Taking an oath that one will become a kaafir if one commits a certain action

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Q: If I take an oath of disbelief by using the word “whenever”, will I become kaafir whenever I do that particular thing or only once? Example if I say, “Whenever I do a particular thing I will become a kaafir”.


A: Try your best to avoid doing that work. Don’t ever do it deliberately.

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


Answered by:

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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