Imam Yahya Al-Yolawi, on Friday advised Muslims, who occupy leadership positions to be trustworthy and always exude trust in whatever they do.
Al-Yolawi, Imam of Area 10 Jumaat Mosque, Garki, Abuja, gave the advice in his sermon at the mosque on Friday.
“The term “Amana’’ means trustworthiness in Islam; it can also refer to something left to a person to keep and protect.
“The opposite of that is betrayal or deceitfulness; that is, failure to keep the trust in the way that Allah and his Messenger asked us to do.
“To be trustworthy implies honouring and fulfilling commitments, transparency, accountability, keeping promises, trusts, covenants and perfection at work,’’ he said.
The cleric also said that trustworthiness also covered moral, social, legal and religious assignments and political appointments.
“Being truthful in promises and covenants, is one of best characteristics by which true believers are known.
“The prophet (SAW) was recognised, even before his prophet-hood, to be Al-Amin (The Trustworthy),’’ he said.