Holding the Qur’an and taking a false oath


  1. A person who has two wife’s and at present is living with the fist wife, the second wife made the husband touch the Qur’an and made him say I am your only wife and the first wife isn’t my wife she (fist wife) is my sister. The husband said this to make her (second wife) happy and when saying this he had the intention that the first wife is also his wife, what is the Shariah ruling for all this?
  2. Will the second wife  be sinful for making the husband say the above touching the Qur’an?
  3. Will the husband be sinful for touching the Qur’an and saying the above?
  4. By doing the above does it effect the Nikaah in any way?


A: The husband and wife both will be sinful.  It will not affect the nikaah. However he will have to discharge the kaffara for breaking his oath.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

لَا يُؤَاخِذُكُمُ اللَّـهُ بِاللَّغْوِ فِي أَيْمَانِكُمْ وَلَـكِن يُؤَاخِذُكُم بِمَا عَقَّدتُّمُ الْأَيْمَانَ فَكَفَّارَتُهُ إِطْعَامُ عَشَرَةِ مَسَاكِينَ مِنْ أَوْسَطِ مَا تُطْعِمُونَ أَهْلِيكُمْ أَوْ كِسْوَتُهُمْ أَوْ تَحْرِيرُ رَقَبَةٍ فَمَن لَّمْ يَجِدْ فَصِيَامُ ثَلَاثَةِ أَيَّامٍ ذَلِكَ كَفَّارَةُ أَيْمَانِكُمْ إِذَا حَلَفْتُمْ وَاحْفَظُواأَيْمَانَكُمْ كَذَلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّـهُ لَكُمْ آيَاتِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ ﴿المائدة: ٨٩﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)