Swearing an oath by the Qur’ân {ISLAM}

Posted on July 24, 2017 · Posted in Blog, General, Personal

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Is it permissible to swear an oath by the Qur’ân or is this a sin or a form of polytheism?


In Islam, we are only allowed to swear an oath in Allah’s name. We make invoke any of Allah’s names and attributes when taking an oath. However, taking an oath in the name of anyone or anything or anyone else is indeed an act of polytheism. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever offers an oath should swear by Allah or remain silent.”

The Qur’ân is the word of Allah. It is not created. The speech of Allah is one of Allah’s eternal attributes. Therefore, it is permissible to take an oath by the Qur’ân if one intends by it Allah’s attribute.

However, if the person making the oath intends by it to swear by the physical pages of the book that are made of paper and ink, then this is not allowed, since the physical book is something created.

Please refer to: The Permanent Committee of Saudi Arabia for Fatwâ and Research (1/354).


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