Friday, March 30, 2007

The Value of Honesty

Narrated Abu Umamah (r.a.) Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

a) I guarantee a home in Paradise for a person who gives up arguments and disputes even if he is on the truth.

b) And (I (also) guarantee) a home in the middle of Paradise for a person who gives up lying (false statements) even while joking.

c) And (I (also) gurantee) a home in the highest part of Paradise for a person who has a high standard of character.”

This hadith is quoted by Abu Dawud, Al Trimidhi, An-Nasa’I and Ibn Majah