What is the ruling on telling a white lie? The Grand Ayatollah Safi’s answer

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SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Safi answered a question about white lie.

Question: What is the ruling on telling a white lie?

The Grand Ayatollah Safi: White lie as is prevalent among the people and in fact it is a lie for gaining benefit; it is Haram. The cases where lies are permitted in Islam are specified, as the most important of them are examples such as protecting the life of a believer or to resolve dispute between two Muslims.

Source: PERSIAN SHAFAQNA

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