"Honesty is your path to salvation and success.

"Honesty is your path to salvation and success.

"Honesty is your path to salvation and success.

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Honesty is the key to survival and success in this life and the hereafter, and it manifests in three main areas:

Honesty with Allah: Achieved through sincere faith, good deeds, and noble morals. It includes honesty in certainty, intention, and fear of Allah. It is expressed by adhering to obedience, avoiding sins, and embodying the traits of true believers as mentioned in the Holy Quran.

Honesty with oneself: Requires a person to be truthful with themselves, accountable, and proactive in correcting their flaws. One must avoid falling into the trap of false hopes and desires, be aware of the dangers and deceit of the self, and work on purifying and correcting it in accordance with religious teachings. We must be honest with ourselves, recognizing our flaws, rectifying them, and self-accountability is a way of the believers, a characteristic of the monotheists, and a hallmark of the reverent; a believer fears their Lord, holds themselves accountable, seeks forgiveness for their sins, knows the great danger of the self, its severe affliction, its significant deceit, and its extensive evil; as it inclines towards evil, leans towards desires, calls to ignorance, leads to destruction, longs for frivolity except those whom Allah has mercy on, so it should not be left to its desires; for it calls to tyranny, whoever obeys it leads them to ugliness, and invites them to vices, involves them in dislikes, its pitfalls are strange, its impulses are frightening, and its evils are numerous; those who let the self's control expand until it becomes tyrannical, for them on the Day of Judgment is a dwelling in hell, as stated: 'So as for he who transgressed and preferred the life of the world, then indeed, Hellfire will be [his] refuge.' On the contrary: ‘But as for he who feared the position of his Lord and prevented the soul from [unlawful] inclination.' [Al-Nazi'at: 40-41]

Honesty with people: Includes honesty in speech, actions, and situations. Being honest with people is a sign of faith, and lying is a sign of hypocrisy. A Muslim should be an advisor to their Muslim brothers, maintain trust and covenant, and exhibit good morals in their interactions with others.

Honesty should be a characteristic inherent in a Muslim in all aspects of their life and is the path to success and prosperity in this world and the hereafter."

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