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How Do I Break an Oath that is Difficult to Keep?

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Question: I took an oath on the Quran that I will share everything with my husband and never hide anything from him. Does sharing everything means I will tell him every moment of my daily routine? This oath is too difficult to maintain.

My question is that if I fast for three days as kaffara, will this suffice even if I broke the oath on many days? What do I do to end this oath?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and states.

In this situation, breaking the oath once causes its dissolution, so it no longer exists. Yet expiation is due.

Expiation is to feed ten poor persons (2 meals each), or to clothe them (1 garment each), or to give them the equivalent monetary value. If unable to do that, one must fast three consecutive days. [Maydani/Quduri, Lubab fi Sharh al-Kitab]

And Allah knows best.

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani

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