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In the book Al Kafi there is a tradition, which says that a wife of Imam Sajjad (a.s.) had some connection with the tribe of Bani Hanifa. A Shia of Imam (a.s.) informed him that this wife of his bore enmity to Amirul Momineen (a.s.). After investigating the matter Imam (a.s.) divorced her. She had already received the Meher amount (Dower), but she filed a claim for it against Imam (a.s.) in the court of the ruler of Madinah. She demanded four hundred Dirhams as Meher from him. The ruler of Madinah told Imam Sajjad (a.s.), “Either you swear that you have already paid her or you pay the amount of Meher (now).” Hazrat Syed-e-Sajjad (a.s.) did not swear, but ordered his son Hazrat Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) to pay four hundred Dirhams to the woman. Hazrat Baqir (a.s.) said, “May I be sacrificed for you! Are you not on the right?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Why not? But I consider Allah to be much more honourable than this matter, that I swear by His name for some petty worldly property.”
Imām `Alī ibn Husayn (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Eighteenth Greater Sin ,page 55; Al Kafi

Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) speaks after taking the oath: “By Allah! Allah does not delay in forgiving, Though you may be lazy in seeking it.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Eighteenth Greater Sin ,page 55; Masaalik

By Allah! If people knew what I know then very few would have laughed and many more would have wept.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Eighteenth Greater Sin ,page 55; Masaalik

A person wrote a letter to Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) and asked about something which was being wrongly attributed to him (Imam a.s). Imam Baqir (a.s.) wrote the following reply, “By Allah! What is being attributed is not correct. But under no circumstance do I like to say “By Allah” to disprove it. Yet I regret that such a thing is being said when it really isn’t so.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Eighteenth Greater Sin ,page 55; Mustadrakul Wasael

Do not swear by the name of Allah, whether you are speaking the truth or lying.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Eighteenth Greater Sin ,page 56; Furu Al Kafi

One who swears falsely by Allah for a lie has disbelieved, and one who swear by Allah for truth has sinned, because Allah says: “Do not use Allah for (taking of) your oaths.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Eighteenth Greater Sin ,page 56; Furu Al Kafi

The book Furu Al Kafi also contains the following report from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.): “The apostles of Hazrat Isa (a.s.) came to him and said, “O the teacher of good, give us some advice.” He (a.s.) said, “Certainly, Musa, the Prophet of Allah commanded you not to swear falsely by Allah. And I order you not to swear falsely and (nor) truly.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Eighteenth Greater Sin ,page 57; Furu Al Kafi

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) heard a person taking such an oath. He (s.a.w.s.) said, “Woe be unto you, if you leave the religion of Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) then which religion would you follow?” The narrator says that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) did not speak to this man till the end of his life.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Eighteenth Greater Sin ,page 58; Al Kafi

O Yunus! Do not speak about dissociating from us in an oath. One who takes oath from it, whether for a true thing or a falsehood, he really becomes dissociated from us
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Eighteenth Greater Sin ,page 58; Al Kafi

The same decree is proved from a letter of Imam Hasan al-Askari (a.s.), which is quoted in the book Masaalik. Imam (a.s.) says, “He shall feed ten poor people with a ‘Madd’ (approximately ¾ of a kilo) of food and seek forgiveness from Allah.”
Imām Hasan al-‘Askarī (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Eighteenth Greater Sin ,page 58

If one takes a vow to refrain from a beneficial act he must perform it (and disregard the vow). There is no kaffarah for breaking such a vow. It is only a satanic instigation.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Eighteenth Greater Sin ,page 62; Al Kafi

Have you not heard the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) say that whenever you find that you have vowed against doing something that is better to be done, you must ignore your vow?
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Eighteenth Greater Sin ,page 62; Al-Kafi