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  • No wrong in entrusting a charitable society with paying the expiation for breaking an oath Date: 16-1-2014

    My problem is that I break my oaths very often. I made an oath not to do anything personal during my work hours, but I always fail to keep that oath. The things that I do during work hours take only a few minutes such as checking the mail or sending a Fatwah so as to take a rest break from work. Moreover, our manager knows that we take a few minutes.. More

  • He died before paying the expiation for breaking an oath Date: 16-1-2014

    What is the religious ruling on someone who died before paying the expiation for breaking an oath?.. More

  • Whoever forgets the oath has not broken it Date: 16-1-2014

    About six years ago, a man jokingly said to my mother, "Would you marry me to your daughter?" When my mother told me that, I swore by Allaah The Exalted that I would not marry that man, though the proposal was neither formal nor serious. Now, I am married to someone whom I sometimes doubt to be the man who had talked to my mother about marrying me six.. More

  • Asked him to keep a secret and to take an oath on that and then gave him permission to disclose it to his brother Date: 16-1-2014

    One of my friends entrusted me with a serious secret and had me swear not to disclose it to anyone and if I did, my wife would be unlawful to me. A day later, I asked his permission to tell his elder brother about that secret and he gave me permission. I told his brother about the secret. Is this considered breaking my oath whereby my wife is divorced?.. More

  • Ruling on believing a swearer Date: 16-1-2014

    Am I sinful if I do not believe someone who swears by Allaah on something given that he does not pray? In other words, since he neither respects or fulfills the Rights of The Lord of the universe Who Endowed him with all blessings of life, then, how should he fulfill my right when I am just a slave like him?.. More

  • Is it permissible to swear falsely if it is the only way to obtain one's right? Date: 16-1-2014

    What is the ruling on someone who takes a decisive oath in a claim made against him, denying that he owes the plaintiff something under the pretext that the plaintiff is also in debt to him with an amount of money that exceeds the claimed one? The swearer is certain that he owes nothing to the plaintiff, and thus he resorted to the principle of clearing... More

  • Ruling on swearing an oath out of courtesy Date: 16-1-2014

    I was talking with one of my relatives, with whom I do not have a cordial and friendly relationship. In the middle of our conversation, he said to me, "I missed seeing you." I replied, "By Allaah, I missed seeing you too." I did not intend to swear an oath that I missed seeing him; I merely said so out of courtesy. Is it obligatory for me to expiate.. More

  • Is a single expiation due for several oaths? Date: 16-1-2014

    It is common that everybody swears several times every day, intentionally and unintentionally. Is it permissible for such a person to make a single expiation for these oaths? Noting that he has repented of doing this. May Allaah Reward you. .. More

  • Swearing by the Verses of Allaah: between prohibition and permissibility Date: 16-1-2014

    What is the ruling on saying: "I swear by the Verses of Allaah"?.. More

  • Channels of the expiation for breaking an oath Date: 16-1-2014

    I have to feed ten needy people as expiation for breaking an oath, but I cannot find eligible recipients of the expiation in my country. I know that people here can afford food but some are burdened with debts or delayed taxes that are due or need to get married and cannot afford the costs or cannot pay the utility bills that are due and the like. What.. More

  • Effects of swearing an oath on the Bible Date: 16-1-2014

    Is it permissible to take an oath by the parts of the Bible that were not altered and distorted, as it is a Divine Book, just as we swear on the Quran, as it is the Speech of Allaah The Exalted?.. More

  • Religious ruling on repetitively swearing by Allaah Date: 16-1-2014

    Is it permissible for a person to swear by Allaah The Exalted repetitively, saying, “I swear by Allaah thrice”? .. More

  • The point of permissibility of false swearing to avert harm from a Muslim Date: 16-1-2014

    An authority asked somebody to take an oath on the Mus-haf before a certain person. He previously knew that if he told the truth this would bring about harm upon a righteous man. So, he took the oath and gave a false answer. What is the ruling on his oath? What is he required to do?.. More

  • Swearing by divorce or making unlawful (one’s wife) is an oath of the Faasiqs Date: 16-1-2014

    In a state of anger I said to one of my children: "(I swear) By (making your mother) unlawful (for me), if you do so and so I will not let you go to such and such a place in the future." If he goes to such a place, will it be counted as one incident of divorce?.. More

  • Expiation of oaths whose number is unknown Date: 16-1-2014

    In the past, whenever I felt angry, I used to say, "By Allaah, The Great, I will not do this." But I did not make expiation for breaking my oaths. I have forgotten the number of those oaths. What should I do? May Allaah Reward you... More