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It was narrated from Abu Qatadah Al-Ansari that he heard the Messenger of Allah say:

"Beware of taking oaths a great deal when selling, for it may help you to make a sale but it destroys the blessing."

Traders in the markets and other places continued to swear in order to promote their goods, and to tempt people to buy the items at high prices, motivated by the greed.

They use the various tricks, and they do not care about the sins they commit which are the cause of their loss in this world and the Hereafter.

One of the major sins they commit: is swearing by Allah the Almighty, which is forbidden except in case of necessity. As in the case when one is accused of committing a crime or taking money from so and so and then the ruler orders him to swear by Allah, or that he sees that he will not be saved from this accusation except with swearing that he is innocent.

Since swearing by Allah happens frequently during the trade from both the sellers and buyers deliberately or unintentionally, the Prophet – may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - forbade it, and warned of its bad consequences. He clarified that swearing annuls the blessing so that the profit will not be beneficial, and the loss is closer to the one who swears than the lace of his shoe. Then surely he will be depressed.

It is one of the fundamentals of the successful trade: the permanent honesty with Allah and with people, so that the trader does not cheat or promote his goods through the twisted ways and tricks.

Honesty is like the spirit of the body, there is no truthfulness without honesty.

Trade - as we know - is a double-edged sword, the seller will win in this world and in the Hereafter if he is truthful and fair as much as possible in his trade. Otherwise, he will be of the losers if he cheated, concealed the defects and used to swear by Allah regardless of the reason.

Please be informed - my brother - that trade is of two types: trading with Allah, and trading with people, you should not be preoccupied with the second and forget the first one, but be of those who are not distracted by the demands of the world to the extent that they forgot the Hereafter.

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