The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ask an Alim

False Oaths for Protection


Can I swear a false oath if its to protect my friend who is otherwise in great danger?


Salaam Alaykum.

It is Haraam to take a false oath but for the sake of saving one’s life and
to protect a Momin, one can do that, however, if there is any other way
(e.g. Tauriyah) to avoid that, it must be exercised first then only this
option should be used.

With Salaams and Duas
Mirza Noorul Hasan