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Taking a false oath

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Q: I smoked weed once or twice which I am not sure is haraam or not. Anyways recently my mother found it out from my bag. It wasn’t mine and she made me swear upon her head and the quran that I haven’t ever smoked weed in my life and I did. Please tell me did I do wrong by taking a false oath and what penalty I have to pay for forgiveness? If I hadn’t done it, she might be heartbroken.

Bismillaah

A: Taking a false oath is a major sin. You should sincerely repent to Allah Tala for committing such a grave sin and make a firm resolve that you will never repeat this sin in the future. Similarly, make tawba for smoking weed. Smoking weed is not permissible.

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 MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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