What is the connection between religion and truthfulness?

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SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: The connection between truthfulness and religion is like head to the body [1]. So, truthfulness is placed right on top of the religion. It is also narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: When a person speaks the truth, the first being who approves that person is Allah (SWT) and that person also knows that he/she is telling the truth. If a person lies, the first being who rejects that person is the Almighty and that person also knows that he/she is a liar [2].

[1] Tasneef Qorarul Hekam wa Dorarul Kalam, Page 218.

[2] Thawabul Aamaal wa Eqabul Aamaal, page 178.

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