Breaking an impermissible oath

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Q: One of my friends made a promise herself that ‘wallahi I ‘ll never ask dua for my sister”. Now she feels it’s wrong. She likes to break her promise now. Can she break it? Is there any kaffara?


A: Yes this oath is not permissible. She should break this oath and give the kafaarah for breaking the 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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