Don’t Lie

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:14

Letter: 

Bismihi Ta‘ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuhu

In today’s times it is not possible to run a business without some degree of lies and forgery. How are we then to earn lawful sustenance?

Reply:

Speaking lies is a sin. We should therefore completely refrain from speaking lies. It is not possible that the one who lies will receive sustenance while the one who speaks the truth will be deprived. When it comes to sustenance, we will definitely receive what is decreed for us and will not receive anything more than that. Therefore, why should one lie and blacken his book of deeds? Shaitaan deceives one into thinking that there is benefit in lying. However if the person to whom one lies is not convinced by the lies and Allah Ta‘ala puts it in his heart that you are lying, then of what benefit will the lies be? Instead, the only “benefit” is that one will have to face the evil consequences of lying. May Allah Ta‘ala grant us the ability to always speak the truth. (Maktoobaat vol. 1, pg. 202)