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35. Oath (Qasam)

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  • Ruling 2687

    If a person takes an oath to do something or to refrain from doing something – for example, he takes an oath to keep a fast or to stop smoking – then in the event that he intentionally …

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  • Ruling 2688

    An oath must fulfil the following conditions [in order for it to be valid (ṣaḥīḥ)]: the person taking the oath must be of the age of legal responsibility (bāligh), and sane (ʿāqil). He must also have an intention …

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  • Ruling 2689

    If a father prevents his son from taking an oath, or if a husband prevents his wife from taking an oath, then any oaths they take are not valid.

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  • Ruling 2690

    If a son takes an oath without the permission of his father, or if a wife takes an oath without the permission of her husband, the father and the husband can annul their oaths.

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  • Ruling 2691

    If a person does not fulfil his oath owing to forgetfulness, necessity, or negligence, it is not obligatory on him to give kaffārah. The same applies if someone forces him to not fulfil his oath. Furthermore, if an …

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  • Ruling 2692

    If a person takes an oath in order to establish that what he is saying is the truth, in the event that his words are indeed true, the act of taking such an oath is disapproved; and if …

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