Allah the Polytheist
Swearing an Oath
When someone makes an oath, they swear by something considered greater or more worthy than themselves. We find this in the Hebrew Bible, where the Judeo-Christian deity swears by himself, due to the lack of anyone or anything greater than, what the writers considered, the creator of the universe. We also find this in everyday life, when someone swears on their parents or children's lives, or someone swears on their respective holy books to speak the truth in a court of law.
The following are verses from the Qur'an, where we find Allah swearing oaths.
From the above verses, we see that Allah does not swear by himself. Instead, Allah implies that the stars, the moon, the 'brilliance' of the sun, and a man-made city are greater than Allah - the very things he is supposed to have created. He even swears by such menial things as fruits.
The following are various ahadith on swearing oaths.
From the above, we see Muhammad warning Muslims that they are not to swear by their parents, the Ka'aba, not even by their faith, but by Allah and Allah alone.
Muhammad said that he who swears by anyone but Allah is a polytheist. Yet, in the Qur'an we find Allah did not swear by himself – instead he did as a polytheist apparently would. According to Muhammad, the final Messenger himself, Allah is a kafir polytheist. And we all know how Islam views polytheism.
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