14. Three Occasions for Lying, Three Occasions Not to Tell the Truth, Three Occasions Not to Associate

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3-20 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن الحسين بن سعيد، عن أبي الحسين بن الحضرمي، عن موسى بن القاسم البجلي، عن جميل بن دراج، عن محمد بن سعيد، عن المحاربي، عن جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه، عن آبائه، عن علي عليهم السلام قال: قال النبي صلى الله عليه وآله: ثلاث يحسن فيهن الكذب: المكيدة في الحرب، وعدتك زوجتك، والاصلاح بين الناس. وثلاث يقبح فيهن الصدق: النميمة، وإخبارك الرجل عن أهله بما يكرهه. وتكذيبك الرجل عن الخبر. قال: وثلاثة مجالستهم تميت القلب: مجالسة الانذال والحديث مع النساء، ومجالسة الاغنياء

3-20 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Sa’ed ibn Abdullah quoted Ahmad ibn al-Hussein ibn Sa’id, on the authority of Abil-Hussein ibn al-Hazrami, on the authority of Jamil ibn Dur’raj, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Sa’id, on the authority of Al-Maharebi, on the authority of Ja’far ibn Muhammad (MGB) , on the authority of his father (MGB) , on the authority of his forefathers (MGB), on the authority of Ali (MGB) that the Prophet (MGB) said, “There are three situations in which it is good to lie: when plotting in a war, when promising to your wife, and when interceding between two people to improve their relationship. There are three situations in which it is bad to tell the truth: in gossiping, in informing a man about his wife, and when denying some (bad) news.” The Prophet (MGB) added, “Associating with three groups of people will spoil the heart: associating with mean people, talking with women and associating with rich people.”