(88) Chapter: Stern warning regarding lying
‘Abd Allah (b. Mas’ud) reported the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) as saying:
Avoid falsehood, for falsehood leads to wickedness, and wickedness leads to hell; and if a man continues to speak falsehood and makes falsehood his object, he will be recorded in Allah’s presence as a great liar. And adhere to truth, for truth leads to good deeds, and good deeds lead to paradise. If a man continues to speak the truth and makes truth his object, he will be recorded in Allah’s presence as eminently truthful.
Sunan Abi Dawud 4989