The Ruling on Swearing

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: I was wondering, what is the ruling on swearing (cursing and using bad words).


Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

Swearing is impermissible. [Khadimi, al-Bariqa al-Mahmudiyya]

This is understood from numerous hadiths from the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace).

The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, ‘The believer is not given to reviling, cursing, obscenity, or vulgarity.’ [Tirmidhi]

He (Allah bless him and give him peace) also said, “A believer is not a defamer, a curser, coarse, or obscene.” [Ahmad]

And Allah knows best.


Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani