Stench of Lying

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Hazrath Abdullah bin Umar (R.A) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “When a person lies,the angels (who are appointed to protect him) flee away from him to the extent of one mile due to the terrible stench of the lie that he has spoken.” (Tirmizi)

We experience fragrant smells and bad odours all the time in the things around us. In a similar manner, the angels experience beautiful fragrances in the good words spoken by a person while they are put into great discomfort due to the stench of lying and other evil talk. If the angels flee away due to the stench, the shaitaans are bound to take their place. Thus the person is further incited towards committing evil. One should therefore be careful about what he speaks.

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