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Abu Ya’qub on Honesty: The honest person acts on truth in public and private

February 7, 2017

Adh-Dhahabi reported: Abu Ya’qub An-Nahrajuri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Honesty is to be consistent with the truth in private and public. The reality of honesty is to speak the truth in matters of grave importance.”

Source: Siyar A’lām al-Nubalā’ 11/465

عن الذهبي قال أبو يعقوب النهرجوري رحمه الله الصِّدْقُ موَافقَةُ الحَقِّ فِي السرِّ وَالعلاَنيَة وَحَقِيْقَةُ الصِّدْقِ القَوْلُ بِالْحَقِّ فِي موَاطن الهَلَكَة

11/465 سير أعلام النبلاء