Taking an oath that if one breaks an oath, one will become a kaafir

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: My question is that I had asked one mufti that if a woman takes an oath that “if I do this or do not do this I will become a kafir forever”and breaks the oath will she become a kafir. His reply was that ulama have said that she will become a kafir. But you had said that she will not become a kafir. Please reply I am very disturbed.


A: Though breaking the oath is a sinful act, however it does not cause one to become a kaafir.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)