Becoming a kaafir through breaking one’s oath

Q: It is narrated from the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) that he said: “Whoever swears (if he does something or fails to do something) that he will follow a religion other than Islam, falsely and deliberately, then he is as he said, and if he meant what he said, he will never come back to Islam with his faith intact.” My question is if a person swears to Allah that he will never do a particular act and if he does it he will die a kafir. If he breaks his oath will he die as a kafir?


A: He should sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala for breaking his oath. If he sincerely repents to Allah Ta’ala and improves his life, he will not die as a kaafir.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)