Islamic concepts

Liʿān لعان‎ —

oath of condemnation

sworn allegation of adultery committed by one’s spouse

- legal judgement separating a wife from her husband in Islam - a judgement for divorcing a husband and a wife in Islam

68. liʿān? individual caught spouse in adultery, normally need 4 witnesses; substitute 4 witnesses. go to court swear 4 times on name of allah that he is truthful in allegation. 5th time has to declare allah’s curse upon me if liar. judge turns to woman and her defence. to repel, she must do same process swearing oath saying he’s a liar 4 times, 5th time may allah anger be upon me. “oath of condemnation”