Swearing Falsely to Usurp Property

Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas’ud RA: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: He who swears an oath in which he tells a lie to take the property of a Muslim by unfair means, will meet Allah while He is angry with him.

Al-Ash’ath said: I swear by Allah, he said this about me. There was some land between me and a Jew, but he denied it to me; so I presented him to the Prophet (peace be upon him).

The Prophet (peace be upon him)asked me: Have you any evidence? I replied: No. He said to the Jew: Take an oath. I said: Messenger of Allah, now he will take an oath and take my property. So Allah, the Exalted, revealed the verse, “As for those who sell the faith they owe to Allah and their own plighted word for a small price, they shall have no portion in the hereafter.” (Dawoud – Book 21, Hadith 3237)


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