Lying Is a Big Sin In Islam

You will have to tell countless lies to hide the very first lie you told. Very true, to conceal one wrong statement, people make hundred more wrong statements so that they can ward off the humiliation. Telling lies is a very common practice among people. This wrong practice has been put into the category of major lies because by telling lie, one can misguide others and just by a single wrong word, people can be misguided easily.

Lie on your bed at night and think of how many times you told lie the whole day. Surprisingly, you will find the number of lies told by you, in fun and seriously, too many. This means that just telling lies everyday as a routine we can earn so much sins and that too when we really do not intend to do so. Parents lie to their kids to ease them down and to make them eat or drink or sleep.

Husband lies to his wife regarding his routine in office or the reason of his coming late or the reason he is not having meal with family etc. wife tells lies about the meals, about the reason she did not take care of kids properly, when she wants to conceal something wrong of kids from their father etc. kids lie to their parents regarding their home works, their excuses for not attending school, they want to play etc. in short, there are so many unimportant activities and things on which people tell lies to avoid argument for some time. In doing so, nobody realizes that they commit sin though small or big, but they commit it sometimes even unknowingly.

Telling lies has become a habit of people and they have literally forgotten to change it. Ramadan is going on now, and keeping bad habits means more gunnah and doing good deeds means more sawab. In Ramadan if one does not leaves the bad habit of telling lies, his fast will be of no use to him.

Muhammad s.a.w.w said;
Al-Bukhaari (1903, 6057) narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever does not give up false speech and acting upon it, and ignorance, Allaah has no need of him giving up his food and drink.”
Here false speech means lies. Just think, if lies are not acceptable in Ramadan, why will they be accepted when Ramadan is over? In Ramadan the satan is captured while outside Ramadan satan has full liberty to misguide us through his falseness and his evil whims.

Do not let yourself fall in the trap of satan and do not follow your nafs-e amarah. Follow what is written in Quran and sunnah. Because in Quran ALLAH has cursed liars and our beloved prophet too, said that one of the sings of hypocrites is their telling lies.

ALLAH swt said about hypocrites;
Al-Quran 63:001
“(Oh prophet), when the hypocrites come to you, they say, “We bear witness that you really are the messenger of Allah.” Of course, Allah knows you are His messenger; (but) Allah affirms that the hypocrites are really the liars!”

So, from the hadith and verse we have come to know that  the liars are hypocrites who do not want to reveal what is in their hearts, and who make fool of themselves only, by lying.
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