Taking an oath on someone's life

Q: Please advise on the below and if we should believe in things like this:

Someone "swears on" another person's life when trying to explain that they're telling the truth.

Is this allowed, do we believe in things like this?

A: It is only permissible to take an oath on the name of Allah Ta’ala . Taking an oath on anything besides the name of Allah Ta’ala is not permissible. Hence, if one has taken an oath on besides the name of Allah Ta’ala , then the oath will not be valid and one will be sinful for taking such an oath. One should sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala and make a firm resolve that one will not repeat this sin in the future.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)