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Akhlaq >> Promise

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Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that Amirul Momineen (a.s.) said, “There is a punishment in Hell which horrifies everyone. Won’t you ask about that calamity?” It was asked: “O Amirul Momineen (a.s.) what calamity is it?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “They include a sinful scholar, a hypocrite reciter of Quran, a corrupt minister, false scholars and promise-breakers. There is a city named Hasiniya in Hell and won’t you inquire what is there in that city?” It was asked: “O Amirul Momineen (a.s.) what is there in it?” He replied, “It will contain the hands of those who break promises.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 319

العِدَةُ دَيْنٌ، وَيْلٌ لِمَنْ وَعَدَ ثُمَّ أخْلَفَ! وَيْلٌ لِمَنْ وَعَدَ ثُمَّ أخْلَفَ! وَيْلٌ لِمَنْ وَعَدَ ثُمَّ أخْلَفَ

A promise is a debt. Woe is him who breaks his promise! Woe is him who breaks his promise! Woe is him who breaks his promise!
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 119; Page No. 25

لَيْسَ الخُلْفُ أنْ يَعِدَ الرَّجُلُ وَفي نِيَّتِهِ أنْ يَفِي، وَلكِنَّ الخُلْفَ أنْ يَعِدَ الرَّجُلُ وَفي نِيَّتِهِ أنْ لا يَفِي.

Breaking promises is not giving a promise with the sincere intention to keep it; it is to give a promise and intend in heart not to stand by it.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 354; Page No. 55

لا تَحْلِفْ بِاللَّهِ كَاذِبَاً وَلا صَادِقَاً مِنْ غَيْرِ ضَرُورَةٍ وَلا تَجْعَلِ اللَّهَ عُرْضَةً لِيَمِينِكَ؛ فَاِنَّ اللَّهَ لا يَرْحَمُ وَلا يَرْعى مَنْ حَلَفَ بِاسْمِه كاذِبَاً.

Do not swear by God unnecessarily, being it true or false, and do not make God the means of your swearing, for He will neither be merciful nor attentive to the one who falsely swears by Him.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 507; Page No. 73

لا تَأْلُوا عَلى اللَّهِ فَاِنَّه مَنْ تألَّى عَلى اللَّهِ أَكْذَبَهُ اللَّهُ.

Do not swear by God, for if one does so, God will surely belie him.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 508; Page No. 73

A believer’s promise to his believing brother is a vow that has no expiation (It cannot be broken). But one who goes back on his word declares his opposition and enmity to Allah, and invokes the anger of Allah.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Twenty-First Greater Sin ,page 86; Wasaelush Shia

Breaking a promise causes the anger of Allah
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Twenty-First Greater Sin ,page 86; Nahjul Balagha

To keep your word to your believing brother is wajib like a vow, even though there is no expiation for going against it.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Twenty-First Greater Sin ,page 94

One who has belief in Allah and in last day (Qiyamat) must keep his word when he promises
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Twenty-First Greater Sin ,page 94; Usool-e-Kafi

Those who are just in their dealing, those who do not lie and those who fulfill their promises are from those who have perfect morals. And it is haraam to criticise them behind their back. Their being just (Aadil) is obvious. To maintain brotherly relations with them is wajib.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Twenty-First Greater Sin ,page 94; Usool-e-Kafi

There are three obligations in fulfillment of which Allah does not give concession to any: To behave well with the parents, whether they are righteous or sinners; to fulfill ones promise; whether to a righteous person or a sinner; and to deliver a trust (to its owner) whether he is righteous or a sinner
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Twenty-First Greater Sin ,page 94,95; Shaykh Sadooq: Khisaal

One must also fulfill that promise that he has made to his wife. For a Muslim is always careful of his promise except when it is for making a prohibited thing legal or prohibiting that which is permitted.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Twenty-First Greater Sin ,page 95; Tahzeeb

By Allah, Muawiya is not more cunning than I am but he deceives and commits evil deeds. Had I not been hateful of deceit I would have been the most cunning of all men. But (the fact is that) every deceit is a sin and every sin is disobedience (of Allah), and every deceitful person will have a banner by which he will be recognised on the Day of Judgment
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Twenty-First Greater Sin ,page 98; Nahjul Balagha Sermon 200

Surely fulfillment of pledge is the twin of truth. I do not know a better shield (against the assaults of sin) than it. One who realises the reality of return (to the next world) never betrays. We are in a period when most of the people regard betrayal as wisdom. In these days the ignorant call it excellence of cunning. What is the matter with them? Allah may destroy them. One who has been through thick and thin of life finds the excuses preventing him from orders and prohibitions of Allah, but he ignores them despite capability (to succumb to them and follows the command of Allah), while one who has no restraints of religion seizes the opportunity (and accepts the excuses for not following the commands of Allah).
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Twenty-First Greater Sin ,page 98; Nahjul Balagha Sermon 42