Prophet Muhammed: Honesty & Truthfulness

Undoubtedly, no one can be more truthful and honest than the Messengers of God. Muhammad proved by his living example that he was the most truthful and honest person of his age. Everyone was impressed by his honesty and truthfulness. He was a poor orphan, who had started trading with his uncle, but in a very short time, owing to his honest and fair dealings with all people, he became well-known and respected. He was known as Al-Sadiq (the Truthful) and Al-Amin (the Faithful). Every Makkan, rich or poor called him by these names. When the dispute arose, among the various tribes of Makkah, as to who should lay the Black Stone in its proper place, in the Ka’bah, they decided that the one who entered the Ka’bah first next morning would place it. Muhammad was the first to enter the Ka’bah that morning and when the people saw him they were all very happy that Al-Amin and Al-Sadiq had come and would be the one to lay the Black Stone in its proper position.

 

Once the chiefs of the Quraish were sitting and talking about him. Nadhar bin Harith, the most experienced of them all, said, “O Quraish! You have not been able to find any plan to meet the calamity that has fallen upon you. Muhammad grew up from childhood in your presence. He was the most liked, honest and faithful among you. Now when he has grown to maturity and has presented these things to you, you say, he is a magician, a soothsayer, a poet, a mad man. By Allah! I have heard his Message, he is none of these things. A new calamity has fallen upon you.”

 

When he gathered together all the Quraish near the Mount of Safa and asked them, “O Quraish! If I say that an army is advancing on you from behind the mountains, will you believe me?” All said in one voice, “Yes; because we have never heard you telling a lie.” All the people of Makkah, without any exception swore to his truthfulness and honesty, for he had lived an unblemished and extremely pious life among them for forty years.

 

He had lived his whole life in purity and virtue among them and this was acknowledged even by his most staunch enemies. They knew that he was the most honest and truthful person among them. The Holy Qur’an therefore appealed to them to look at his life and try to understand. How could he tell lies against God, when he did not tell lies against human beings! When the Qaiser of Rome received a letter from the Holy Prophet inviting him and his followers to Islam, he called the Arab traders who were then visiting his country. He asked Abu Sufyan, their leader, “Did you ever find Muhammad telling a lie before his claim to Prophethood?” He replied that he had not. Then the Qaiser. said, “I asked you if he had ever told a lie and you replied that he had not. I am sure, if he had spoken unjustly against God, he would not have abstained from speaking falsely against human-beings.” The Qaiser then questioned him about the Prophet’s general behaviour and conduct with people. Abu Sufyan replied “Muhammad is nobly born; is honest and truthful, and has never broken a pledge. He enjoins his followers to worship none but One God and to pray to Him alone. He preaches kindness, piety and tolerance towards all and his followers are on the increase.”

 

Muhammad practiced honesty in his life and preached honesty and truthfulness to others. Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri reported God’s Messenger as saying, “Let not respect for men prevent any of you from speaking the Truth when he knows it.”

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19 Responses to “Prophet Muhammed: Honesty & Truthfulness”

  1. katrina Says:

    i just wanted to tell you that i used this in an english project i had to do? my teacher gave us a list of virtues (honesty, purity, etc..) and when i googled ‘most truthful perosn in history’ i got a few hits on muhammed… i clicked your site first adn it was very helpful, and i liked it alot. that’s why im telling you this. thank you for the help, have a great day!! 🙂

    katrina.

  2. Reyhan Says:

    THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You were a great help for my speech. I had most of your info in my speech

    Yours scincerely
    Reyhan 🙂

  3. Erkan Says:

    Thats nice

  4. Fariha Misbah Says:

    This was really nice, Masha’allah. I had to do a project for school and this was very helpful. Thnx!!!!!!

  5. Firdaus Says:

    Thanx Nora 🙂

  6. Farzana Says:

    I did my speech in grade 8 about him too 🙂

  7. Zainab Says:

    Thank you sooooo Much it helped me alot in my speech . I am grateful to u for this …… once again Tnx alot … and keep it up 😉

  8. Anonymous Says:

    THANKS IM DEFINITLY USING THIS

  9. Muslim Person Says:

    THANK YOUS SO MUCH, IM GOING TO USE THIS FOR MY PROJECT THANK YOU !!!!!

  10. Anonymous Says:

    heeyy awesome speech ihht really helpps alott

  11. dutxhguy Says:

    heyy! uhmm; well justt wanna sayy thtt this is veryy useful to mee andd ehht helps me learnn alot more ’bout the Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) thankk yhuu ♥

  12. Justin Bieber Says:

    Keep doing what your doing & follow your dreams. #NEVERSAYNEVER (Islam is COOOOL)

  13. Midori Says:

    Thanks…great help in my religon speech

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Very beautiful and most gorgeous yesterday i delivered this topic in class then i got 1st position.

  15. Shereen Toor Says:

    This is very true. It really tells me to be honest

  16. Abba Ibrahim Says:

    may Allah reward u with what he like thant for dis wonderful task

  17. Anonymous Says:

    that was most wonderful speech katrina. I really love it. when I was reading u r speech I fealt something in my heart!!! thank you soooo much and wish you very best:) 🙂 🙂

  18. Anonymous Says:

    That was most wonderful speech that I ever since !!! Even I used some of the sentences from u r speech for my homework at school !!! thank you so much for it and wish u all the best katrina 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 shewly


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