Islamic Date09 Shawwal
English Date31 May
No Faith, No Religion
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 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 about Allah.”
Truthfulness is the result of taqwa and is the cause of praiseworthy characteristics. It is not possible for a person to be a Momin if he is not truthful. If you want to count yourself among those who have a religion then you must adopt truthfulness and honesty in every sphere of your life and fulfill each of your promises, big or small.