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Atonement for breaking oath.

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Atonement for breaking oath

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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 89:

89 Allah will not call you to account for what is futile in your oaths, but He will call you to account for your deliberate oaths: for expiation feed ten indigent persons on a scale of the average for the food of your families; or clothe them; or give a slave his freedom. If that is beyond your means, fast for three days. That is the expiation for the oaths ye have sworn. But keep to your oaths. Thus doth Allah make clear to you His Signs that ye may be grateful.


The making of a promise or the taking of an oath in the Blessed Name of Allah Subhanah to do or not do something is extremely serious in the Sight of Allah Subhanah and one must fear Allah and strive to honor their promises and their oaths.


If one has taken a solemn oath to do or abstain from something, and if for any valid reason one wishes or has to break their oath, the expiation or atonement for breaking a solemn oath in Shariah is as follows:

  1. Feed ten indigent or poor persons a meal which one would normally feed their families with;
  2. Or, provide clothing for ten indigent or poor people;
  3. Or, free a slave; but
  4. If doing any of the three atonements is genuinely beyond ones means, then one should fast for three days and that would suffice as an expiation for violating the terms of their solemn oath.


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