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Please could you state with references and the Hukm of Sharee`ah on a person who believes that Allah Subhanahu can tell lies

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In the name of Allah the most Beneficent and Merciful

Imkaan-e-Kizb literally means `the possibility of telling a lie`. For a person to have such a belief for Allah the Majestic is no doubt absolute Kufr. Even the thought of Allah having that power is also Kufr. All of Allah`s attributes are necessary and are unique and full of praise. To have any faults in Allah Subhanahu Ta`ala is impossible.

Allah says in the Quran

“Wa Man Asdaqu Minallahi Queela”

And whose word is truer than the word of Allah in discourse? (Al Quran 4:122)

Imam Fakhruddin Razi Rahihumullah states

“It is not permissible for any believer to think about the ability to lie for Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta`ala, In fact this type of thought would extract the person as a believer (Make him a Kafir). [Tafseer-e-Kabir Vol 5 P179 Printed Egypt].

For Allah to state the truth is a necessity and an attribute of Allah. To lie would be a fault of Allah and this is impossible for Allah as he is free from all faults. (Tafseer -e- Kabir p137 Vol 4)

In Fatawa -a Alamgiri it is stated

“If someone states something with regards to Allah which is against His Majestic status or referred His self towards dependency or fault then that person is an infidel” [Fatawa-e- Alamgiri p257 vol2)

The following books also state the above, Tafseer-e-Khazin, Tanweerul Absar, Sharah Fiqh Akbar, Imam Rabbani Maktoobat etc.

In fact not one single recognised scholar has ever said that Allah has the power or can lie. This is a degrading and ridiculous statement that no believer can ever contemplate.

May Allah guide us from such wicked and corrupt beliefs and protect our Imaan and the Iman of our future Progeny.

Of course Allah knows best

[Answer provided by: Muhammad Salim Ghisa]