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Lying about a sin

Fatwaa ID: 1234

Asalāmu alaykum. Muftīyān ikrām, a person asked me, “question…lets say in general I don’t listen to music but here and there I struggle with listening to music for example…but I tell people that I don’t listen to music. Is that considered lying?”
Ajībū wa tujarū

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is reprehensible to expose one’s sins to others. A sin must be kept a secret between you and Allaah Ta’aala and sincere tawbah must be made. If someone asks if you engage in such and such sin, then you will be excused to say that you do not even if that is contrary to the reality. Such questions should not be asked in the first place.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

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