The Liar

The liar-الكاذِبُ والكذّابُ

  1. The [one who is known to be a] incessant liar is suspected in his speech, even if his proof is strong and his tone is truthful.

1ـ اَلكَذَّابُ مُتَّهَمٌ في قَوْلِهِ، وإنْ قَوِيَتْ حُجَّتُهُ،

وصَدَقَتْ لَهْجَتُهُ.

  1. The incessant liar and the dead are similar, for indeed (or because) the merit of the living over the dead is the ability to rely on him, so if his words are not reliable then [it is as if] his life is nullified.

2ـ اَلكَذّابُ والمَيِّتُ سَواءٌ، فَإنَّ (لأنَّ) فَضيلَةَ الحَيِّ عَلَى

المَيِّتِ اَلثِّقَةُ بِهِ، فَإذا لَمْ يُوثَقْ بِكَلامِهِ بَطَلَتْ حَياتُهُ.

  1. The furthest of all people from goodness is the incessant liar and the brazen-faced.

3ـ أبْعَدُ النّاسِ مِنَ الصَّلاحِ اَلكَذُوبُ وذُوالوَجْهِ الوَقاحِ.

  1. The liar is disgraced and humiliated.

4ـ اَلكاذِبُ مُهانٌ ذَليلٌ.

  1. A liar is at the brink of an abyss [of ruin] and disgrace.

5ـ اَلْكاذِبُ عَلى شَفا مَهْواة ومَهانَة.

  1. Your knowing that you are a liar suffices as a rebuke for lying.

6ـ كَفاكَ مُوَبِّخاً عَلَى الكِذْبِ عِلْمُكَ بِأنَّكَ كاذِبٌ.

  1. There is no trustworthiness in an incessant liar and there is no safeguarding [from sin] in the morally corrupt.

7ـ لَيْسَ لِكَذُوب أمانَةٌ ولا لِفَجُور صِيانَةٌ.

  1. One who lies corrupts his magnanimity.

8ـ مَنْ كَذَبَ أفْسَدَ مُرُوَّتَهُ.

  1. One who lies excessively is not believed.

9ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ كِذْبُهُ لَمْ يُصَدَّقْ.

  1. One who is known for lying, [even] his truth will not be accepted.

10ـ مَنْ عُرِفَ بِالكِذْبِ لَمْ يُقْبَلْ صِدْقُهُ.

  1. One whose lying increases, his prestige decreases.

11ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ كِذْبُهُ قَلَّ بَهاؤُهُ.

  1. One who is known for lying, the trust [of others] in him decreases.

12ـ مَنْ عُرِفَ بِالكِذْبِ قَلَّتِ الثِّقَةُ بِهِ.

  1. One who eschews lying, his words are accepted as true.

13ـ مَن تَجَنَّبَ الكِذْبَ صُدِّقَتْ أقْوالُهُ.

  1. From the disgrace of the incessant liar is his readiness to swear [that he is truthful] for one who does not [even] ask him to swear.

14ـ مِنْ مَهانَةِ الكَذّابِ جُودُهُ بِاليَمينِ لِغَيْرِ مُسْتَحْلِف.

  1. The habitual liar has no shame.

15ـ لاحَياءَ لِكَذّاب.

  1. There is no good in the words of liars.

16ـ لاخَيْرَ في قَوْلِ الأفّاكينَ.

  1. There is no good in the knowledge of habitual liars.

17ـ لاخَيْرَ في عِلْمِ الكَذّابينَ.

  1. There is neither any good in those who are habitual liars nor is there any good in dishonest scholars.

18ـ لاخَيْرَ فِي الكَذّابينَ، ولافِي العُلَماءِ الأفّاكينَ.

  1. The liar earns three things by his lies: the wrath of Allah upon him, scorn of the people and hatred of the angels.

19ـ يَكْتَسِبُ الكاذِبُ بِكِذْبِهِ ثَلاثاً: سَخَطَ اللّهِ عَلَيْهِ

واسْتِهانَةَ النّاسِ بِهِ ومَقْتَ المَلائِكَةِ لَهُ.