Dispraise of Lying

Know that lying is one of the contingencies that our desires call to. This is because the human being, with its love of leadership and authority, prefers to be the informant and the teacher because he knows the excellence of the informer over the informed.

The cure of this disease is to know Allah’s punishment for the liar. Remember that how we use our tongues can lead us to the Jennah, or it can lead us to the Hellfire. We should also reflect on the fact that the person who continuously lies will eventually be exposed, and will then be shamed and disrespected, to the extent that people will not believe them even when they are being truthful.

‘Abdullah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, said:

“A man keeps telling lies and endeavours in telling them until he is written a liar with Allah.” (Recorded in Muslim)

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