There are several behaviors and types of statements that people may put up with and not consider them as Kadhib, they are as follows:
1. Calling a child to take something while the caller has nothing to give. 'Abdullah bin 'Amr bin AI-'As (may Allah be pleased with him) said:
The Messenger of Allah came to our house while I was a young boy. I went out to play. My mother said, "O Abdullah! Come, so I may give you (something)." The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said, "What did you want to give him?" She said, "Dates." He (Peace be upon him) said, "If you were not going to do it, it would be written against you as a lie." (Reported by Abu Dawud and Ahmad)
So let fathers and mothers be aware of such wrongful behaviour. They may think that such lying will relieve them from the crying or the annoyance of their children, but this is not the case. We should raise our children based on the morals of Islam. We should instill in them the desire for truthfulness above all things. We shouldn't lie to them, for this provides them with a bad example and encourages them to become liars. Children retain experiences, memorize them and mimic them no matter how small or insignificant they may appear to us. This is exemplified by the fact that Abdulh bin 'Amr remembered and related the above-referenced Hadith about his mother from when he was a small boy.
2. Telling all that is heard. Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said:
"It is sufficient to make a person indulge in Kadhib (lie) when he tells all that he has heard." (Reported by Muslim and Abu Ddwud)
And in another narration from Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) about the Prophet (Peace be upon him):
"It is sufficient for a person to be a sinner when he tells all that he has heard." (Reported by Al-Hakim)
Sometimes people relate speeches without verification and say, "this is what I heard and I would not convey other than what I heard." But if what he has heard is slander or an accusation of a chaste person of adultery? Would that person then continue to convey such accusations? Who among us would like to see people talking about him with such an accusation?
3. Telling lies to make people laugh. Mu'awiyah bin Abu Sufyan (may Allah be pleased with him) said that Allah's Messenger (Peace be upon him) said:
"Woe to him who talks and lies to make people laugh. Woe to him. Woe to him." (Reported by At-Tirmidhi)
Unfortunately, many who practice such conduct become popular and wealthy. Such are the actors who claim that they introduce joy to the life of people. People watch these actors and actresses and accept what they see, claiming that it is a means of entertainment, joy and relief from the stress life. Such justification is presented because it agrees with their vain desires and capriciousness.
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