Not sure whether one had taken an oath

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Q: If I am unsure if I made an oath not to do something, but I possibly might have and I don’t know, must I refrain for life or is it ok to do it?


A: If you are not sure whether you had taken the oath, then the oath is not valid.

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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