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The Sharia of Muhammad in the KORAN

Conduct 11 - Oaths (aymaan)

Sura al-Baqara 2:43 (Shaf) - Salat (Liturgical Prayers)
Sura al-Baqara 2:43 (Malik+Shaf) - Zakat (Religious Taxes)
Sura al-Baqara 2:43 (Shaf) - Ayman (Oaths)

2:43 observe the stated times of prayer, and pay your legal alms, and bow down yourselves with those who bow down.

Sura al-Baqara 2:224 (Hanf+Malik+Shaf) - Jihad (Holy War)
Sura al-Baqara 2:224 (Shaf) - Talaq (Divorce)
Sura al-Baqara 2:224 (Hanf+Malik+Shaf+Hanb) - Ayman (Oaths)

2:224 Make not God the object of your oaths, that ye will deal justly, and be devout, and make peace among men; for God is he who heareth and knoweth.

Sura al-Baqara 2:225 (Shaf) - Talaq (Divorce)
Sura al-Baqara 2:225 (Hanf+Malik+Shaf+Hanb) - Ayman (Oaths)

2:225 God will not punish you for an inconsiderate word in your oaths; but he will punish you for that which your hearts have assented unto: God is merciful and gracious.

Sura al-Nisa' 4:33 (Hanf+Malik+Shaf) - Mirath (Inheritance)
Sura al-Nisa' 4:33 (Hanf+Malik+Shaf+Hanb) - Ayman (Oaths)
Sura al-Nisa' 4:33 - Qatl (Murder)

4:33 We have appointed unto every one kindred, to [inherit part] of what their parents and relations shall leave [at their deaths]. And unto those with whom your right hands have made an alliance, give their part [of the inheritance]; for God is witness of all [things].

Sura al-Ma'ida 5:89 (Malik+Shaf+Hanb) - Sawm (Fasting)
Sura al-Ma'ida 5:89 (Hanf) - Hajj (Pilgrimage)
Sura al-Ma'ida 5:89 (Hanb) - Nikah (Marriage)
Sura al-Ma'ida 5:89 (Hanf+Shaf+Hanb) - Ayman (Oaths)

5:89 God will not punish you for an inconsiderate word in your oaths; but he will punish you for what ye solemnly swear [with deliberation]. And the expiation of such [an inconsiderate oath shall be] the feeding of ten poor men with such moderate [food as] ye feed, your own families withal; or to cloath them; or to free the neck of [a true believer from captivity]: But he who shall not find [wherewith to perform one of these three things], shall fast three days. This is the expiation of your oaths, when ye swear [inadvertently]. Therefore keep your oaths. Thus God declareth unto you his signs, that ye may give thanks.

Sura al-Ma'ida 5:108 (Hanf+Shaf+Hanb) - Shahada (Confession)
Sura al-Ma'ida 5:108 (Hanf+Shaf) - Ayman (Oaths)

5:108 This will be easier, that [men] may give testimony according to the plain intention thereof, or fear least a [different] oath be given, after their oath. Therefore fear God, and hearken; for God directeth not the unjust people.

Sura al-Tawba 9:12 (Hanf+Malik+Shaf) - Jihad (Holy War)
Sura al-Tawba 9:12 (Malik) - Ayman (Oaths)
Sura al-Tawba 9:12 (Hanb) - 'Uqud (Contracts)

9:12 But if they violate their oaths, after their league, and revile your religion, oppose the leaders of infidelity, - for there is no trust in them, - that they may desist [from their treachery].

Sura al-Tawba 9:75 (Shaf) - Zakat (Religious Taxes)
Sura al-Tawba 9:75 (Malik) - Ayman (Oaths)

9:75 There are some of them who made a covenant with God, [saying], verily if he give us of his abundance, we will give alms, and become righteous people.

Sura al-Nahl 16:91 (Hanb) - Yatama (Orphans)
Sura al-Nahl 16:91 (Hanf+Malik+Shaf+Hanb) - Ayman (Oaths)
Sura al-Nahl 16:91 (Hanf+Malik+Shaf+Hanb) - 'Uqud (Contracts)

16:91 Perform [your] covenant with God, when ye enter into covenant [with him]; and violate not [your] oaths, after the ratification thereof; since ye have made God a witness over you. Verily God knoweth that which ye do.

Sura al-Nahl 16:92 - Ayman (Oaths)

16:92 And be not like unto her who undoeth that which she hath spun, untwisting it after she hath twisted it strongly; taking your oaths between you deceitfully, because one party is more numerous than [another] party. Verily God only tempteth you therein; and he will make that manifest unto you, on the day of resurrection, concerning which ye now disagree.

Sura al-Nahl 16:94 - Ayman (Oaths)

16:94 Therefore take not your oaths between you deceitfully, lest [your] foot slip, after it hath been stedfastly fixed, and ye taste evil [in this life], for that ye have turned aside from the way of God; and ye [suffer] a grievous punishment [in the life to come].

Sura al-Mujadala 58:3 (Hanf+Hanb) - Nikah (Marriage)
Sura al-Mujadala 58:3 (Malik+Hanb) - Talaq (Divorce)
Sura al-Mujadala 58:3 (Hanb) - Ayman (Oaths)

58:3 Those who divorce their wives by declaring that they will for the future regard them as their mothers, and afterwards would repair what they have said, [shall be obliged] to free a captive, before they touch one another. This [is] what ye are warned [to perform]: And God [is] well apprized of that which ye do.

Sura al-Tahrim 66:2 (Hanf+Malik+Hanb) - Ayman (Oaths)

66:2 God hath allowed you the dissolution of your oaths: And God [is] your master; and he [is] knowing [and] wise.


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