Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Honesty

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour (of Judgment Day)." He was then asked: "How will honesty be lost?" The Prophet replied: When authority is given to those who do not deserve it."Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Hadith 503


The Prophet also said: "Anyone whom God has given the authority of ruling some people and he does not look after them in an honest manner, will never experience even the scent of Paradise."Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 9, Hadith 264

2 comments:

M. Shahin said...

Subhanallah, this last hadith reflects so well on the current leadership around the world, including in our own country.

pinkys said...

No one is being honest nowadays... esp being honest with themselves. And authority is always given to those who asks for it but do not deserve it. Always.