Truthfulness is a matter of such supreme consequence in Islam that in addition to speaking the truth always a Muslim is exhorted also to keep company only with those that are truthful. The Quran states: “O ye who believe! Fear God and be only with those who are true (in words and deed). ” (IX: 119) Says the Prophet: “He who wishes to love God and His Apostle, or wishes God and His Apostle to love him, must take care to speak nothing but the truth whenever he speaks.” “Speak the truth even if you see your ruin or death in it for, surely, salvation and life lie alone in truth, and avoid falsehood even if it may hold out to you the promise of success and salvation for the end of falsehood is nothing but failure and frustration.” Once the Prophet was asked, “What is the hallmark of the dwellers of Paradise?” The Prophet replied, “Truthfulness.” Conversely, another Tradition reads: “To be a liar is one of the special sings of a hypocrite.”
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Nothing will be heavier on the Day of Resurrection in the scale of a believer than good manners.