a human being and the column of faith.

4ـ اَلصِّدْقُ جَمالُ الإنْسانِ، ودَعامَةُ الإيمانِ.

5. Be truthful and you will be successful.

5ـ أُصْدُقْ تُنْجِحْ.

6. Adopt truthfulness and trustworthiness for indeed these are the two traits of the righteous.

6ـ اِلْزَمِ الصِّدْقَ والأمانَةَ، فَإنَّهُما سَجِيَّةُ الأبْرارِ.

7. Espouse truthfulness even if you fear harm may come of it, for indeed this is better for you than the lying from which benefit is expected.

7ـ اِلْزَمِ الصِّدْقَ وإنْ خِفْتَ ضُرَّهُ فَإنَّهُ خَيْرٌ لَكَ مِنَ الكِذْبِ المَرْجُوِّ نَفْعُهُ.

8. Seek benefit from truthfulness in every situation and you will gain; keep away from evil and dishonesty, and you will remain safe.

8ـ اِغْتَنِمِ الصِّدْقَ في كُلِّ مَوْطِن تَغْنَمْ،وَ اجْتَنِبِ الشَّـرَّ والكِذْبَ تَسْلَمْ.

9. Be truthful in your words, be sincere in your actions and purify yourselves with piety.

9ـ أُصْدُقُوا في أقْوالِكُمْ، وأخْلِصُوا في أعْمالِكُمْ، وتَزَكُّوا بِالوَرَعِ.

10. The most sublime thing is truthfulness.

10ـ أجَلُّ شَيْء اَلصِّدْقُ.

11. The best honesty is fulfilling your promises.

11ـ أفْضَلُ الصِّدْقِ اَلوَفاءُ بِالعُهُودِ.

12. The best honesty is fulfilling your promise and the best generosity is exerting yourself [in helping others].

12ـ أحْسَنُ الصِّدْقِ اَلوَفاءُ بِالعَهْدِ، وأفْضَلُ الجُودِ بَذْلُ الجَهْدِ.

13. Truthfulness is a means [of attaining success].

13ـ اَلصِّدْقُ وَسيلَةٌ.

14. Truthfulness is trustworthiness; dishonesty is a betrayal.

14ـ اَلصِّدْقُ أمانَةٌ، اَلكِذْبُ خيانَةٌ.

15. Truthfulness saves [one from hardship].

15ـ اَلصِّدْقُ يُنْجي.

16. Honesty is a merit; dishonesty is a vice.

16ـ اَلصِّدْق ُ فَضيلَةٌ، اَلكِذْبُ رَذيلَةٌ.

17. Honesty is [a means to] success; dishonesty is a cause of disgrace.

17ـ اَلصِّدْقُ نَجاحٌ، اَلكِذْبُ فَضَّاحٌ.

18. Truthfulness is an elevation.

18ـ اَلصِّدْقُ مَرْفَعَةٌ.

19. Honesty is the trust of the tongue.

19ـ اَلصِّدْقُ أمانَةُ اللِّسانِ.

20. Truthfulness is the brother of justice.

20ـ اَلصِّدْقُ أخُو العَدْلِ.

21. Honesty is the language of truth.

21ـ اَلصِّدْقُ لِسانُ الحَقِّ.

22. Truth is the best speech.

22ـ اَلصِّدْقُ خَيْرُ القَوْلِ.

23. Truthfulness is the life of God-wariness.

23ـ اَلصِّدْقُ حَياةُ التَّقْوى(الدَعْوى).

24. Truth is the soul of speech.

24ـ اَلصِّدْقُ رُوحُ الكَلامِ.

25. Truthfulness is the garb of religion.

25ـ اَلصِّدْقُ لِباسُ الدِّينِ.

26. Truthfulness is the garb of certitude (or of the God-wary).

26ـ اَلصِّدْقُ لِباسُ اليَقينِ(المُتقينَ).

27. Truthfulness is the cornerstone of religion.

27ـ اَلصِّدْقُ رَأْسُ الدّينِ.

28. Truthfulness is a refuge and an honour.

28ـ اَلصِّدْقُ مَنْجاةٌ (نَجاةٌ) وَكَرامَةٌ.

29. Truthfulness is the most successful evidence.

29ـ اَلصِّدْقُ أنْجَحُ دليل.

30. Salvation is with the truth.

30ـ اَلنَّجاةُ مَعَ الصِّدْقِ.

31. Honesty is the manifested truth.

31ـ اَلصِّدْقُ حَقٌّ صادِعٌ.

32. Truth is the noblest (or the best) narration.

32ـ اَلصِّدْقُ أشْرَفُ (أفْضَلُ) رِوايَة.

33. Honesty is the garb (or the language) of truth.

33ـ اَلصِّدْقُ لِباسُ (لِسانُ) الحَقِّ.

34. Truth is the best foundation (or the best informer).

34ـ اَلصِّدْقُ خَيْرُ مَبْنِيّ(مُنْبِئ).

35. Truthfulness is the perfection of nobility.

35ـ اَلصِّدْقُ كَمالُ النُّبْلِ.

36. Truth is the uprightness of everything.

36ـ اَلصِّدْقُ صَلاحُ كُلِّشَيْء.

37. Truthfulness is the most honourable characteristic of one who has conviction.

37ـ اَلصِّدْقُ أشْرَفُ خَلائِقِ المُوقِنِ.

38. Truthfulness is the best asset.

38ـ اَلصِّدْقُ أفْضَلُ عُدَّة.

39. Truthfulness is the trust of the tongue and the ornament of faith.

39ـ اَلصِّدْقُ أمانَةُ اللِّسانِ وحِلْيَةُ الإيمانِ.

40. Truthfulness is the correspondence of speech with divine dispensation.

40ـ اَلصِّدْقُ مُطابَقَةُ المَنْطِقِ لِلْوَضْعِ الإلهيّ.

41. Through truthfulness, salvation is attained.

41ـ بِالصِّدْقِ تَـكُونُ النَّجاةُ.

42. Through truthfulness, magnanimity becomes complete.

42ـ بِالصِّدْقِ تَـكْمُلُ المُرُوءَةُ.

43. By truthfulness, words become adorned.

43ـ بِالصِّدْقِ تَزَيَّنُ الأقْوالُ.

44. By honesty and loyalty, magnanimity becomes complete for its possessor.

44ـ بِالصِّدْقِ والوَفاءِ تَـكْمُلُ المُرُوءَةُ لأهْلِها.

45. The cornerstone of faith is truthfulness.

45ـ رَأسُ الإيمانِ (لُزُومُ) الصِّدْقُ.

46. Two things are the basis of religion: honesty and certainty.

46ـ شَيْئانِ هُما مِلاكُ الدِّينِ: اَلصِّدْقُ واليَقينُ.

47. The truthfulness of a man is to the extent of his magnanimity.

47ـ صِدْقُ الرَّجُلِ عَلى قَدْرِ مُرُوءتِهِ.

48. Adopt truthfulness, for it is the best foundation.

48ـ عَلَيْكَ بِالصِّدْقِ فَإنَّهُ خَيْـرُ مَبْنيّ(مُنْبِئ).

49. Adopt truthfulness, for whoever is truthful in his speech, his status is elevated.

49ـ عَلَيْكَ بِالصِّدْقِ فَمَنْ صَدَقَ في أقْوالِهِ جَلَّ قَدْرُهُ.

50. The end result of truthfulness is salvation and security.

50ـ عاقِبَةُ الصِّدْقِ نَجاةٌ وَسَلامَةٌ.

51. Truthfulness has diminished among the people and dishonesty has become abundant; love is been expressed by [people with their] tongue while they hate each other with their hearts.

51ـ غاضَ الصِّدْقُ فِي النّاسِ، وفاضَ الكِذْبُ وَاسْتُعْمِلَتِ المَوَدَّةُ بِاللِّسانِ، وتَشاحَنُوا بِالقُلُوبِ.

52. For everything there is an adornment and the adornment of speech is truthfulness.

52ـ لِكُلِّ شَيْء حيلَةٌ (حِلْيَةٌ وحِلْيَةُ)، وحِيلَةُ المَنْطِقِ الصِّدْقُ.

53. For [the speaker of] truth there is benefit.

53ـ لِلْصِّدقِ نُجْعَةٌ.

54. Let the most trustworthy of people in your estimation be the one who is most truthful in his speech.

54ـ لِيَكُنْ أوْثَقُ النّاسِ لَدَيْكَ أنْطَقَهُمْ بِالصِّدْقِ.

55. Let your recourse be to the truth, for indeed truth is the best companion.

55ـ لِيَكُنْ مَرْجِعُكَ إلَى الصِّدْقِ، فَإنَّ الصِّدْقَ خَيْرُ قَرين.

56. If things were to be differentiated from each other, honesty would be with courage and cowardice would be with dishonesty.

56ـ لَوْ تَمَيَّزَتِ الأشْياءُ لَكانَ الصِّدْقُ مَعَ الشَّجاعَةِ وَكانَ الجُبْنُ مَعَ الكِذْبُ.

57. A goodly mention is better for a person than the wealth that he bequeaths to the one who does not praise him.

57ـ لِسانُ الصِّدْقِ خَيْرٌ لِلْمَرْءِ مِنَ المالِ يُوَرِّثُهُ مَنْ لايَحْمَدُهُ.

58. One who speaks the truth becomes successful.

58ـ مَنْ قالَ بِالصِّدْقِ أنْجَحَ.

59. Whoever is known for his truthfulness, his lies are [also] accepted.

59ـ مَنْ عُرِفَ بِالصِّدْقِ جازَ كِذْبُهُ.

60. Whoever turns aside from truth, his path becomes narrow.

60ـ مَنْ جارَ عَنِ الصِّدْقِ ضاقَ مَذْهَبُهُ.

61. One whose speech is truthful, his loftiness is increased.

61ـ مَنْ صَدَقَ مَقالُهُ زادَ جَلالُهُ.

62. How truthful is a person’s testimony against himself and what witness is there against him better than his own deeds?! A man is not recognized except by his knowledge, just as a strange tree is not known except when it bears fruit, thus the fruits are evidence of its origins. The excellence of every person is known by his merit, and thus the honourable one is distinguished by his morals and the vile one is disgraced by his wickedness.

62ـ ما أصْدَقَ المَرْءَ عَلى نَفْسِهِ، وأيُّ شاهِد عَلَيْهِ كَفِعْلِهِ، ولايُعْرَفُ الرَّجُلُ إلاّ بِعِلْمِهِ، كَما لا يُعْرَفُ الغَريبُ مِنَ الشَّجَرِ إلاّ عِنْدَ حُضُورِ الثَّمَرِ، فَتَدُلُّ الأثْمارُ عَلى أُصُولِها، ويُعْرَفُ لِكُلِّ ذي فَضْل فَضْلُهُ كَذلِكَ يَشْرُفُ الكَريمُ بِ آدابِهِ، ويَفْتَضِحُ اللَّئيمُ بِرَذائِلِهِ.

63. Do not tell the truth to one who responds to your truth by denying [and belying] it.1

63ـ لاتَصْدُقْ مَنْ يُقابِلُ صِدْقَكَ بِتَكْذيبِهِ.

64. There is no interpreter clearer than the truth.

64ـ لاتُرْجُمانَ أوْضَحُ مِنَ الصِّدْقِ.

65. There is no report better than the truth.

65ـ لا مُخْبـَرَ أفْضَلُ مِنَ الصِّدْقِ.

66. There is no way that is more rescuing than the truth.

66ـ لاسَبيلَ أنْجى مِنَ الصِّدْقِ.

67. He who argues with [the support of] truth is not defeated.

67ـ لايُغْلَبُ مَنْ يَحْتَجُّ بِالصِّدْقِ.

68. Truth is the best narration.

68ـ الصِّدْقُ أفْضَلُ رِوايَة.

69. The truth saves you, even if you fear it.

69ـ اَلصِّدْقُ يُنْجيكَ وإنْ خِفْتَهُ.

70. The least of things [required for salvation] is truthfulness and trustworthiness.

70ـ أقَلُّ شَيْء اَلصِّدْقُ والأمانَةُ.

  • 1. Or in another reading: Do not believe the one who responds to your truth by his denial.