Swearing using hand gestures

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Does swearing using a hand gesture count as swearing?


A: Though in most cases it is not as evil and severe, but it is also evil and sinful.

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

عن أبي الدرداء أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال ما شيء أثقل من ميزان المؤمن يوم القيامة من خلق حسن وأن الله ليبغض الفاحش البذيء (جامع الترمذي # 2002)

Answered by:

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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