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According to Shaykh Aboo Zayd,

“There is a hadeeth narrated by Asmaa’ that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “He who fills himself with that which he is not given is as one who wears two garbs of falsehood”

[al-bukharee, Muslim, Aboo Dawood, an-Nasaee in his grand sunan and the Prophet (saw) in this hadeeth is making a similarity between this type of person who shows off qualities that he/she does not possess with the one who gives false testimony because, in effect, both of them give false testimony] (The Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge, pg. 28)

He further quotes

“and in the judicial book of the inspired speaker , the Commander of the Believers, Umar ibn al-Khattab said ‘…and whoever adorns himself with other than that which he possesses then Allah will disfigure him’ ” (pg. 29)


Zayd, Aboo. The Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge. (pg. 28-29). Retrieved from: Islamic Online University (IOU)

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