Monday, August 18, 2008

Swearing: what did the Quran says?

Surah 24: 53

Swear not; known obedience is better. Lo! Allah is aware of what ye do.

Surah 24: 22

And let not those who possess dignity and ease among you swear not to give to the near of kin and to the needy, and to fugitive for the cause of Allah.

Surah 24: 4

And those who accuse honourable women but bring not four witnesses, scourge them with eighty stripes and never afterward accept their testimony. They indeed are evil-doers.

Surah 24: 6-8

As for those who accuse their wives but have no witnesses except themselves; let the testimony of one of them be four testimonies, swearing by Allah that he is of thosen who speak the truth.

And yet a fifth, invoking the curse of Allah on him if he is of those who lie.

And it shall avert the punishment from her if she bear witness before Allah four times that the things he saith is indeed false.

Surah 24: 11

Lo! they who spread the slander are a gang among you. Unto every man of them will be paid that which he hath earned of the sin.

Surah 24: 13

Why did they not produce four witnesses? Since they produce not witnesses, they verily are liars in the sight of Allah.

Surah 24: 15

When ye welcomed it with your tongues, and uttered with your mouths that whereof ye had no knowledge, ye counted it a trifle. In the sight of Allah it is very great.

Surah 24: 64

Lo! verily unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heaven and the earth. He knoweth your condition. And He knoweth the Day when they are returned unto Him so that He may inform them of what they did. Allah is Knower of all things.

16 comments:

Omar said...

The "swearing" Saiful did was basically an outrageous act by a certified hypocrite that desecrated Islam. If he wanted to swear, he should have followed the islamic way of doing it by proceeding to court, instituting a case and letting the judge carry out the act. He came out clutching a Qur'ran and then swore, making Islam a joke and a petty thing. That's evil, un-Islamic and non-exsistent. That's why the Quran says it is hypocrites who always swear and hide their evil deeds behind oaths in order to manipulate people.

"They (hypocrites)have made their oaths a screen (for their misdeeds): thus they obstruct (men) from the Path of Allah: truly evil are their deeds." (Qur'an 63: 02)


Because of this, the Qur'an warns Muslims against buying the ploy of those who love to swear since it is a sign of the hypocrites and people who want to hide their evil behind God's name. The Quran makes it clear that it is the slanderers and hypocrites who are always inclined to swear. In this case, Muslims are reminded to reject these kind of people.

"Don't listen to the type of despicable men,- ready with oaths

Defamer, going about with slander

(Habitually) hindering (all) good, transgressing beyond bounds, deep in sin,

Ignoble, besides all that, base-born." (Quran Karim 68: 10-13)



Because of the nature of suspicios, dishonest people and hypocrites to hide behind oaths, the Quran reminds Muslims to ignore them, to ignore their nasty talk and put their trust in Allah WS.

"And don't incline to the disbelievers and the hypocrites. Disregard their noxious talk (and annoyances) and put your trust in Allah. Allah is sufficient as Trustee." (Qu'ran karim: 33: 48)

msiaman said...

If this guy was so bent on doing it on Anwar, he ought to have easily obtained 4 witnesses to the setup act. Now he would not have had problem producing the witnesses.

He appeared not shy to be labelled a gay and had no issue corrupting the whole nation and the world talking about sodomy. For that part, he is the biggest sinner in the country. Imagine parents and guardians having to answer innocent children when they read newspaper or watching the news. "What is sodomy?" from these kids.

We have done so much to censor all media contents, what happen to this Sodomy thingy? Is sodomy acceptable than other stuff such as porn etc. Sometimes the authorities are so bent to getting their so called enemy that they lost sight of the bigger issue. What of our young and society at large?

Anonymous said...

You actually cite Quran verses here? You really desperate, SM.

People wanna swear go ahead. People wanna fuck backside, go ahead. People wanna drive over 110kmh osso can.

End of the days, there are laws and ethical standards in this country. If one get caught then he has to bear the consequences,

No need to recite Quran. Everyone got head and brains.

at least i speak said...

i'm not a religious man.i still have a lot to learn.

but obtaining 4 witnesses is not easy.who wants to have sex while there are 4 other people watching every movements of you and your partner?

like rape case for instance.if a victim failed to obtain 4 witnesses to support her accusation,then the rapist can easily get away?.

if swearing by Quran is un-islamic then i'm sure from the very beginning the ulama that was at the swearing had declined to be there and became the witness of the swearing.

Anonymous said...

swearing by quran is nothing, it's just like people who swearing on a bible when they testify in court, everybody does that in court anyway.

but does it mean the judge believe everthing the people say when they swear in court?

if by swearing, people can slander, commit crimes and etc, then everyone would have done that already, no need for judge, court and police investigation, jury and etc.

Anonymous said...

swearing by quran is nothing, it's just like people who swearing on a bible when they testify in court, everybody does that in court anyway.

but does it mean the judge believe everthing the people say when they swear in court?

if by swearing, people can slander, commit crimes and etc, then everyone would have done that already, no need for judge, court and police investigation, jury and etc.

Anonymous said...

swearing by quran is nothing, it's just like people who swearing on a bible when they testify in court, everybody does that in court anyway.

but does it mean the judge believe everthing the people say when they swear in court?

if by swearing, people can slander, commit crimes and etc, then everyone would have done that already, no need for judge, court and police investigation, jury and etc.

Edi神 said...

I swear by the moon and star in the sky!

I swear by the...

I swear ...

DIUE!

Anonymous said...

Saiful challenged Anwar to swear. Will Saiful retract his allegations and police report after Anwar swears on the Quran?

That bodoh is mocking his own God and religion by asking Anwar to swear, because if both swear and nothing happens to them-does it mean that God doesn't care or he is powerless?

Anyway God is all-seeing and all powerful-so what's the point in swearing-it's only for public consumption. Only swear to tell the truth when asked, not swear to God that something happened or not.

Also its better to ask God for forgiveness than show your arrogrance by accusing someone in God's name in God's house.

Anonymous said...

this swearing thing is an insult to God Al-mighty.

what does it prove anyway, when 2 person swear the opposite thing?

wisdomthinker said...

Apparently, I wonder who is the initial party that urged saiful to oath? Owh, I get it..its the Opposition of course..

Now that he stepped up bravely to gave his oath, I wonder who denies his oath so swfitly with excuses? Owh, owh, I get it..its the Opposition again..

I wonder if saiful is as guilty as most of you thought he is, why did he dare enough to play with God's name? The oath sounds so extremely, if the accuser is saying false statement he and the whole generation will gladly be curse forever. Now, I wonder if most of you dare or have the guts to say like he did?

Those Nik Aziz, Hadi Awang and Anwar is full with excuses. Why don't they come up with their oath like Saiful did? Dare to play with God and be curse for the rest of your life? Come on, go ahead and try then..

Oh God, I wish all of you could think open and rationally..No offense to everyone, but this is how I feel.

Edi神 said...

what curse was he talking about?

Rm 10 billion a generation for the next seven generation?

That's a curse lotta people dream off!

Anonymous said...

Even Gus Dur & Abdullah doesn't see eye-to-eye & have different religious view in this swearing thing...

Guess each & everyone interpret their religious teaching only to serves & protect their self interest.

And they couldn't be bother if their actions bring more disrepute or damages to their own religion.

***an atheist

Anonymous said...

wisdomthinker is actually mathiaschang aka tdm's coffeebuy. pleeze lah-talk about rationality:so you admit saiful is playing with God-hope God sees the humour. as for you,stop hiding behind this ridiculous name!

Captain Imam said...

I guess by the statements made by the PM on Saiful's act of swearing on the Quran that Islam Hadhari encourages this act?

Maverick SM said...

Omar,

Thanks for the quotations.

msiaman,

I think he is objective. It must be lucrative.

at least i speak,

No where was there a need to have 4 witness for sodomy. The 4 witness is required if a man accused an honorable woman of adultery. Since Saiful swears by the Quran he was sodomized the only passage applicable on adultery and sexual crime is Surah An Nur 24:4-10


Edi,

You can swear at anything.

Wisdomthinker,

I wonder what is your religion and how is it that you would have preferred a person to do acts against the teaching of a particular Faith.

The Quran said Allah is all knowing and He knoweth everything. Unless you preferred to re-write the Quran to meet your proposition I can't envisage the virtuousness of your contention; unless, of course you prefer your own interpretation.

Think openly? I wonder whether you would?

Captain Imam,

No, I do not agree. PM is saying what he prefers.