Message about oath
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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
As salaam Alaykum,i recently received a message that was forwarded to me by a friend who recieved it from another etc. i opened the message to read 'i make an oath with you people in front of Allah and i leave this as amanah with you until the day of judgement' it carries on to say that if you read this message you must send it to all your contacts. the message states that a sister has breast cancer and it it getting worse so she wants people to make dua that Allah gives her shafa (quick healing). the message states again that ' i have asked you in the name of Allah don't close this messsge before you have sent it to all your contacts because one day you will need dua and an oath (amanah) makes the mountains shakes'At first i did not understand why this sister is making people take oaths as i assumed it is like a chain message. however, as i read the message again i am unsure what to do. If there is a sister out there who is experiencing this then in sha Allah i will dua that Allah swt blesses her with strength to recover.... however...as i get messages like this quite often it does make me question whether it is true. as this message stated that the person made an oath in front of Allah i have been told that if an oath is made in front of Allah then it must be fulfilled. as i dont fully understand the message i recieved or the concept of oaths in islam can you please advise me of what i should do. should this be forwarded to others or is simply making dua for this sister considered to be enough?i will really appreciate a response jazak Allah
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Oath Taking on Allah's Name :
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3242 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
The Prophet (saws) said: ‘Do not swear by your fathers, or by your mothers, or by rivals to Allah; and swear by Allah only, and swear by Allah only when you are speaking the truth.’
Chain letters :
Allah Says in His Holy Quran Chapter 35 Surah Fatir verse 2:
2 What Allah out of His Mercy doth bestow on mankind there is none can withhold: what He doth withhold there is none can grant apart from Him: and He is the Exalted in Power Full of Wisdom.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 160:
If Allah helps you none can overcome you: if He forsakes you who is there after that that can help you? In Allah then let believers put their trust.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 51:
Say: "Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has decreed for us: He is our Protector"; and on Allah let the believers put their trust.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 17:
17 If Allah touch thee with affliction none can remove it but He; if He touch thee with happiness He hath power over all things.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 3:
And put your trust in Allah Alone; and enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.
Dear and Beloved Sister in Islam, the origin and distribution of such chain letters which claim to bring good to those who obey its contents and/or distribute them to others, or evil if they do not obey their command…. are absolutely and totally baseless, and have absolutely no relation to the happenings in one’s life. Everything, and I repeat everything that occurs in the heavens and the earth happens with the Permission and Will of the Lord Most Majestic; and the Will and Permission of the Lord Most Supreme does not depend on such self-invented baseless ‘chain’ letters of a supposed person !
To believe that the distribution or non-distribution of such chain letters or anything else can bring about good or evil in the ‘unseen’ would be a manifest form of ‘shirk’ in the Sight of Allah Subhanah; and the believers who sincerely believe in Allah and the Last Day must absolutely abstain from indulging in such absolute and utter belief of falsehoods, fears, threats, whims, and conjectures!
When one receives such ‘chain’ letters which claim to bring about good or evil, absolutely disregard and discard them; put your full trust and belief in none save your Lord Creator, and rest absolutely assured and contented in the solemn belief and knowledge that everything, absolutely everything is in the Control and Domain of none other than the One and Only Supreme Lord of the Universe.
Thus my Dear Sister in Islam , taking oath on Allah's Name is not a joke, and is very serious matter between Allah and the one who takes an oath , which must be fulfilled.
The message you forwarded us is a fantastic false story created on purpose in order to create confusion among Ummah and making their Iman weak. If it was a true story and serious request to make dua for Sister, it was free of this exaggeration and falsehood.
Did she receive any revelation from Allah swt that she will be responsible for all oaths taken on the Day of Judgment and causing the earth and mountains shake? Does she have any authority from Quran and Sunnah for being responsible for invoking curse on all Ummah for rejecting her false plead to forward to some people?
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 53 Surah Najam verses 38-39:
38 Namely that no bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another;
39 That man can have nothing but what he strives for;
In our humble opinion you must immediately discard this message and should not share with anyone.
We humbly request you to please visit www.gowister.com , and type 'oath' in the search field to read oath taking concept in Islam in detail.
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