Responding to Vulgarities

Shaykh Jamir Meah gives advice on how best to respond to vulgar language used by others in the workplace.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I come in to contact with people in my work place as I go about my work who, as a means of conversation swear for example when […]

Does Profanity Entail Shirk?

Ustadh Farid Dingle clears up a misunderstanding about profanity, swearing, oaths, and shirk. I’d like to ask about swearing (as in taking an oath). I used to have a habit of using English profanity a lot of times. I’m currently working on it, and Alhamdulillah, I’ve made progress. Instead of using vulgar words, I usually […]

Can One Swear an Oath on One’s Honor?

Shaykh Farid Dingle is asked about the permissibility of taking the Boy Scout’s oath or swearing to do something on one’s honor. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am writing to you because I need guidance on something. Bismillah. I have decided to become a den leader for my daughter’s Cub Scout […]

What Should I Do With Friends Who Swear and Backbite?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Asalamu’alaykum Wa rahmatullahi Wa barakatu What should I do with friends who swear and backbite? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. Good or bad influence The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “A person is on the religion of […]

The Ruling on Swearing

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 […]