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Lying to conceal one’s good deeds

Fatwaa ID: 870

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Can one lie to conceal their good deeds?

Jazakumullahu khayran

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

Lying is haraam. A person is only excused to lie in dire situations. There is no need to lie to conceal one’s good deeds. If others come to know of it, then one should intend thereby encouragement of the others. At the same time, one should remind himself that he does not know whether his good deeds are being accepted or not. Hence, there is no reason to feel boastful. In the enquired situation, one will be permitted however to play with his words without lying.

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

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