Is lying permissible

Question to Sheikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (hafidha-hullaah): Is lying permissible in calling to Allaah?  And is 'the goal justifies the means' a maslahah (benefit) from the masaalih (beneficial affairs) of the Sharee'ah? Answer: Lying is not permissible.  It is a major sin from the major sins.  It (lying) is not permissible except in three affairs which the prophet made [...]