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Speaking lies, a habit difficult to abandon

Question

Who is this statement attributed to?

كل خلة يرجى تركها يوما ما، إلا صاحب الكذب

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr Ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as the statement of Yunus ibn ‘Ubayd (rahimahullah), a Tabi’i.

(Dhammul Kadhib, Hadith: 64)

 

Translation

It is hoped that a person will someday abandon all [evil] habits except for a liar. [For this habit is difficult to abandon]

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar