From Shirk is: Swearing an oath for other than Allaah


Chapter: From Shirk is: Swearing an oath for other than Allaah

And His statement:

يُوفُونَ بِٱلنَّذْرِ وَيَخَافُونَ يَوْمًا كَانَ شَرُّهُۥ مُسْتَطِيرًا

“They (are those who) fulfill (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose evil will be wide-spreading.” [Al-Insan: 7]

And His statement:

وَمَآ أَنفَقْتُم مِّن نَّفَقَةٍ أَوْ نَذَرْتُم مِّن نَّذْرٍ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَعْلَمُهُۥۗ وَمَا لِلظَّلِمِينَ مِنْ أَنصَارٍ

“And whatever you spend for spending’s or whatever vow you make, be sure Allaah knows it all. And for the Dhaalimeen (wrong-doers, etc.) there are no helpers.” [Al-Baqarah: 270]

وفي الصحيح عن عائشة رضي الله عنها: أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: من نذر أن يطيع الله فليطعه، ومن نذر أن يعصي الله فلا يعصه

And in the two Sahihs from Aa’ishah may Allaah be pleased with her: That the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ said: “Whoever swears an oath to obey Allaah then let him obey Him, and whoever swears an oath to disobey Allaah then let him not disobey Him.”

In it are Masaa’il (topics):

The First: The obligation of fulfilling oaths.

The Second: If it is established as being an act of worship for Allaah, then directing it to other than Him is Shirk.

The Third: That the oath of disobedience is not allowed to be fulfilled.

Benefited from: Shaykh, the Allamah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu Abdirrahman Yahya bin Ali Al-Hajuri – may Allah preserve him.


Translated by: Abū ‘Abdillāh ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi