The Supreme Religious Authority highlighted some social, intellectual, cultural and devotional effects of the importance of the virtue of honesty during the second sermon of Friday prayer of the 18th Jumada Ula 1441 AH corresponding to January 17, 2020, led by his eminence Sheikh Abd al-Mahdi al-Karbala'i in the holy shrine of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), and which can be summarized as follows:
First: Honesty enhances trust and reassurance between people in their social relations and economic transactions, as the person's sincerity in his speech and acts makes the society coherent, cooperative and stable.
Second: In order to succeed in our social, economic and cultural life, we need to adhere to the virtue of honesty - and the virtue of honesty is important and necessary for the religious and non-religious individual and for the religious and non-religious society - and society matters can only be organized through honesty in action and the transmission of facts and historical facts, among others.
Third: Through honesty, we have confidence in the testimonies of others, and we gain their love, appreciation, and social honor - as well as in the field of worshiping with God Almighty, for the one who is sincere with Him gains His love, glory be to Him, and obtains spiritual energy that raises him.
Fourth: Nowadays we need a sincere media in its transmission, a sincere analysis, a writer and a true historian in the transmission of history, its facts and beliefs - and we need a sincere doctor, an honest engineer and a sincere teacher in his education - we need honesty in all areas of life. The society also needs unbiased historians and writers to recount peoples’ and nations’ historic events in order for the coming generations to review those events and benefit from peoples’ experiences.