Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith - 8.668

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Narrated Abdullah

Allah's Apostle said, "If somebody is ordered (by the ruler or the judge) to take an oath, and he takes a false oath in order to grab the property of a Muslim, then he will incur Allah's Wrath when he will meet Him." And Allah revealed in its confirmation: "Verily! Those who purchase a small gain at the cost of Allah's covenants and their own oaths." (3.77) (The sub-narrator added:) Al-Ash'ath bin Qais entered, saying, "What did Abu 'Abdur-Rahman narrate to you?" They said, "So-and-so." Al-Ash'ath said, "This verse was revealed in my connection. I had a well on the land of my cousin (and we had a dispute about it). I reported him to Allah 's Apostle who said (to me), 'You should give evidence (i.e. witness), otherwise the oath of your opponent will render your claim invalid.' I said, 'Then he (my opponent) will take the oath, O Allah's Apostle.' " Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever is ordered (by the ruler or the judge) to give an oath, and he takes a false oath in order to grab the property of a Muslim, then he will incur Allah's Wrath when he meets Him on the Day of Resurrection."

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