A believer is not instilled with deception and lies

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Is this narration authentic?

المؤمن يطبع على الخلال كلها غير الخيانة، والكذب



Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as the statement of Sayyiduna Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 26117 and 30975)


Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) has graded the chain authentic.

(Footnotes on Musannaf, Hadith: 26117)



A Believer is instilled with a number of qualities except deception and lying.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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