al-Yameen al-Ghamoos - False Oaths
You must know not to give a false oath.
“And take not your oaths, to practise deception between yourselves, with the result that someone's foot may slip after it was firmly planted, and you may have to taste the evil (consequences) of having hindered (men) from the Path of Allah, and a Mighty Wrath descend on you.” al-Qur’an, Surah al-Nahl, 16: 94
The Prophet (saw) said,
“The Major sins are: al-Shirk in Allah and giving a false oath (al-Yameen al-Ghamoos) and disobeying the parents.” Saheeh al-Muslim
What does the term al-Yameen al-Ghamoos mean?
- False Oaths