Divine extracts regarding Swearing (Oath)

Swearing, in this sense, refers to making a solemn statement or promising to do something or affirming that something is the case in the name of Allah. Allah (SWT) talks about all swearing in his Holy book. Here’s what He says…

#1.The men on the heights will call to certain men, whom they will know from their marks, saying: “Of what profit to you were your hoards and your arrogant ways? (Surah Al-A‘raf, 48)

#2.”Behold! are these not the men whom you swore that Allah with His Mercy would never bless? Enter ye the Garden: no fear shall be on you, nor shall ye grieve.” (Surah Al-A‘raf, 49)

#3.If there had been immediate gain (in sight), and the journey easy, they would (all) without doubt have followed thee, but the distance was long, (and weighed) on them. They would indeed swear by Allah, “If we only could, we should certainly have come out with you”: They would destroy their own souls; for Allah doth know that they are certainly lying. (Surah At-Tawba, 42)

#4.For those who take an oath for abstention from their wives, a waiting for four months is ordained; if then they return, Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surah Al-Baqara, 226)

#5.How then, when they are seized by misfortune, because of the deeds which they hands have sent forth? Then their come to thee, swearing by Allah. “We meant no more than good-will and conciliation!” (Surah An-Nisa’, 62)

#6.And those who believe will say: “Are these the men who swore their strongest oaths by Allah that they were with you?” All that they do will be in vain, and they will fall into (nothing but) ruin. (Surah Al-Ma’ida, 53)

#7.O ye who believe! When death approaches any of you, (take) witnesses among yourselves when making bequests,- two just men of your own (brotherhood) or others from outside if ye are journeying through the earth, and the chance of death befalls you (thus).If ye doubt (their truth), detain them both after prayer, and let them both swear by Allah.”We wish not in this for any worldly gain, even though the (beneficiary) be our near relation: we shall hide not the evidence before Allah. If we do, then behold! The sin be upon us!” (Surah Al-Ma’ida, 106)

#8.But if it gets known that these two were guilty of the sin (of perjury), let two others stand forth in their places,- nearest in kin from among those who claim a lawful right: let them swear by Allah. “We affirm that our witness is truer than that of those two, and that we have not trespassed (beyond the truth): if we did, behold! The wrong be upon us!” (Surah Al-Ma’ida, 107)

#9.That is most suitable: that they may give the evidence in its true nature and shape, or else they would fear that other oaths would be taken after their oaths. But fear Allah, and listen (to His counsel): for Allah guideth not a rebellious people: (Surah Al-Ma’ida, 108)

#10.And he swore to them both, that he was their sincere adviser. (Surah Al-A‘raf, 21)

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