Table of Contents

Truthfulness

Truthfulness الصِّدق

Truthfulness

الصِّدقِ

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): علَيكُم بالصِّدقِ؛ فإنّهُ بابٌ مِن أبوابِ الجَنَّةِ.

1– The Prophet (S) said, ‘Truthfulness is incumbent upon you, for verily it is one of the doors of Paradise.’[Tarikh Baghdad, p. 11, no. 82]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصِّدقُ مُطابَقَةُ المَنطِقِ للوَضعِ الإلهيِّ ، الكِذبُ زَوالُ المَنطِقِ عَنِ الوَضعِ الإلهيِّ.

2– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Truthfulness is the congruity of logic with divine convention, whereas lying removes logic from divine convention.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, nos. 1552-1553]

3ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصِّدقُ لِسانُ الحَقِّ.

3– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Truthfulness is the tongue of the Real.’[Ibid. no. 275]

4ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصِّدقُ يُنجِيكَ وإن خِفتَهُ ، الكِذبُ يُردِيكَ وإن أمِنتَهُ .

4– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Truthfulness saves you even though you fear it whereas lying ruins you even though you feel safe from it.’[Ibid. nos. 1118-1119]

5ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصِّدقُ صَلاحُ كُلِّ شيءٍ ، الكِذبُ فَسادُ كُلِّ شَيءٍ .

5– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Truthfulness is the goodness of everything whereas lying corrupts everything.’[Ibid. nos. 1115-1116]

6ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصِّدقُ أمانةٌ ، الكِذبُ خِيانَةٌ .

6– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Truthfulness is a trust whereas lying is deception.’[Ibid. no. 15]

7ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): قَدرُ الرَّجُلِ على قَدرِ هِمَّتِهِ ، وصِدقُهُ على قَدرِ مُرُوءَتِهِ.

7– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The worth of a man is measured by the extent of his ambition, and his truthfulness is measured by his integrity.’[Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 47]

8ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الإيمانُ أن تُؤثِر الصِّدقَ حيثُ يَضُرُّكَ، على الكِذبِ حيثُ يَنفَعُكَ.

8– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Faith is to prefer to tell the truth, even if it be to your detriment, over lying even though it be to your benefit.’[Ibid. Saying 458]

9ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): تَعَلَّمُوا الصِّدقَ قَبلَ الحَديثِ.

9– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘Learn to tell the truth before you learn to speak.’[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 104, no. 4]

10ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصِّدقُ عِزٌّ .

10– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘Truthfulness is an honour.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 269, no. 109]

11ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن صَدَقَ لِسانُهُ زَكا عَمَلُهُ .

11– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘He whose tongue tells the truth is pure of action.’[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 104, no. 3]

The Truthful One

الصَادقُ

12ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصادِقُ على شَفا مَنجاةٍ وكَرامَةٍ ، والكاذِبُ على شَرَفِ مَهواةٍ ومَهانَةٍ.

12– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The truthful one is at the height of salvation and dignity, whereas the liar is on the brink of ignominy and degradation.’[Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 86]

13ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا تَغتَرُّوا بِصلاتِهِم ولا بِصِيامِهِم ؛ فإنَّ الرجُلَ ربّما لَهِجَ بِالصلاةِ والصومِ حتّى لَو تَرَكَهُ استَوحَشَ ، ولكنِ اختَبِرُوهُم عِند صِدقِ الحَديثِ وأداءِ الأمانَةِ .

13– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘Do not be deceived by their [lengthy] prayer or their [Abundant] fasting, for verily it may be that a man becomes so attached to his prayer and his fasting that were he to stop doing them, he would be greatly disturbed. Rather test these people through the truth in their speech and their prompt return of goods entrusted in their care.’[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 104, no. 4]

14ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أحسَنُ مِنَ الصِدقِ قائلُهُ، وخَيرٌ مِن الخَيرِ فاعِلُهُ .

14– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Better than the truth itself is the one who tells it, and better than the good deed itself is the one who performs it.’[Amali al-Tusi, p. 223, no. 385]

The Most Truthful of Sayings

أصدَقُ الأقوالِ

15ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ لَمّا سُئلَ عن أصدَقِ الأقوالِ ـ: شَهادَةُ أن لا إلهَ إلّا اللهِ.

15– Imam Ali (a.s.), when he was asked about the most truthful saying, replied, ‘The testimony that there is no god but Allah.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p378, no. 1]

16ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أصدَقُ المَقالِ مانَطَقَ بهِ لِسانُ الحالِ.

16– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The most truthful of sayings is that which the tongue of the present utters.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3302]