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Masruq (rahimahullah) explains the sin for speaking lies

Question

What is the reference for this narration?

عن مسروق رحمه الله قال: ليس شيء أعظم عند الله من الكذب

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahullah) has recorded this statement of Masruq (rahimahullah).

(As Samt Wa Adabul Lisan, Hadith: 554. Also see: Ithafus Sadah Al Muttaqin, vol. 7 pg. 522)

 

Translation

There is no greater [sin] in the sight of Allah Ta’ala than speaking lies.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar