Made an oath not to talk to his friend
Fatwa No: 155267

  • Fatwa Date:26-4-2011 - Jumaadaa Al-Oula 23, 1432
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Question

DEAR SIR, THANKS FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTIONS ON MY QUESTIONS. SIR MY FRIEND HAS BIG PROBLEM HE ACTUALLY FOUGHT WITH MY OTHER FRIEND AND IN THAT POSITION HE DECIDED THAT HE WILL NEVER MEET TO HIM ITS NOT BIGGEST FIGHT IN SIMPLE WORD WE ARE ALSO WITNESS WE TOLD TO THEM MAKE AGAIN GOOD FRIENDSHIP BUT IN THAT PERSON ONE MY FRIEND TAKEN BIGGEST SWEAR(KASAM) ABOUT HIS FAMILY MEMBERS LIKE "DAUGHTER" THAT HE WILL NEVER MEET TO HIM SO HE CAN CHANGE TO HIS DECISION WITH ANY "KUFFARA" OR WITHOUT ANY "KUFFARA" HE CAN MAKE AGAIN FRIENDSHIP PLZ HELP ABOUT THAT MATTER THANKS.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Islam urges the Muslims to be affectionate and friendly with one another and forbids them from cutting ties and deserting each other without a sound reason. For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 86090 and Fatwa 84976.

Indeed, you did well by trying to reconcile between your friends because reconciling between two disputing parties is one of the greatest acts by which one gets closer to Allaah.

As regards the oath that your friend made, it is a void oath because it is not permissible to make an oath to other than Allaah, and whoever makes such an oath and breaks it, there is no specific expiation for it, but he has to repent to Allaah (from swearing by other than Allaah). For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 82456.

If we presume that it is a determined oath because of it being made to Allaah or by one of His Names or Attributes, then the best thing for your friend to do is to urge himself to meet his friend and reconcile with him; for more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 81387.

Finally, we advise both your friends to reconcile and close the door of the devil as he is keen on separating between friends and lovers, and the best one of them is the one who starts greeting the other with Salaam.

Allaah Knows best.

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