About the Book
The Qur'an is not merely a legal code, but also seeks to instruct, educate, warn and encourage. Honesty, an essential ingredient of the Muslim character, includes being truthful towards Allah by worshipping Him sincerely. Being truthful to oneself, by adhering to Allah’s laws. Being truthful with others by speaking the truth and being honest in all dealings, such as buying, selling and marriage. There should be no deceiving, cheating, falsifying or withholding of information. Thus, a person should be the same on the inside as he is on the outside. When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour (the Day of Judgment). These are the words of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). They paint a picture of the time leading up to the Day of Judgement, when righteous people will be sorrowful due to the lack of honesty around them. In the 21st century, we live in a world where honesty is valued and yet shunned at the same time. We expect people to be honest in their dealings with us yet we watch and applaud television shows and movies that promote and encourage lying and deceitfulness. Without thinking, we teach our children that dishonesty is acceptable.