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Expiation of Oaths

September 4, 2014
Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen
Chapter 317
Expiation of Oaths

Allah, the Exalted, says:

Allah will not punish you for what is unintentional in your oaths, but He will punish you for your deliberate oaths; for its expiation (a deliberate oath) feed ten Masakin (poor persons), on a scale of the average of that with which you feed your own families, or clothe them or manumit a slave. But whosoever cannot afford (that), then he should observe fast for three days. That is the expiation for the oaths when you have sworn. And protect your oaths (i.e., do not swear much).” (5:89)

1719. `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Ayah: “Allah will not punish you for what is unintentional in your oaths …” was revealed in respect of those persons who are in the habit of repeating: `No, by Allah’; and `Yes, by Allah.’
[Al-Bukhari].

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