Hadith on Truth: You must be truthful, avoid dishonesty

Mu’awiyah ibn Abi Sufyan reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “You must be truthful. Verily, it leads to righteousness and they are both in Paradise. Beware of dishonesty, for it leads to wickedness and they are both in the Hellfire.”

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 894

Grade: Sahih li ghayrihi (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani

عن مُعَاوِيَة بْن أَبِي سُفْيَان قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَلَيْكُمْ بِالصِّدْقِ فَإِنَّهُ يَهْدِي إِلَى الْبِرِّ وَهُمَا فِي الْجَنَّةِ وَإِيَّاكُمْ وَالْكَذِبَ فَإِنَّهُ يَهْدِي إِلَى الْفُجُورِ وَهُمَا فِي النَّا

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