Taking an oath on anyone besides Allah Ta’ala

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Q: I just came to know yesterday that taking a qasam of ghairullah (anyone besides Allah) is not allowed in Islam.

I don’t remember taking a qasam of ghairullah but I have a doubt that years ago I might have asked someone in texting to take a qasam of his mother and he refused to take it. I was ignorant about it. What should I do now?

Is asking someone to take qasam of his mother is also sin? although he refused to take it. 


A: Make tawba and inform the person who you told to take qasam on his mother’s name that this type of oath is not permissible and is not valid. If the person had taken such an oath, then he /she should also make tawba.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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