Until One Expels the Other

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Guard over your being truthful at every time and place and beware of lying, even over a slight matter–one who gets used to lying will feel uneasy about [saying] the truth, and [saying it] will become difficult for him.

Mālik ibn Dīnār, may Allāh have mercy on him, said: “Honesty and Dishonesty fight each other in [people’s] hearts until one of them expels the other.”

Ibn Abī Al-Dunyā. Al-Ṣamt, p. 512.

Source: @m_g_alomari. 13 Nov 21. 15:02 GMT+3.