Al-Kāfi - Volume 2 > Truthfulness and Trust
Hadith #6

6ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ أَبِي إِسْمَاعِيلَ الْبَصْرِيِّ عَنْ فُضَيْلِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) يَا فُضَيْلُ إِنَّ الصَّادِقَ أَوَّلُ مَنْ يُصَدِّقُهُ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ يَعْلَمُ أَنَّهُ صَادِقٌ وَتُصَدِّقُهُ نَفْسُهُ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّهُ صَادِقٌ.

6. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from abu Isma’il al-Basri from Fudayl ibn Yasar who has said the following: “Once abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) said to me, ‘O Fudayl, the truthfulness of a truthful person is first verified by Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy. He knows that he is truthful. Then his own soul confirms; it knows his truthfulness.’”