Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem
All Praise is due to Allaah, the Lord of mankind and jinn, and may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon Muhammad, His slave and Final Messenger.
Allaah, Exalted be He, says in the Glorious Qur’aan:
“It is only those who believe not in the ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs etc) of Allaah, who fabricate falsehood, and it is they who are liars.” [An Nahl 16:105]
And He says:
“In their hearts is disease, so Allaah has increased their disease; and for them is a painful punishment because they [habitually] used to lie.” [Al Baqarah 2:10]
Ibn Mas’ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“If a man continues to speak falsehood and makes falsehood his object, he will have a black mark put on his heart, and then his heart will become completely blackened and he will be recorded before Allaah as one of the liars.” [Maalik in his Muwattaa]
Safwan ibn Sulaim (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (may the peace and blessing of Allaah be upon him) was asked whether a believer could be a coward to which he replied “Yes”. He was then asked if a believer could be a miser and he replied “Yes”. He was then asked if a believer could be a great liar and he replied “No.” [Maalik]
Ibn Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allaah said:
“When a man lies, the angels move away from him the distance of a mile.” [Tirmidhi]
The Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“The signs of the hypocrite are three: when he speaks, he lies, when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he is entrusted with something he breaks that trust.” [Bukhaari and Muslim]
O believers, let us repent from the lies we have uttered with our lips, be they big or small. Let us seek forgiveness now before our souls reach our throats or the sun rises from the West, for we do not know the appointed time for either.
I pray that Allaah does not hold me accountable and count me amongst the hypocrites for speaking of that which I do not do.
‘The Book of Major Sins’ by Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab