Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Swearing on the Muṣḥaf

A translation of this fatwa from Naseem al-Sham


I want to ask about going to court in order to testify when I am not pure (i.e. I am not praying) and the judge will ask me to swear on the muṣḥaf. What should I do in such a situation? Can I swear upon it without touching it and place my hand above it with my sincere intention, or what?

Answer: (Sheikh Muḥammad Tawfīq Ramaḍān)

Swearing an oath does not require placing one’s hand on the muṣḥaf, and placing the hand on the muṣḥaf has no foundation in the Revealed Law. Rather, it is a judicial procedure that some judges follow.


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