Breaking one’s oath

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Q: If someone touched the Qur’an and said something like I swear on Qur’an I will never come to this house again in anger while having an argument. Can he ever go back to that house if he did tawba, kept 3 rozay and fed 20 miskeen people? If not then what else can he do?


A: If he has erred in taking the oath, then he should go to the house and break his oath. Thereafter he should discharge the kaffarah for breaking the oath. The Kaffarah for breaking the oath is that one should feed ten poor Muslims with the amount of Sadaqatul fitr as an atonement for breaking the oath. Alternatively one may cloth ten poor people with such clothing wherein Salaah can be performed. If one is unable to do this then one should fast three days consecutively with the intention of atoning for the broken oath.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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