Taking a qasm on the Quraan

Q: If one makes a promise over the Quraan, would that count as a promise? If so, what are the consequences and kaffarah of breaking it? (I have heard that one could only make a promise over Allah and nothing else).


1. Yes. The qasam will be valid if one takes qasam on the Quraan as the Quraan is the word of Allah Ta'ala.

2. We are commanded to only take qasam on Allah Ta'ala or on any of His attributes. Hence, taking qasam on the Quraan (which is the word of Allah Ta'ala and His attribute) is permissible.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)