59. Punishment for the lie

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عنه، عن عمر بن عثمان الخزاز، عن محمد بن سالم الكندى، عمن حدثه، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام، قال: كان علي عليه السلام عندكم إذا صعد المنبر يقول: ينبغى للمسلم أن يجتنب مؤاخاة الكذاب فانه لا يهنئك معه عيش، ينقل حديثك و ينقل الاحاديث اليك، كلما فنيت أحدوثة مطها بأخرى، حتى أنه ليحدث بالصدق فما يصدق، فينقل الاحاديث من بعض الناس إلى بعض، يكسب بينهم العداوة وينبت الشحناء في الصدور. وفي رواية أبي بصير، قال: سمعت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام يقول: ان العبد ليكذب حتى يكتب من الكذابين، فإذا كذب قال الله عزوجل: " كذب وفجر. ".

1. From him, from Umar Bin Usmaan Al Khazaaz, from Muhammad Bin Saalim Al Kindy, from the one who narrated it, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws) having said: ‘Ali (asws) was among you when he (asws) ascended the Pulpit saying: ‘It befits the Muslim that he should keep aside from the fraternity of the liar, for he does not come you in order to make your life comfortable. He transmits our (asws) Ahadeeth to you. Every time a Hadeeth fades away (as people tend to forget it) he comes up with another, to the extent even if he narrated with the truth (or not), to the (extent that) he is not believed. So he transmits the Ahadeeth from some of the people to the others (our (asws) enemies), attaining enmity between them and growing hatred in the chests’. And in a report of Abu Baseer who said, ‘I heard Abu Abdullah (asws) saying: ‘The servant lies until he is Written to be from the liars. So when he lies (again), Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic Says: “He has lied and transgressed”.

عنه، عن معمر بن خلاد، عن أبي الحسن الرضا عليه السلام، قال: سئل رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله يكون المؤمن جبانا؟ - قال: نعم، قيل: ويكون بخيلا؟ - قال: نعم، قيل: ويكون كذابا؟ - قال: لا. وفي رواية الاصبغ بن نباتة قال: قال علي عليه السلام: لا يجد عبد حقيقة الايمان حتى يدع الكذب جده وهزله. وفي رواية الفضيل بن يسار، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام، قال: أول من يكذب الكاذب، الله عزوجل، ثم الملكان اللذان معه، ثم هو، يعلم أنه كاذب.

2. From him, from Moamar Bin Khalad, (It has been narrated) from Abu Al-Hassan (asws) Al-Reza (asws) having said: ‘Rasool-Allah (saww) was asked, ‘Does the Believer become a coward?’ He (saww) said: ‘Yes’. It was said, ‘And he becomes stingy?’ He (saww) said: ‘Yes’. It was said, ‘And he becomes a liar?’ He (saww) said: ‘No!’ And in a report of Al Asbagh Bin Nabata who said, ‘Ali (asws) said: ‘A servant does not find the reality of the ‘Eman’ (faith) until he leaves the lies, his taking chances, and his playfulness’. And in a report of Al Fazeyl Bin Yasaar, from Abu Ja’far (a.s.) having said: ‘The first one whom the liar belied was Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic, then the two Angels who are with him (Allocated to him), then he (himself), he know that he is a liar’.