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18 June 2019 CE | 15 Shawwal 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation

The Dipping

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The biggest sins are: To join others in worship with Allah; to be undutiful to one’s parents; to kill somebody unlawfully; and to take an Al-Ghamus oath.” [Sahih Bukhari]

Look at the things which have been put together as the biggest sins: shirk, neglecting parents, murder, and lying through oaths. An al-Ghamus oath is the false oath taken intentionally with which one intends to mislead people. Such an oath cannot be expiated, and the one who takes it will be dipped into Hell-Fire. Hence comes the term “Al-Ghamus,” meaning, “the dipping.”

Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) says: “And make not your oaths a means of deception amongst yourselves, lest a foot may slip after being firmly planted.” [The Quran 16:94]

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