Is swearing by other than Allaah considered Shirk?

Question: What is the ruling on swearing by anyone or anything other than Allaah? Is it Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship) or not?

Answer: Swearing by anyone or anything other than Allaah, whether it is an angel, a prophet, a walee (pious person) or any other creature, is forbidden. It is reported on the authority of Ibn `Umar (may Allaah be pleased with them both) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) found… read more here.

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