Q: In our country,
people are used to swearing by
Al-Bukhari's Book of Hadith.
If a person loses hope in taking their right from their Muslim brothers, they make them swear by
not the Qur'an. If they swear by the Qur'an, they might lie with a clear conscience. However, if asked to swear by
Book of Hadith, they cannot lie. What is the ruling on those who swear by
and refuse to swear by the Qur'an?
Swearing, whether by the Qur'an or by
Al-Bukhari's Book of Hadith is groundless in Shari`ah (Islamic law); it is done only by ignorant people. This habit should be stopped, and replaced with swearing by Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He), not by the Qur'an, nor by
Al-Bukhari's Book of Hadith or anything else.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.