Hadith on Lies: The believer may commit many sins but can never lie

December 18, 2016

Safwan ibn Sulaim reported: It was said to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, “Can the believer be a coward?” The Prophet said yes. It was said, “Can the believer be a miser?” The Prophet said yes. It was said, “Can the believer be a liar?” The Prophet said no.

Source: al-Muwaṭṭa 1862

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Abdul Barr

عَنْ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ سُلَيْمٍ أَنَّهُ قَالَ قِيلَ لِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَيَكُونُ الْمُؤْمِنُ جَبَانًا فَقَالَ نَعَمْ فَقِيلَ لَهُ أَيَكُونُ الْمُؤْمِنُ بَخِيلًا فَقَالَ نَعَمْ فَقِيلَ لَهُ أَيَكُونُ الْمُؤْمِنُ كَذَّابًا فَقَالَ لَا

1862 موطأ مالك كتاب الجامع باب ما يكره من الكلام والغيبة والتقى

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