White lies vs. Black lies


by
Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (hafithahuAllah)
Translation by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
Presented to you by Markaz Tawheed was-Sunnah in Durham, NC (http://mtws.posterous.com)

Question: The questioner asks O Shaykh; is there such thing as white lies and black lies?

Shaykh Fawzan: All lies are black, there are no white lies; all of them are black and they are not permissible. Except in the three situations mentioned by the Prophet, prayers and peace are upon him: Lying in order to make peace between people who have had a falling out; or the spouses lying to each other in an effort to mend the relationship; or lying in an effort to escape the oppressor, in order to escape from the oppressor. And this is called: Interpretation. Outside of this, lying is haraam; all of them. And lying is from the major sins and it is not permissible.

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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