Hadith on Oaths: Do not swear many oaths for your business

Abu Qatadah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Beware of swearing many oaths while trading. Verily, it helps trade but erases the blessing.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1607

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

Al-Nawawi said, “In this is the prohibition of swearing many oaths while trading, as it is disapproved to swear an oath without a need to do so.”

Source: Sharḥ al-Nawawī ‘alá Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1606

عَنْ أَبِي قَتَادَةَ الْأَنْصَارِيِّ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ إِيَّاكُمْ وَكَثْرَةَ الْحَلِفِ فِي الْبَيْعِ فَإِنَّهُ يُنَفِّقُ ثُمَّ يَمْحَقُ

1607 صحيح مسلم كتاب المساقاة باب النهي عن الحلف في البيع

قال النووي وَفِيهِ النَّهْيُ عَنْ كَثْرَةِ الْحَلِفِ فِي الْبَيْعِ فَإِنَّ الْحَلِفَ مِنْ غَيْرِ حَاجَةٍ مَكْرُوهٌ

1606 شرح النووي على مسلم