The Greater Sin in Islam – Lying


The Greater Sin in Islam – Lying Lying is one of the acts that are strictly banned in Islam. Different verses of Holy Quran and Hadiths of Holy Prophet (PBUH) forbade us from exercising it. Moreover, consider it as a one of the powerful sins that leads to the wrong path. Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran that: “O you who believe! Be careful of (your duty to) Allah and be with the true ones.” (Quran, Verse 9:119)

A Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is quoted over here, Hadrat Abdullah bin Massod narrates that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said that: “Save yourself from lying because lying leads you to major sinning and sinning leads you to hell fire. A person lies and seeks opportunities to lie and therefore Allah destines him as a liar.” (Sunnan Abu Dawood)

Groups of Lying:

Lying is divided into the following three types, name as:

1. Lying against Allah Almighty

2. Lying against the Prophets of Allah

3. And lying with people

Lying Against Allah Almighty:

It is the most severe type of lying. Allah Almighty says about it in the Quran that: “ And who can be more unjust than he who invents a lie against Allah, or says: ‘ A revelation has come to me ‘ whereas no exposure has come to him in anything; and who says, ‘ I will reveal the like of what Allah has revealed’… ” (Quran, Verse 6:93)

In this category of lying, certain people used to affiliate partner with the Allah Almighty and consider that certain Prophet is the son of the Allah Almighty. Moreover, tries to prove this thing by displaying their holy books to validate such thing that the Allah Almighty exposed these scriptures.The Greater Sin in Islam – Lying

Lying Against the Prophets of Allah:

In this type of lying, people used to practice those things and acts that were not performed by the Prophets. As the Prophet of Allah Almighty, Hadrat Issa (A.S) never said that he (A.S) is the son of and his mother Hadrat Maryam is the wife of Allah Almighty and worship us. People make these beliefs genuine by their own. Allah Almighty says in the Quran that: “And behold! God will say, O Jesus the son of Mary! Did you say unto men, ‘ Worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of Allah?’ He will say, Glory to you. Never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, You would indeed have known it. You know what is in my heart, though I know not what is in Yours. For you know in full what hidden. “(Quran, Verse 5:116)

Lying with People:

The third and the last type of lying in based on human rights. In this type of lying, people deceived other people and neglecting human rights. There is a Hadith of Holy Prophet (PBUH) regarding this: “Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) as saying: Do you know who is poor? They (the companions of the Holy Prophet) said: A poor man amongst us is one who has neither dirham with him nor wealth. He (the Holy Prophet) said: The poor of my Ummah would be, he who would come on the day of Resurrection with Prayers and Fasts and Zakat. And (he would find himself bankrupt on that day as he would have exhausted his funds of virtues) since he hurled violations upon others, and brought slander against others, and illicitly consumed the wealth of others, and shed the blood of others, and beat others. His virtues would be attributed to the account of one (who suffered at his hand). And if his good deeds fall short to clear the account, then the sins (of one who suffered) would be entered in (the account of one who was guilty) and he would be thrown in the Hell-Fire.” [Muslim]

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