Saying: “Cross my Heart” When Promising

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Q: Aslaam alaikum

If a Muslim says ‘cross my heart’ when promising with no intention of Kufr. Doe this make the person a non Muslim?
The muslim maybe could have said this as a joke, or just happen to say it.

He Has no intention of Kufr and loves Islam alot.


A: Wa alaikum As Salaam,

No, this person will not be non-Muslim or a kafir. However, in future he should not do this. This is not an Islamic practice.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

Date: 20/11/2013

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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