Fulfilment and commitment
Honouring a promise and acting upon it is an excellent virtue, at the same time breaking a promise is a sign of hypocrisy.
Among the qualities of successful people – they (those succeeded) observe their trusts and covenants, and it’s a distinct feature
Commitment given by parents to their wards, management to their employees, rulers to their subjects should be fulfilled. Fulfilment of promise is a human right
“Anyone who does not wrong people in his behaviour towards them, does not lie in his talks with them, and does not break his promises to them; he is among those whose manliness is complete, whose justice is manifest, whose brotherhood is indispensable, and whose backbiting is forbidden.” – Prophet Mohammad (pbuh)
Fulfilling promises is one of the attributes of pious men & women according to Holy Quran, and it is one of the greatest means of attaining God’ consciousness; Allah says in the holy Quran:
“Yes, whoever fulfills his pledge and fears Allah much, verily, then Allah loves those who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious) – Quran 3:76
Promises will be asked about on the Day of Judgement. It’s clearly mentioned in the glorious Quran,
“And fulfill (every) commitment. Indeed, the commitment is ever (that about which one will be) questioned” – Quran 17:34
Qualities of maintaining promises are the attributes of God and His messengers who were sent down to earth for teaching mankind the way of life
On the other hand, breach of promise is an offence that breaks the relation of confidence and trust. It questions one’s trustworthiness. It troubles the one who promised and also to the one whom he promised.
Arabic Translation Centre (ATC)