The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ritual 252

There is no penalty for taking an oath, if it is true. However, the pilgrim should seek Allah’s forgiveness, if he has done so only twice; otherwise there is a penalty of a sheep. If the oath is untrue, the penalty is a sheep for the first time, two sheep for the second and a cow for the third time. That is the maximum penalty. However, if he had paid the penalty and took yet another false oath, the penalty is incurred in the same order.