318 - باب كراهة الحلف في البيع وإن كان صادقا
Abomination of Swearing in Transaction
1720 - عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم يقول : [ الحلف منفقة للسلعة ممحقة للكسب ] متفق عليه
1720. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying, "Swearing produces a ready sale for a commodity, but blots out the blessing.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Commentary: What is meant here is that if a person takes an oath while offering a merchandise, he may succeed in selling a large quantity of it, but this is not a fair means of business because it increases the sale but robs the business of its blessings. Therefore, even if a person is perfectly right in his statement in respect of his merchandise, he should not take an oath to influence his customers.
1721 - وعن أبي قتادة رضي الله عنه أنه سمع رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم يقول : [ إياكم وكثرة الحلف في البيع فإنه ينفق ثم يمحق ] رواه مسلم
1721. Abu Qatadah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying, "Beware of excessive swearing in sale, because it may promote trade but this practice will eliminate the blessing.''
Commentary: This Hadith also mentions the same thing which has been stated in the preceding Hadith. It has food for thought that when oath robs the deal of its blessing, even if one's oath is perfectly true, how great a sin those commit who take false oaths to sell their goods! May Allah save us from committing this sin.
319 - باب كراهة أن يسأل الإنسان بوجه الله عز و جل غير الجنة وكراهة منع من سأل بالله تعالى وتشفع به
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