Lying and Giving False Witness are Major Sins – By Abu Khadeejah ‘Abdul Wāḥid

Abu Khadeejah ‘Abdul Wāḥid

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation—and may He extol the Messenger in the highest company of Angels, and grant him peace and security—likewise to his family, Companions, and true followers.

[05/07/2024] Lying and Giving False Witness are Major Sins – By Abu Khadeejah ‘Abdul Wāḥid حفظه الله. Khuṭbah at Masjid Salafi, Small Heath, Birmingham, UK.

Some points discussed during this Khuṭbah:

  • The prohibition of lying and the requirement to be truthful in every situation. 
  • The best of all witnesses. 
  • Heavy words from the Messenger ﷺ against those who prevent justice and knowingly lie. 
  • The types of people whose testimony is rejected. 
  • Cultivating ourselves upon speaking the truth in a society filled with lying, slandering and rumour-mongering. 
  • Staying away from that which does not concern us and coming to suppositions. 
  • The greatest of the major sins.
  • The reprehensibility of giving false witness. 
  • Protecting and defending the honour of the Muslims. 
  • Lying is a trait of the people of the Fire. 
  • Consequences of giving false witness.
  • The command to stand firm in justice even if it is against ourselves. 
  • The prohibition of spreading the concealed sins of the believers. 

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