Baseless messages

Q: I recieved the following text message, is it compulsory  for me to forward the message to others in my contact list, because he has taken a oath, what does  shariah say regarding such a message?

A message from a brother in Deen; (Name was mentioned here) from London (England).

Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.

My dear brothers & sisters, I make an oath with you in front of Allah (swt) and I leave this as an amaanah with you until the Day of Judgement. If you opened this message (& read it) I ask you to please send to all your contacts. I ask you to please make dua for a good friend of mine (Name was mentioned here) that Allah (swt) gives him shifaa’a. He is a young man who has a very aggressive form of brain cancer, the hospital sent him home and informed him and his family that the cancer is not responding to the chemotherapy. I therefore ask you in the name of Allah (swt) not to close this message before you have sent it to at the very least half of your contacts, because one day you too will need dua and an oath (amanah) makes the mountains shake. Please do dua as Allah will hear someone somewhere. Wherever you are.


A: All these things are baseless, do not pay attention to it.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)