Someone from Jordan sent the following questions to Hazrat Amirul Momineen, Khalifatul Masih Vaa:
- Is everything out of sight a jinn and can Iblis and angels also be jinn?
- Do Ahmadis believe in the existence of ‘ifrit?
- We have read that the Promised Mahdi will appear in the Latter Days, are we really living in the Latter Days?
- Can we take an oath in the name of Allah Almighty or the Holy Prophetsa or the Promised Messiahas?
Huzoor-e-Anwar, in his letter dated 10 February 2022, provided the following response to these queries:
“[…] As for the matter of taking an oath, one should not take oaths without a valid reason. If there is a need and the person taking the oath is on the side of truth, he can only take an oath by God Almighty. It is not permissible for a person to take an oath by another person. Hazrat Abu Hurairahra narrated that the Holy Prophetsa said:
لَا تَحْلِفُوا بِآبَائِكُمْ وَلَا بِأُمَّهَاتِكُمْ وَلَا بِالْأَنْدَادِ وَلَا تَحْلِفُوا إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ وَلَا تَحْلِفُوا بِاللَّهِ إِلَّا وَأَنْتُمْ صَادِقُونَ
“‘Do not swear by your fathers, or by your mothers, or by idols; and swear by Allah only if you are truthful.’ (Sunan Abi Dawud, Kitab al-imani wa n-nudhur)”