Breaking an oath

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Q: If a woman makes an oath to Allah saying that she will undergo female circumcision and if she breaks her oath she will become a kafir forever. Does she become a kaafir if she has changed her mind and does not want to undergo circumcision?


A: She will not become a kaafir through breaking the oath.

She will not become a kaafir, however if she breaks the oath, she should discharge the kaffarah 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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