The Ahadeeth of Tawheed
Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah
Abbas Abu Yahya
33- Swearing by the Sifaat of Allaah
1168- “The person who was most severely trialed in the world will be brought forward from the people of Paradise. Allaah will say: immerse him deep into Paradise, so they will dip him into Paradise.
Then Allaah Azza wa Jal will ask: O son of Adam did you ever see any suffering or anything that you disliked?
He will answer: No, I swear by Your (Izzah) honour I never ever saw anything that I disliked.
Then the most blessed person in the world will be brought forward from the people of the Hell-fire. Allaah will say: dip him into Hell-fire.
Then Allaah will ask: O son of Adam did you ever see any good, or ever see anything pleasing to the eyes?
He will answer: No, I swear by Your (Izzah) honour I never ever saw any good, nor anything pleasing to the eyes.”
This hadeeth shows the permissibility of swearing by a Sifah (characteristic) from the Sifaat of Allaah Ta’ala, and from what al-Bayhaaqi mentioned in a chapter heading in ‘Sunaan al-kubra’ (10/41) ‘Chapter : What is mentioned regarding swearing by the Sifaat of Allaah Ta’ala like al-Izzah(Honour), al-Qudrah (Capability), al-Jalaal (Magnificence), al-Kubreeyah (Pride), al-Uthma (Greatness), al-Kalam (Speech) and as-Sama’ (Hearing) and those similar to it.’
Then he mentioned some Ahadeeth under this chapter, and he pointed to this hadeeth. He also used, for evidence, some narrations on the authority of Ibn Mas’ood and other than him. Then he mentioned: “this narration is evidence that swearing by the Qur’aan is considered taking an oath……’
Then he narrated with an authentic chain on the trustworthy Tabi’ee (successor) Amroo bin Dinaar who said; ‘I met people for 70 years saying: Allaah is the Creator, everything other than Him is created and the Qur’aan is the speech of Allaah Azza wa Jal.’