Hadith on Lies: Beware of small acts of dishonesty

Asma’ bint Yazid reported: Food was brought to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and it was presented before us. We said, “We do not have an appetite for it.” The Prophet said, “Do not combine hunger with lies.”

Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 3298

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani

Al-Tibi said, “It means you refused the food with your saying we have no appetite for it, but you were actually hungry. It is a combination between hunger and dishonesty.”

Source: Mirqāt al-Mafātīḥ 4256

عَنْ أَسْمَاءَ بِنْتِ يَزِيدَ قَالَتْ أُتِيَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِطَعَامٍ فَعَرَضَ عَلَيْنَا فَقُلْنَا لَا نَشْتَهِيهِ فَقَالَ لَا تَجْمَعْنَ جُوعًا وَكَذِبًا

3298 سنن ابن ماجه كتاب الأطعمة باب عرض الطعام

2683 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث حسن في صحيح ابن ماجه

قَالَ الطِّيبِيُّ يَعْنِي إِبَاؤُكُنَّ عَنِ الطَّعَامِ بِقَوْلِكُنَّ لَا نَشْتَهِيهِ وَأَنْتُنَّ جَائِعَاتٌ جَمْعٌ بَيْنَ الْجُوعِ وَالْكَذِبِ

4256 مرقاة المفاتيح