Swearing by Allah

To confirm a statement, many resort to swearing by the name of Allah SWT or one of His attribute. This is a bad habit that should be resisted. The name of Allah should not be used so lightly, and to swear by it is very serious matter. Allah SWT in Surah Al-Nahl says “And do not take your oath to practice deception between yourselves, with the result that someone’s foot may slip after it was firmly planted”. Always remember the hadith of the Prophet Sallalaahu alaihi wa sallam reported by Bukhari and Muslim “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should say something good or remain silent.

{Allah’s Messenger (SAWS) said: “The best of people are those of my generation, then those who follow them, then those who follow them, after which there will come a people whose testimonies will precede their oaths and whose oaths will precede their testimonies. (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim)

This Hadith discourages frequent swearing. People rush hastily into swearing oaths and bearing witness before they are requested to do so, as if these matters are of little moment. This reduces respect for the name of Allah.}

1 Comment

  1. Rehan said,

    February 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Allhamdulilah , Now days its a habit of swearing by ALLAH swt name, most of us swear daily and even i have seen few peoples who swear by ALLAH and also Swear and take oath on Quran. Which is not a good habit. Thanks for sharing this article.
    Jazak Allah.


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