Taking a false oath

Q: I have made a mistake and I don’t know what to do. This morning my mom told me to eat my vitamins but I didn’t want to because I have heard that those brand of pills might have something that might be derived from animal products. So I wanted to make sure before I took anymore but I have OCD and I doubt everything. So I didn’t tell anyone. Today after school she told me that I didn’t take them and she is always worried about my health and stuff so I lied and said I did know it was bad I just knew she would tell me to take some right away if I didn’t and by accident I said I swear to god I did. I regretted it as soon as it came out. I didn’t mean to and now I am very worried. I didn’t want to say that it just came out. I feel so sorry but I don’t know what to do. I am going to try to never say anything like that ever again and I will try to not lie about taking pills anymore. I am menstruating right now and so I can’t do a prayer of repentance. I don’t know what to do? I feel very bad about what I said. I will try my very hardest to never say it when I am lying ever again. What do I do. Please help. I am very worried.


A: Sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala for taking a false oath and make a firm resolve that you will not repeat this in the future.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)